Make Your Own Bridal Flowers & Wedding Bouquets

Updated on May 26, 2016

Wedding Bouquets

If you've ever priced wedding flowers, you know what a huge expense they can be. The bridal bouquet alone can run hundreds of dollars. I got a crash course in the cost of a wedding when my daughter got engaged.

She wanted a large wedding so we were going to need a lot of bouquets, not to mention boutonnieres and corsages. There is also a separate bouquet for the bride to toss. I never realized how many flowers we would need till I started adding them all up.

Cheap, Easy, DIY Wedding Flowers: Pretty In Pink
Cheap, Easy, DIY Wedding Flowers: Pretty In Pink

Pricing Wedding Flowers

When I started pricing wedding flowers, I realized this was one expense I was going to have to minimize. The cost of real ones for a wedding is outrageous, and I didn't want to have to leave anyone out of the wedding party. All the florists quoted prices pretty much in the same range, a range I was not comfortable with.

Then I came across the idea of wedding bouquets that were made from artificial flowers. I had never considered artificial before, as I thought they would be tacky. To my surprise they were quite beautiful. This piqued my interest, so I began googling, and I was thrilled at the quality and selection of artificial flowers that I found. It was hard to tell many of them weren't real. Best of all, I found that the cost of an artificial bouquet is a fraction of the cost of a real one.

Another benefit of artificial bouquets is that when the wedding is over, you don't have to preserve it: It will last forever.

Wedding Party

I Love Latex Roses

My daughter had chosen hot pink for her bridesmaids, but it was not a common color. I looked at the pre-made bridal bouquets that were fairly realistic looking but pretty plain, not what I had in mind, but it gave me an idea. I realized just how easy it would be to make them myself.

I went immediately to the artificial flower aisle, and was really excited to find hot pink roses. I also found off white roses with hot pink accent. My daughter's dress was antique white, so these roses were perfect. They were made of latex with amazing detail so that they not only look real but they also feel real.

The selection of artificial flowers is amazing, you can get just about any type or color you can imagine. I also found various greenery and many little jewels and accents.

Hobby Lobby has 50% off on all flowers about once a month and 50% off on wedding supplies about every other month. It really saves if you wait for the sales.

These Are All the Bouquets I Made

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Bride's Bouquet Front ViewBride's Bouquet Side ViewDetailMaid of Honor's BouquetBridesmaid's Bouquet
Bride's Bouquet Front View
Bride's Bouquet Front View
Bride's Bouquet Side View
Bride's Bouquet Side View
Maid of Honor's Bouquet
Maid of Honor's Bouquet
Bridesmaid's Bouquet
Bridesmaid's Bouquet

What You Will Need

  • Floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Flowers
  • Greenery
  • Straight pins with pearl tips
  • Ribbon
  • Wire cutters

Plus any other accents or jewels you might want to add to your bouquet.

Cheap, Convenient, & Beautiful

The great thing about artificial flowers is that you can make your bouquets months in advance and have them ready to go. I only had three months to plan my daughter's wedding so I needed to save as much time and money as I could. I can't believe how much money I saved! She got exactly the colors and flowers she wanted and we were able to afford a large wedding party due to the low cost of making them myself. Remember I waited till the flowers were on sale for 50% off. I have listed the cost to make each bouquet.

  • Cascading bridal bouquet, $40.00
  • Round bridal bouquet, $30.00
  • Bridal toss bouquet, $19.00
  • Maid of honor bouquet, $19.00
  • Bridesmaid bouquet, $12.00
  • Boutonnieres, $2.00

How to Make a Cascading Bridal Bouquet


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      Setab 6 weeks ago

      Alicia, this was quite a few years ago but I'm pretty sure that spray is the one I used. If not it is very similar.

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      Alicia 6 weeks ago

      I love this bouquet, and I am going to try to make something like it for my wedding next year.

      Is this the spray that was on the bottom?

      It looks very similar.

      Thank you for posting this tutorial!

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      Setab 5 months ago

      If you watch the video you will see how to create the bouquet from start to finish

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      Angela 5 months ago

      How do you create the inlet in the floral wire?

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      Kristina 5 months ago

      Thank you SO MUCH for posting this! I'm making my own bouquets to save money, but I didn't want to do just a round bouquet, I wanted something slightly different. When I found a cascading bouquet, I fell in love with the idea of making it how I've always wanted, but had NO idea how to go about it! Thank you SO MUCH.

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      tejas 8 months ago

      But i am searching for beautiful flower bonquet

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      Setab 2 years ago

      It was 9 years ago I believe, so I don't really know what it was. I found this whole cascading foliage piece with the tiny white flowers and the beads attached, at hobby lobby. It worked perfectly.

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      Joanna 2 years ago

      Hey! This is beautiful I would love to make something like this! What type of greenery/ foliage did you use here?

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      Ellen 4 years ago

      thanks so much for posting this! i also stumbled across the lifelike fake roses at Hobby Lobby and I loved them but just didn't know what to do with them...this is perfect and ties in their pink dresses beautifully! Yay!! :)

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      trisha 6 years ago

      very great ideas!! my bridesmaids are also in hot pink and i had no idea what to do with the flower situation... thanks for the ideas :)

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      Pink Wedding Flowers 8 years ago

      It's good for you, as a bride to be, to know some things that will help you choosing the right flowers, form or aspect of your bridal bouquet. Thanks for sharing!