No seriously, it’s that easy. Part of me doesn’t even want to elaborate on this tutorial because my instructions would cause more confusion than just following the step-by-step photos above.
What I will talk about is shopping for your flowers. If you’re going to build your wedding bouquet with Trader Joe’s or grocery store flowers, you need to know a few things. First: local grocery stores, even more gourmet ones, don’t stock enough flowers to make all your centerpieces (for that you’d need a flower market or a flower wholesaler, something we’ll cover next week). But, if you’re just buying flowers for bouquets, you’re going to do just fine.
Second, if you’re shopping at a grocery store, you’ve gotta roll with it. You can’t walk in with a pre-conceived idea of what you want, you just have to start grabbing flowers, jamming them together, and see what works. But most importantly, don’t be afraid to mix textures and colors and get some filler. You’ll use the filler for the outside of the bouquet to edge it and to make it cohesive. Also? You could go minimal, get all one kind of flower and be done. (Ta-da! See how easy that was?)
And of course, you can totally use the same prune, build a base, wrap with floral tape, add flowers, keep wrapping, add more flowers, keep wrapping, finish with filler plan with flowers you bought anywhere. But, if you’re doing something super simple, I’ll be over here subtly pointing out that the flowers at Trader Joe’s, a gourmet grocery store, or your neighborhood bodega are not only cheap, plentiful, and look awesome, but all those places also stock WINE. Ahem. You’re welcome.