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How to Create a Silk Flower Bridal Bouquet

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Silk arrangements will typically cost about half the price of real flower arrangements. Since they are not real, silk flowers are not seasonal. That means if you want two hundred daisies in the middle of winter, you can have fresh-looking silk daisies fill your reception hall without paying to have the flowers shipped from far away. Silk flowers are not affected by the heat of an outdoor summer wedding or the flashes of a photographer’s camera.

By the end of the day, real flowers can start to look wilted and tired, but with a little maintenance silk flowers will look fresh for years to come. One of the biggest advantages to silk flowers – they are worry-free. Fresh flowers need to be delivered on the morning of the wedding and are just one more thing that you need to remember. Meanwhile, you can create your silk flower arrangements months before the ceremony and load them into your car the night before the ceremony. You will not need to worry about the florist delivering your flowers on time or leaving the church and reception hall painfully bare.

When creating your arrangements, there are several things to keep in mind. Color is one of the primary concerns. You want to ensure the arrangements complement your wedding colors, but also reflect your favorite flowers. Before you purchase any flowers, visit local florists, browse wedding websites and flip through some bridal magazines. You will gather inspiration from the pictures and arrangements you see in these places. While some wedding table decorations may be difficult to replicate, small arrangements that can be attached to church pews or your bridal bouquet are easy to make at home.

There are a number of options for your bridal bouquet, but the most popular fall into three categories – cascading, round and monogrammed. Create an idea board that features all the bouquets that you like. When the board is complete, you should be able to draw together several characteristics among the different arrangements that you like. These characteristics will help you craft the perfect bouquet. You can choose from two different methods to arrange your bouquet. The first involves flowers that are taped together and wrapped in a ribbon, decorative stem cover or other wedding accessories. For the second option, you can place the flowers in a bouquet holder.