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Tips for Creating DIY Flowers for a Small Wedding

If you’re planning a small, intimate affair for your wedding, it’s fun to explore the possibility of creating some of your food, decor, or floral arrangements yourself. Not only does this help you stretch your wedding budget significantly, but it also adds a personal touch to your event that creates a unique vibe. For DIY wedding flowers, there are several things to keep in mind. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale have some great tips for making your DIY florals look amazing.


Be sure to plan your wedding flowers well in advance when creating your own bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages or boutonnieres. Think about all the materials you’ll need for constructing your different pieces, including vases, floral foam, floral tape, floral wire, pins, and plenty of ribbon. Cascade has everything you need to stock up on supplies, both for practice runs and for the big day. Select a few bundles of inexpensive grocery store flowers for practicing, and make note of how long each arrangement takes (so you can plan for the days before the wedding).


While elaborate floral designs may look appealing on Pinterest, we recommend sticking with something more straightforward to work with yourself. Sunflowers, roses, mums, and carnations are excellent choices. They look beautiful, are easy to work with when arranging your own designs, and will last the whole day. Whatever variety of blooms you choose, keep it simple and you’ll have better success creating gorgeous arrangements for your big day. We also recommend watching several (not just one) video tutorials about how to create DIY wedding florals. Following a model is usually the best way to learn and perfect your new craft. 

Georgeous flower Arrangement in Pink and Purple


When you order or purchase wholesale flowers, they’ll often arrive in bud form, so be sure to time their delivery for a few days before your wedding to give them time to open. Store flowers, before and after designing the arrangements, in a cool, dry place (like the floor of a closet in an air-conditioned room). While you often see flowers in refrigerators in florists’ shops, do NOT store your flowers in your fridge. Florist fridges are kept at a different temperature, plus any food (especially fruits and vegetables) will give off a gas that will cause your flowers to wilt and die quickly. 


Enlist the help of friends or family to transport your flowers to the wedding venue on the day of the wedding. Plan for plenty of space in the vehicle (you cannot stack your bouquets) and think about the water in vases. Packing arrangements tightly with towels between vases is a great way to prevent spills. Finally, think about what will happen to the flowers after the wedding. Will you send them home with guests or family members, or possibly use them to decorate your new home?

Creating your own wedding bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, and boutonnieres can be a big endeavor, but truly a rewarding one. For a small wedding, adding special personal touches like these can bring such an intimate, unique feel to the entire day. For more ideas or to discuss your specific plan for wedding flowers, talk to the floral designers at Cascade Floral Wholesale. We have everything you need to successfully create your own wedding flowers, and we will love to help you bring your ideas to life.