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  • DIY Boutonniere: Step by Step How to Guide & Video

    Posted on 26/12/2014 by | Comments Off

    DIY Boutonniere: Step by Step How to Guide Yellow Rose + Wax Flower Boutonniere Wedding Flowers

     

    For the DIY Bride, this video is a great resource for how to make boutonnieres yourself.  Boutonnieres for multiple members of your wedding party can add up cost-wise, but they can be easily done yourself a day before the wedding and kept in the fridge. (make sure you have space in your refrigerator if you attempt any DIY flowers like corsages and boutonnieres as these items don’t have a water supply without the little green tubes.

    This video from Blooms by the Box, a reputable online wholesale florist popular amongst DIY Brides, shows all the steps to making a rose boutonniere yourself. Roses are ideal for DIY boutonnieres because they are so hardy.

    I like how this rose is more open and fuller than other Boutonnieres that are often closer bud stage

     

    Blooms by the Box shows how to do this boutonniere with a yellow rose, but they have an impressive array of rose colors and shades available and wedding supplies needed to do your own wedding flowers.

     

    How To Guide to Making Boutonnieres

    How To Guide to Making Boutonnieres

     

     

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  • DIY Rose Petal Aisle Runner How-to Guide

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    Rose Petal Aisle Runner How-to DIY Guide

    this is a great idea found on Pinterest. Here are some pros and cons of a rose petal aisle runner.

    fabric Aisle runners can be very expensive and surprisingly slippery.  Especially for an outdoor ceremony, rose petals can be strewn in a pattern (as shown) or at random, hours before the ceremony. A pattern can be outlined in string that is anchored with toothpicks in advance to follow, or cut out a paper stencil pattern if you are crafty to make rose petal patterns of dots or stars or hearts.  Make sure guests stay off the petals in advance!

    Another simple design is the “ombre” petal look seen here, no special skill is required for this look as long as petals are ready in advance

     

    PROS:

    • Pretty, colorful way to decorate your aisle with limited expense and fuss.
    • Even young ones could be responsible for random patterns (and maybe it could occupy them in the hours before the wedding)
    • a “lush” floral look can be achieved with little time or expense

    CONS:

    • Must be done day of ceremony
    • Decide if you (or your bridesmaids, or family escorted up the aisle before the bride) might slip and fall if petals are underfoot and if it would be better to keep the petals at the edges of the aisle out of the path.
    • Your venue may not allow rose petals – get pre-approval
    • clean up.

     rose petal wedding aisle

    Resources in this article to copy this idea yourself :

    Flowers:

    • J R Roses
    • Blooms by the Box has MANY shades or roses to choose from to match your decor, plus wedding supplies like tall cylinder vases if you care to have candles or flowers along the aisle
    • Costco Floral Department Roses.  Costco also has a wedding floral department with bulk flowers and pre-made bridal bouquets, table centerpieces, and full wedding floral sets. Costco roses in-store are generally mostly available in red with other colors on a special order basis. If you are picking up in store, red is most likely what will be available in quantity
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