3 Easy Wedding Flower Arrangements

September 19, 2008 bride0909
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Planning a wedding is hard work! So much time and effort goes towards securing the church, reception hall, wedding dress, wedding flowers, caterers….the list could go on and on. Any bride who is going DIY can especially relate, as she is adding on creating flower arrangements, wedding cake, and reception decor.

To try and make life a little easier, at least as far as your diy wedding flowers are concerned, I pulled toget 5 of the easiest diy wedding flower arrangements that I could find. In a pinch, these arrangements will save you time and stress, yet still look gorgeous.

 

1. Table Centerpiece- A super easy table center piece that is beautiful and inexpensive is the Floating Flower and Candle Arrangement. To create this wedding table centerpiece, you will need a clear glass bowl or vase. Please note that you will not want the height of the bowl/vase to exceed 10 inches, so that your guests will be able to interact. Next, you will need large blooms of a colorful flower. Gerber Daisies work really well with this and come in tons of different colors. You will also need tea candles or floating candles in whatever color you like. A nice color scheme for fall weddings is red & orange gerber daisies coupled with cream colored candles.  To create this arrangement, simply fill the bowl/vase with water so that it is about 3/4 full, cut the stems of the flowers so that you just have the heads, and then place the heads in the bowl of water Next,  light the candles, then place carefully in the bowl. There you have it! You also can create mini floating flowers & candle arrangements to place along the side of the large one of on smaller tables. A small bowl with a giant pink gerber daisy head floating in it is so pretty and easy.

 

2. Bridal Bouquet- A super easy Bridal Bouquet is just straight, white large calla lilies. To create this bouquet, you will need 10-15 large White Calla Lilies and a large silk ribbon (color of your choice). Simply cut the stems of your calla lilies, gather them into a bouquet, and tie together with your ribbon. This is so elegant, and the easiest Bridal Bouquet by far. Create a total theme by having each bridesmaid carry a single calla lily. Wedding Party Flowers=DONE!

 

3. Wedding Cake Topper- The easiest floral wedding cake topper is to simply place blue hydrangeas on the top of the cake, so that the entire top is covered. Another really easy wedding cake idea is to make several mini squares (SOOO Trendy right now) and top each cake with a bright gerber daisy bloom. This is super easy and unique as well.

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  • 1. Stella Weddings  |  September 30, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Those are pretty easy to make. I’ve tried arranging my own flowers before but it’s never worked out exactly how I wanted it to. Thanks for the tips, though.

  • 2. Stacy  |  October 6, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    What keeps the flowers on wedding cakes from wilting before the cake is cut? Are there particular types of flowers that are best for DIY cake arrangements? Any tips would be much appreciated!

  • 3. bride0909  |  October 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Good Question Stacy- I found a couple of good tips for keeping fresh flowers from wilting on your wedding cake. First, you will want to keep the blooms cold/refridgerated until you absolutely need to place them on the cake. Also keep the cake refridgerated as well, and once the two come together—keep them cold! Also, depending on your bloom size, you may be able to slide the stem into tiny water vials and stick that into the cake instead of using wire. As far as the best flower, you would want to pick a flower that is not toxic…most importantly! Than after that, it really is the best flower that matches your theme. Gerber Daisies are a nice choice, because they are such a colorful bloom. Hydrangeas are also really popular. Here is a link that I found that lists flowers that are toxic that you may want to avoid: http://www.cakeconnection.com/freshflower.htm
    Hope these tips help:)


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