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#1 JulieG

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    Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:44 AM

    Can anyone help me find a website with how to instructions for making bouquets? We got a quote for my friends weddings and the BM bouquets are super expensive. I have made them before, for my sister's wedding and everyone loved them, but I need new idea's for this wedding, so if anyone has any sites or tips, they would be greatly appreciated.

    #2 Davematthews16

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      Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

      I'm not sure how elaborate you want to go but I made both my bouquets in about an hour. They look gorgeous, yet are very simple. I gathered the silk flowers together, cut the bottoms off so they were even, taped them together and then wrapped them with ribbon that matches my dress. I am going to sew on starfish charms as well. I wasn't about to pay $60.00 for each of them in Mexico, so I did a quick DIY and they turned out lovely :) There are also shell bouquets that look kind of cool too! (not sure if you want shells or not) Shell Bouquet and more creative crafts projects, templates, tips, clip-art, patterns, and ideas on marthastewart.com

      #3 ErinB

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        Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:52 AM

        Have you checked Martha Stewart?

        These two have pictures:

        Basic Bouquet Making Instructions - How to make a bouquet

        Make a Handtied Bridal Bouquet - Wedding Craft Project

        I made mine with silk flowers. The key is to wire the stems to give them extra stability. For our BMs we did plain bouquets. For mine we used the foam holder to make it more rounded.

        If you do use the foam, be sure to get the oasis and soak it overnight before adding the flowers.

        #4 JulieG

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          Posted 01 August 2008 - 12:52 PM

          Its not a DW, its a wedding here, so we are going to use real flowers. I did check Martha Stewart, but I am having a hard time finding anything. Thanks for your idea's ladies, I am going to read those links now and hope I can find something that helps me.

          #5 RaydensMama

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            Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:23 PM

            I am of no help for DIY ones, but I was gonna say did you check out Zehrs? My sister got all her boquets there and they were not ixpensive at all and they were really nice. Just an idea!

            #6 JulieG

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              Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:40 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by RaydensMama
              I am of no help for DIY ones, but I was gonna say did you check out Zehrs? My sister got all her boquets there and they were not ixpensive at all and they were really nice. Just an idea!
              She said she did check Zhers and they were just as expensive because I already told her to ask them. I have no idea why they are so much, but she was quoted $100 each BM bouquet. I have to ask her what she is asking for exactly because it does seem really high.




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