Ding dong, rang the wedding bells for you. It began with elation and soon spiraled into frenzied running around for the wedding preparations. From the moment he went down on one knee and said the magic words, you have been planning in your mind all the things that the wedding of your dreams would look like and tried to make that dream come true. This is the time when no girl feels embarrassed to do things the old fashioned way. Most of us are too sentimental about these things that matter the most and thus, we would like them the way they have been all these years. Then, why go for a circular wedding bouquet that is so contemporary and un-dreamlike? True they are more inexpensive as compared to the cascading ones, but they will never be cherished as much as the latter. Still not convinced, are you? Well then, what if there was a way to make your cascading bouquet at home, all by yourself, with minimum expenditure? Would you opt for it then? If your answer is yes, read on to know how to make your own cascading bouquet.
Making Wedding Cascading Bouquet
Here is an easy and low cost way to make your own cascading bouquet for your dream wedding.
Prepare the Blossoms
If you are using artificial silk flowers, you need not really spend time on their maintenance, but if you are using fresh flowers, there is no doubt that they will demand maintenance. Make sure the cut flowers are fresh and have been treated with preservative to survive the day. In the meantime, fix the floral foam in the bouquet and put them upside down in a tub full of water so that they can soak water.
Design the Bouquet
Once you have gathered the flowers, experiment with the design of the drape. Consider using one or two medium-sized flowers as the focal point of the cascade, then fill in the others up to the rounded top.
Secure the Stems
Lay the longest cascade stems on a table and secure them together using the floral stem wrap. The longest stems should be from 6” to 12” long, depending upon the desired length of the cascade. For the other stems that line all sides of the bouquet, insert the cut stem into the floral foam securely. For silk flowers, use glue on the tip of each flower and hold the stem to the bouquet holder until the glue dries.
Complete the Bouquet
Space the remaining medium-sized flowers throughout the bouquet, balancing the rounded top with the cascade. You could add filler flowers at this stage, like Baby’s Breath, which comprises of a bunch of several tiny, dainty flowers on a single stem.
Shape the bouquet
Position the flowers so that there is a cluster or rounded grouping at the top above the bouquet holder so that the bouquet has no uneven edges or gaps in the greenery.
Wrap with Ribbon
Wrapping with ribbon hides the stem tape and gives the bouquet a nice finish. For an additional decoration, tie a knot in the ribbon at the base of the bouquet holder and let the ribbon drape.
Refrigerate Cut Flowers
If you are using fresh cut flowers, be sure to keep them cool and fresh for your big day.