YES you can do your own
Wedding Flowers! by Dee Dee Meininger contributing writer
ne of the growing trends in the floral industry for weddings in 2010 is for couples to do their own wedding flowers. In the past, many people feared this task but now they are embracing it as a way to get exactly what they want and save money at the same time. If you think you might like to give it a try, here are some great ideas that might inspire you.
Doing your own wedding flowers is an investment of your time but can be very satisfying and fun. Many “do it yourselfers” invite friends, relatives or their wedding party to help. It is even better if you can offer your helpers drinks and something yummy! Be prepared with fresh flowers, gloves and scissors and you are well on your way to creating your own artistic floral creations and lasting memories.
Some products to consider when doing your own wedding flowers are fresh rose petals, roses, seasonal flowers and greens and pre-made wedding garlands. All of these products are available from wholesale flower companies and can even be purchased online. Here are some great ideas on how to use each of them.
Fresh Rose Petals are one of the easiest products to use because they take absolutely no special skill. All you do is scatter or toss where you want them. Many people create a wedding aisle with fresh rose petals or place fresh rose petals around a centerpiece. You might also like to scatter fresh rose petals on your cake table and welcome table or float fresh rose petals in a bowl. It is a lot of fun to fill your flower girl’s basket with fresh rose petals or to have your guests shower you and your new spouse with petals as you leave the ceremony. Of course, you may decide to just lay fresh rose petals on your bed or any romantic place. Remember fresh rose petals add color, drama, fragrance and elegance to any setting; just use your imagination. Roses are another popular flower for creating romantic arrangements because they come in so many colors and they are available year round. You can easily create a classic and romantic handtied bouquet with roses and,
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