Bouquet Trial #1: Hydrangea
To save money, we’re planning to DIY bouquets… kinda like “create your own bouquet” thing :). I think my bridesmaids are willing to do their own :P . I don’t know exactly what flowers I like to use, but I’m definitely using white ones.
First up is hydrangea. I got the hydrangeas from the NYC flower district for $10/6 bunches. I only used 5 which was about a foot in diameter altogether, 6 bunches were too big for me. Of course I had to use the knot on the handle too!
I love the fullness of the hydrangeas. But since a bunch is too big, the stem is too thin. I like my bouquet to have a thicker handle. Maybe I could just wrap it more with the knot to thicken it. However, I’m still not sure what style I like to use for the ribbons/knots for the handle.
It cost me just a little less than $11 including tax to create this bouquet:
Hydrangeas (5 bunches) = $10 / 6 bunches
1 1/2″ Satin ribbon (1 yard) = $15.99 / 50 yards – you can get this cheaper at PaperMart.com
Knot (2 yards) = $5.50 / 10 yards
Next up, I’ll be trying on carnations. They’re inexpensive and when bunched together, they somehow create the same effect and fullness.