A round bouquet of fresh flowers for the formal wedding can be made in many styles, sizes or shapes-depending upon the bride’s preference. Save money and make a round bridal bouquet for your wedding. It is a simple shape to make and easy for the bride to hold.
The handle of the round bouquet is centered so the bride can hold it at waist level while walking down the aisle showing off the decorative bodice of the gown.
Things to Buy
Your choice of flowers
Green leaves of choice
Ribbon to enhance the gown
Soak The Foam
Soak the floral foam of the round bouquet holder in a sink filled with cold water. The foam is similar to a sponge that expands and softens when wet. The more water it absorbs the softer it becomes. This makes it easier to insert the flowers when you make the round bridal bouquet for your wedding without breaking the stems.
Place Green Leaves Around Foam as a Base For Flowers
Place green leaves around the floral foam at the bottom of the round bridal bouquet. Spread the white babies breath on, in and around the leaves. Save money for the wedding by using left-overs to place on the table for decoration.
Begin From Bottom Working Up
Start from the bottom and insert the ribbon (that you have twisted) around floral wire. This keeps the ribbon from hanging limp. Keep in mind that the ribbon will be noticed first on the front of the wedding gown. Keep the front in view as you work on shaping the round bridal gown.
Carefully Cut The Stems of the Flowers
Cut your flowers into shorter stems as you make a round bouquet. Insert them into and around the layer you just made. Make sure you give the bouquet a round and not a flat appearance by lifting some of the stems of the roses and other flowers as needed. Fill in the flowers with some of the babies breath.
Hints to Help Make Better Flower Bouquets
**If desired try using a mixture of colors of the roses in place of creating the bridal bouquet with all white flowers.
** Be careful when cutting the stems. Make sure you do not make them too short. It is easier to cut back if they are too long to start than to add to a short stem.
**Use colors relating to the color scheme of the wedding.
** Wrap the stem with layers and layers of heavy duty plastic wrap. Wrap tightly because this will be the handle you will hold when you walk down the aisle.
Source: Previously written article by me on eHow. Edited and updated