For brides, going the DIY route is not merely about saving money, but also to add a personal touch to various aspects of the wedding – from invitations to decor and favours. Need a helping hand on how to DIY a beautiful floral bouquet? Here are five inspiring ideas to get you started.
First and foremost, you must consider the flowers in bloom during the month of your wedding to ensure quality, availability, and affordability. If you’re gunning for a June wedding, roses and hydrangeas should be in stock, while tulips and calla lilies are readily available during the colder months of December to February. Singapore's hot and humid climate is not kind to many types flowers – so be prepared to shell out quite a bit of money if you want pretty peonies or gardenias in your bouquet. Fortunately, you can buy quality flowers on the cheap at flower markets and wholesale shops.
This loose flower arrangement combines a variety of blooms and filler foliage to create an artful composition of different textures – perfect for casual outdoor weddings. A Practical Wedding shows you their fool-proof way of crafting it, using a range of blooms such as pink lisianthus, white spray roses, painted lady wax flower, purple statice, and green hypericum.
If you’re crafty, you can do away with expensive fresh flowers altogether and create the prettiest paper blooms. All you need are paper, scissors, glue gun, wire, tape, ribbon, and a downloadable template to follow. Head here for the how-to.
Silk flower bouquet
Another floral arrangement that won’t wilt in this tropical weather is a silk flower bouquet. When you think of fake flowers, those that usually come to mind seem cheap and tacky – but not this one. Wedding Chicks has the perfect DIY tutorial on how to arrange silk flowers into an elegant and stylish bouquet.
For a bohemian-chic twist to the traditional hand bouquet, add succulents. Not only are they hardy (perfect for Singapore's relentless heat), they also work well with an eclectic mix of focal and accent blooms to add texture and perfectly complement the vitality and free spirit of a bohemian bride.
Oversized paper flower
Imagine Alice getting married in Wonderland. Her bouquet needs bit of whimsy, doesn’t it? Perhaps that's what Made in Pretoria had in mind when conceptualising this DIY Giant Paper Flower Bouquet: a show-stopping piece that can make even the simplest of wedding gowns appear grand.