Whether you are trying to make your own wedding bouquet or if you are looking to make a nice bouquet to put on display in your home or give to someone special, you could be wondering how to do it right. You might assume that you have to purchase a professionally done bouquet in order to get a truly nice look, but this does not have to be the case at all. If you follow these tips, you should be able to make a nice flower arrangement, even if you do not have any experience.
Use Different Sources
First of all, you should consider the fact that you have lots of different sources for getting flowers. Of course, you can head into your local florist’s shop to ask for flowers. However, this is not your only option. You may be able to pick flowers from your own garden, for example. Another trick that many people do not think about is buying flowers from your local grocery store; they are often more affordable than the flowers that you will find at a florist’s shop, and you can always rearrange them yourself to make them look nice. By getting your flowers from different places, you won’t be restricted and can instead combine different flowers to get the look that you want.
Try Using In-Season Flowers
When choosing flowers for your bouquet, you may want to choose in-season flowers. This is a good idea for a few reasons. For one thing, you may save money by choosing flowers that are in-season rather than those that had to be grown in a greenhouse. Additionally, you can enjoy some nice seasonal cheer by choosing seasonal flowers. Plus, flowers that are grown naturally during a certain season often look fresher and more vibrant than those that had to be grown in not-so-natural conditions.
Focus on Different Heights
Of course, you might have a height that you would like for most of the flowers in your arrangement to be cut at. Adding a few varying heights, however — such as adding a few taller pieces and shorter pieces here and there — can help you add a lot of visual interest to your bouquet. This can be a good way to use up pieces that might have broken or that you might have accidentally cut too short as well.
Use Different Blooms
When you think about bouquets, you might think about those that are filled with flowers that have fully bloomed. However, this is not your only option. Adding flowers with different blooms — and perhaps even some flowers that have not bloomed yet — can be a good way to add visual interest to your bouquet.
Use Plenty of Colors
In some cases, choosing just one color for your bouquet can be nice. For the most part, however, adding plenty of different colors can help make a bouquet even more attractive. Consider picking a color palette to work with beforehand; for example, you could choose seasonal colors, or if you are making the bouquet for an event, you could choose from the colors that are being used in the event decor. Then, you can add plenty of rich colors to make your bouquet even more beautiful.
Make Sure There’s Plenty of Bulk
For the most part, you do not want your flower bouquets to be too thin. Instead, make sure that there is ample bulk. Even if you need to add in baby’s breath, greenery or some other type of bulk, you can help ensure that your bouquet is nice and full. Plus, you’ll set a nice backdrop for all of the beautiful flowers so that they can really shine.
As you can see, there are a few simple tips and tricks that you can follow if you would like to make nicer bouquets.