When you are going to DIY flowers you have some thinking to do when it comes to bouquet wrap. After you have construed your bouquet (see a tutorial here) you will most likely want to decorate the stems with ribbon, burlap, lace, fabric, or personal mementos. There are endless options and possibilities. Current trends include bright ribbon, patterned fabrics, lace, burlap, vintage broaches, and rhinestones.
This gorgeous combination of bright flowers includes red, oranges, pinks, and whites are complimented by the striped ribbon. Featured in Southern Weddings and shot by photographer Courtney Dox this bouquet inspiration is a perfect display of the impact that bouquet wrap can have. Even, when all the colors stand out!
Yet another amazing bouquet wrap inspiration from Southern Weddings magazine. This time, photographed by Kristyn Hogan Photography, bright yellow paired with pale pinks are matched up with the glitter ribbon. The glitter ribbon really gives insight into the bright personalities of the couple! Straying away from the traditional ribbon paid off!
Southern Weddings Magazine’s featured Riverland Studios photos to reveal an all white wedding with pops of turquoise blue. The couple used the bouquet wrap accents to create a cohesive theme through out the wedding. Check out the post to see their turquoise colored car accent!
Last but not least, a DIY bouquet from Wedding Chicks! Click on the link to see the original post! But take moment to appreciate that big gold bow. What a statement piece! Gold is in and this bouquet of peonies, garden roses, and succulents is all around hitting it out of the trendy park!
What do we think DIYers? Any ideas?
April showers bring Do-It-Yourself May flowers, when budget couples begin planning upcoming DIY wedding projects, including bouquets, centerpieces, décor, boutonnieres and corsages. May and June, the most popular wedding months, offer the greatest selection of lush and colorful flowers readily available throughout the U.S. – and at the best value of the year.
Wedding couples today are budget and value-focused, and seek out ways to save money without compromising quality or style. Resources like BloomsByTheBox.com’s DIY Flowers 101, an online picture tutorial and video series covering flower preparation, flower care, arrangement transportation, floral design elements, tools and techniques, have made do-it-yourself flowers a significant point of savings in today’s wedding budgets.
To make it as simple as possible for couples to save money with DIY flowers, we provide extensive educational resources. Couples get free consultations for picking flower quantities, ship dates, and instructions. We also offer a free DIY Guide to Wedding Flowers, online flower tutorials, videos, and an extensive online flower lesson series.
BloomsByTheBox.com is celebrating Do-It-Yourself Flower Month by including a free DIY Wedding Flower Supply Kit with all orders over $300 placed in May. The kit includes essential tools for creating bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.
Spring and summer provide an abundance of vibrant flowers that look incredible in colored bud vases. Maybe this idea would be more suited for a bridal shower or engagement party, either way wholesale flowers online are inexpensive and perfect for staying on budget. Whatever your choice, clustering bud vases together and filling them with flowers is extremely simple and low stress!
Use (from left to right) fuchsia stock, pink larkspur, hot pink ranunculus, purple tulips, lemon garden roses, and yellow spray roses. Fill bud vases that are color tinted with textured shapes and sizes.
Use burlap, extra flower petals, or accessories for some extra personality. This simple DIY is the perfect low stress project for couples on a budget. There is no professional skill needed.
After studying the trends long and hard BloomsByTheBox decided to offer trendy wedding supplies that can be difficult to get your hands on. These products are inspired by customer requests and wedding trends published all over the top wedding blogs. We wanted to offer items that would pair well with the do it yourself flower projects so all of these products are easy to use and do not require professional technique.
Wooden Planter Boxes
We know how much everyone is loving the rustic/ vintage looks for do -it -yourself weddings. These square wooden flower vases have inspired many amazing looks that you can replicate at an affordable price. The photo above, taken by Forever Photography, is featured in a romantic and rustic themed wedding. The wooden vases really create the rustic look while the fluffy textured flowers and trendy fillers relay romance.
Drift Wood Accents
Next, using fumigated wholesale drift wood for centerpieces has become trendy, especially in nature themed weddings. Driftwood thrives when paired with natural looking elements such succulents, mosses, greenery, and flowers. This is an inexpensive accessory that makes a large impact on a wedding’s atmosphere.
Burlap and Lace
Lace and Burlap, as captured by Sweet Caroline Photo above, paired together marries rustic and romantic. The trick to getting this look right is to rely on imperfections to add character. Also you need a thin patterned lace that will not be too bulky over your thick burlap. Get lace and burlap ribbon when you place your wholesale flower order with BloomsByTheBox.com
Order our beautiful wholesale succulents anytime in April and get 10% off! We understand that succulents are a higher priced specialty flower and it may be hard to fit them into your budget. In an effort to make this popular specialty item more affordable for spring and summer weddings we marked them down an additional 10%! Place your order anytime in April and get your discount! Remember the price will go up on May 1st so place your order as soon as possible!
Here are some looks that may inspire you to use succulents in your wedding or event arrangements. Click on each photo to see the full weddings!
This centerpiece is featured on Style Me Pretty and captured by Jose Villa Photography! The rustic elements of the wood and succulents combined with a silver antique vase create a classic design with pops of modern edge. The colors and naturalistic elements inspired by this design are very popular, most of the time including succulents.
This design is much more cool and calm. Also on Style Me Pretty and shot by JennaBeth Photography. The inclusion of white, pale greens, lavender, and purple relays a message of tranquility. The succulent is a very versatile flower with many perks to be offered. You can use it in many different ways and with many different color schemes.
Nature doesn’t really care what we want and most of the time does not produce flowers in the exact colors of our wedding schemes! Well, that’s okay because now there is a way to have flowers that match your wedding colors, just use floral sprays and dyes. The most popular wedding flower colors for the up coming seasons are available in sprays now. And later in the post, read about how to use floral spray.
Our coveted favorite is the mint/pale green color craze. Mint weddings exploded in popularity because the soothing color is perfect for so many personality types. It is also great because it is a gender neutral color and seems to be a favorite of the groom as well. There are not many flowers are that come in shades even close to mint, so it may be a great option to spray some white flowers this dainty color.
Another trendy color for this wedding season is coral. The punchy color is perfect for couples with bold personality. Coral flowers, however, are extremely hard to come by in all seasons. Using floral dye will help you save money because specialty color flowers can also be much more expensive. Dying flowers is a great alternative for those on a budget.
Next color up to bat, the lovely pale peach. Peach, mint, grays, and pastels have contributed to the muted soothing color trends in recent weddings. Pale peach has a way of being soothing, elegant, romantic, and passionate all at the same time. Peach is a statement color that can also be a hard find when it comes to flower shapes and sizes desired, this is where peach floral spray comes in handy.
Last but not least, the ever popular gold. Gold has been a powerful color in conveying elegance, romance, and status. With strong meaning it is easy to use as an accent color in any wedding scheme. It has been popularly used on greens and fillers in bouquets and arrangements like the example below.
Using floral spray is easy and will produce the results you would like as you get to customize the application to your liking. You should always spray one flower at a time to create a more natural look. Always hold the spray can at least 6-8 inches from the flower during application. Use a couple flowers as tests, you will need to practice on a couple blooms before you get the most natural look and rhythm practiced. You may have to do a couple layers to get the exact color you are looking for, allow the coats to dry before applying a second coat to prevent dripping or streaky colors.