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DIY Summer Wedding Boutonnieres

There aren’t any real rules about who gets wedding-day flowers, but it’s nice to honor parents and stepparents, grandparents, any other immediate family members who are not in the wedding party, ushers, and the ceremony readers. A boutonniere is a small floral decoration that adds a refined finish to a formal suit or tuxedo and is traditionally worn on the left side of the jacket. Boutonnieres add a distinguished touch to any special occasion, but they can be expensive to purchase. Instead, consider making your own. Most of the materials can be purchased inexpensively at any crafts store, and they can be tailored easily to the wedding theme and colors.

Choose your flowers. Roses make great formal boutonnieres, and then choose an accent flower or some foliage such as gypsophilia or leatherleaf. The Wedding Combo D.I.Y Effortless is the best place to start. Each combo includes enough flowers and fillers to make your boutonnieres and corsages as well as the table centerpieces; a great option, because then you are sure to have coordinating colors and flower styles. The Wedding Combo D.I.Y Effortless combo includes 500 roses ( 20 bunches with 25 roses each that are 18″ long), 60 stems of alstroemeria , 8 bunches of the fillers gypsophila, ruscus, leatherleaf and bear grass and 36 stems of white calla lilies. Each flower is available in your choice of color, and you can choose up to 10 different colors of roses and up to 6 colors of astroemeria.

Cut the flowers about two to three inches below the bud. Use only one flower bud per boutonniere. The filler should be to the same length. Wire the flower stem to the filler stem using the floral wire. Place the flower bud in front of the filler.

Cover the stems and wire with floral tape, and wrap from the bottom up. Cut the stems at an angle to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches. Lastly, add a small ribbon around the stem and pin in place with a decorative stick pin.

At Globalrose.com, we recommend that you schedule your delivery date of the Wedding Combo D.I.Y Effortless to be two or three days before your event and to order at least 6 to 10 days before that date. Your wedding flowers and wedding roses are shipped absolutely fresh, direct from the greenhouses to you via FedEx. Globalrose sells wholesale flowers and wholesale roses at prices that are lower than most local wholesalers. All our wedding flowers and wedding roses are cut specially for you and your special event, 3 days before they are delivered to your door.

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