DIY Wedding bouquets I need help sprucing them up?

by DIY wedding planner on December 11, 2011

This is what my bouquets at of these little maroon flowers and cream and pink roses. I promise they look much better than in this photo i had to take it with my phone camera instead of my digital. I plan on adding more of the roses to make them fuller but they just look to plain. I want to add something to them to make them look a little fancier but i dont know what to do with them. Any ideas?

Thanks for the ideas so far! I do have them rubber banded and wrapped with dark brown ribbon. Our colors are actually dark brown and cream. We chose pink and maroon as our two accent colors. =)
My fiance ad i both had terrible allergies so i went with silk flowers not because i was trying to save money just because id rather not take the chance of us both sneezing our heads off the entire ceremony. Ive already purchased all the flowers.

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ronnie December 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

If they are artificial get a hot glue gun and glue pearls or butterflies.
We did that for my sister’s wedding and they turned out beautiful!


mandyang9 December 11, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Try making them look more natural, like adding some green (a leaf here, and a leaf there)…or baby’s breath, you can even find it colored, like a light lavender that would look nice with both colors.

You can also get the spray hairspray glitter and add that. It helps the light around them sparkle. That’s what I did with my bouquets.

Good luck!


Mrs?B December 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Get pins that have a pearl end on them and stick them into the centers of the flowers. It gives it a more “bridal” look. I did this with my bouquet and nobody believed me that I made it myself! :)

This was my bouquet:

But it looks great in roses too


jerzygirl21 December 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Go to your local craft store or even walmart craft department and get some pins – pearl or gems that can stick out of each bouquet. Just place them randomly throughout and wrap the stems in ribbon (hold tightly together with rubber bands or floral tape then cover with ribbon). You can even wrap them in lace doilies for a little frill on the outside.


Darlene mouse December 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

You could add some greenery to fill them in. Glue some tiny rhinestones or pearls on the center of the flowers. Baby’s breath also works wonders with wedding bouquets.
Do you have any type of ribbon around the base or on the stems? I couldn’t tell from the picture. Adding some really pretty ribbon would make it look nice.

By the way, I really like your color choices.

Best wishes as you plan your special day.


Nicole m December 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm

i didn’t go the silk route im doing real , from the grocery store they are putting mine together it was only 40 $ white Lily’s. my total for my bouquet , the girls, the mens boutonnieres and pin on corsages came to a total of 140


I'm just sayin... December 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm
Diane G December 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Looking great so far,

but they need some greenery; camellia leaves, rose leaves or ferns.
Placed mostly around the base, but also peeping out the top and sides of the bouquet as though they were a natural bunch of roses.

Some smaller silk flowers such as rose buds, baby breath or small carnations or bows etc as fillers would go well too. The smaller rose buds would probably be easiest to find.

Wrap the stems in ribbon and have the ribbon tails trailing after tying the bow. You could also have a strand of “pearls” trailing with the ribbon.


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