It can be pretty overwhelming to land on our website and see hundreds of varieties of wholesale wedding flowers in multiple colors, shapes, and sizes. Thoughts start running through your mind and the next thing your know you feel like there is no way you will be able to select flowers that will look beautiful together. But don’t worry, it is not as difficult as you think, in fact, it can be carefree and fun. Read through this list, ease your nerves, and enjoy this creative process.
Tips for Selecting Wholesale Flowers Online for Your DIY Event:
1. Create a Simple Balance: Choose 1-3 Focal flowers, which are large flowers and will act as mechanical tool to help you create bouquet shape. Choose 2-3 secondary flowers, which are smaller flowers that will fill in space and create texture. Choose 1-2 fillers, which will be used for boutonnieres, corsages, and arrangements. Last, choose 1-2 types of greenery that will act as the finishing touch to all your arrangements. If this overwhelms you, keep it simple, order one focal flower, one secondary flower, one filler, and one greenery to mix together for all the arrangements.
Some great focal flowers include rose, garden roses, peonies, lilies, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas, orchids, succulents, calla lilies, football mums, spider mums, cremon mums, stock, and sunflowers. Great secondary flowers include lisianthus, alstroemeria, spray roses, freesia, larkspur, asters, carnations, sweetheart roses, delphinium, dianthus, allium, and much more. Take a look at our fillers and greens categories for those variety examples.
The bouquet below is the perfect example of balance. Thre are 3 focal flowers that include peonies, garden roses, and dahlias. The secondary flowers are the spray roses. The billy balls act as fillers and the greenery is the dusty miller.
2. Colors Do Not Have To Be Exact: Select colors that are complimentary or a shade of the your wedding colors. Picking exact colors can lead to some trouble. Keep in mind that flowers are a part of nature. Each harvest and crop is highly dependent on environmental conditions that are constantly fluctuating. These fluctuations can produce variations in color.
3. There is No Right or Wrong Way: Each individual has different taste, the great part of ordering your wedding flowers yourself is getting to pick the exact flowers you imagine. You get to completely customize the colors and flowers to your liking and there is no wrong way. Floral design is creative so you can’t go wrong, even if you have never arranged flowers before.
4. When in Doubt Keep It Simple: If all this talk about color, variety, and size is making your head spin then keep it simple. Create your arrangements with all one type of flower. Pick one beautiful focal flower and stick with it. A great example is using only sunflowers at a wedding, this can be very high impact yet EXTREMELY easy and affordable.
Did you do your own wedding flowers? Are you thinking about making your own wedding arrangements. We would love to hear your opinions that help couples order wholesale flowers online to create their wedding arrangements. Please leave us a comment adding advice from your experience or ask questions so we can start a conversation!
The big secret to beautiful do-it-yourself flowers for fall arrangements is…… texture! Fall is a time when texture is especially important, the season promotes natural tones and outdoorsy elements, making it a must to include multiple textures, shapes, and finishes in fall bouquets. Texture can even make wholesale flowers online look like professional arrangements. The more elements you include in a pattern the more sophisticated the designs look.
OH!! Did I mention that these greens and textured fillers are also more affordable than traditional focal flowers? That’s right, creating highly textured arrangements can actually save you money. You may even be able to splurge on a focal flower that is more expensive, like the peach Juliet garden roses shown below.
Photos by Tyler Jones Photography
Some of the budget friendly fall textured fillers in this post include steel grass, wheat grass, heather, saw fern, scabiosa pods, and fiddlehead fern. They are truly affordable and easy to work with. They are also very hardy and long lasting! See some of the items BloomsByTheBox.com offers that can make your wholesale flower buying experience replicate a fall look filled with texture.
There are so many affordable options for filler flowers that can fill up your fall do it yourself flowers with texture, color, and interest. The secret is creating a unique texture and combination of flowers that will make your wholesale flowers look like professionally arranged flowers. Use these fillers and a wide variety of wholesale greens to come in budget. The picture above also feature garden roses, a rather expensive flower. The great part of using so many fillers and greens is that you need less of the focal flower, meaning you can still get that higher ticket flower you love while keeping in budget.
Learning how to make a DIY floral headband is simple, easy, and extremely affordable. Baby’s breath is one of the most affordable fillers available of all wholesale flowers ordered online. With one bunch of baby’s breath you can make up to 6-7 floral head bands!
Bundle pieces of baby’s breath together using the floratape stem wrap. You will have to make more bundles as you go to fit and cover the entire wire headband.
Next, double strand the wire, measure your head, and make a cut leaving an extra two inches at the ends. Use the rounded side (already looped side) of your doubled wire to create a clasp by putting the cut ends through the loop. Once you have put the ends through the loop, create a secure twist to hold the wire in a circle. Make sure the wire is not sticking out.
Start adding bundles of baby’s breath to the wire using your floratape stem wrap. Place the bundles together, close enough to eventually cover all showing wire. Keep in mind that you need to keep the clasp area open in case you need to re-adjust the size.
Once you have covered the wire fully you can now add your finishing touches. Add ribbon, lace, or more flowers to create a touch of textured interest.
This simple tutorial can help you make your own wedding flowers at a a fraction of the cost of a florist. Baby’s breath floral headbands can also be used as decorative wreaths. Hang them from strings on the ceiling to make a unique and quaint look for your ceremony. Or you can make these small ring arrangements for putting around candles as centerpieces!
What would you do with these simple floral arrangements?