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All you need to know about Bridal Bouquets

Arranging your own Gorgeous Bridal Bouquets, Centerpieces, Bridesmaid Bouquets, Arrangements, Boutonnieres & Corsages for Weddings, Parties, Birthdays, Anniversaries and any special occasion.

With Globalrose flowers, roses and greens, saving money has never been so beautiful. We also carry most floral supplies. You can save a small fortune by making your own bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen and wedding centerpieces and arrangements for any occasion. It's not only easy. It's fun. Follow our Easy Steps instructions and learn how to create different shaped bouquets like cascade or round. Choose any one of our 50 flower varieties including over 100 rose colors. From blush to bi-color terracotta and yellow or white, ivory or cream to make the bouquet of your dreams.

A Beautiful Wedding or party: It's not only going to be easy. It will be unforgettable.

With a little planning, organizing and preparation, you can do your wedding day flowers and save a small fortune without having to skimp on beauty, freshness or quality. It's true! All your wedding day flower dreams can come true without having to go outside your budget.

We have been servicing brides since 1999 now and know the routine. We have become experts at delivering high-quality flowers and roses, to a specified address, on time. View our testimonial link to see what other brides have to say about us. Need help to choose your rose varieties or to calculate the number of flowers you'll need for your reception centerpieces? Let us be your wedding flower consultant. Write or call us and one of our wedding planners will gladly assist you.

Do it yourself is a great way of saving and enjoying the process.

The first question usually is: How many flowers do I need for my beautiful bridal bouquet?

It all depends on the kind of bouquet you want. It can be a single type flower bridal bouquet or a mixed flower one. A mixed bouquet is one that has one or more types of flowers. You can make it with 2 or 20 different types. It can, but it does not have to have focal flowers, one or more secondary flowers, and fillers or greens. The number below can change specially if you use a lot of greens like the Lily Grass / Bear Grass, a green that does not add a lot of volume to the bouquet or arrangement but it adds to the look and feel. The bigger flowers like hydrangeas will always need a small number of stems in any bouquet or centerpiece.

Keep in mind your budget: For example, Peonies and Garden Roses are the most expensive flowers. Fillers and greens are usually cheaper. So, don't be afraid of mix and match.

Some Focal Flowers
Agapanthus Asiatic Lilies, Calla Lilies, White Calla Lilies, Carnations, Gerbera Daisies, Hydrangeas, Oriental Lilies, Ranunculus, Roses, Spray Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Sunflowers, Tulip Flowers

Some Secondary Flowers
Alstroemerias, Bells of Ireland, Button Pom Poms, Chrysanthemum Pom Poms, Delphiniums, Dianthus Flowers, Disbud Pom Poms, Green Ball, Hypericum, Kangaroo Paws, Liatris, Snapdragons, Stock

Some Fillers and Greens
Asters, Aster Matsumotos, Aster Solidago, Baby's Breath, Cocculus Laurifolius, Croton Leaves, Eucalyptus, Gypsophila, Leather Leaves, Leucadendron Proteas, Ligustrum, Lily Grass, Bear Grass, Limoniums, Ming Green, Phoenix Roebelenii, Pilea Microphylla, Pittosporum

This is a sample guide you can use to know and calculate how many flowers you need for your special event.

Guide to the number of Flowers stems you can use or need to create, arrange and make a Bridal Bouquet.

Bridal Bouquet Number of Flowers for Small Arrangement Number of Flowers for Medium Arrangement Number of Flowers for Large Arrangement
Mixed Flowers 10-14 Flowers 15-24 Flowers 25-30 Flowers
Star of Bethlehem 6-8 Bethlehem 10-15 Bethlehem 16-20 Bethlehem
Sunflowers 4-5 Sunflowers 6-8 Sunflowers 9-12 Sunflowers
Peonies Bridal Bouquet 3-4 Peonies 6-9 Peonies 10-12 Peonies
Garden Roses Bridal Bouquet 4-5 Roses 6-8 Roses 9-12 Roses
Hydrangeas Bridal Bouquet 2-3 Hydrangeas 4-5 Hydrangeas 6-7 Hydrangeas
Rose Bridal Bouquet 8-12 Roses 18-20 Roses 21-25 Roses
Baby's Breath (Gypsophilia) Bridal Bouquet 3-5 Stems 6-8 Stems 9-12 Stems
Ranunculus Bridal Bouquet 8-12 Ranunculus 18-20 Ranunculus 21-25 Ranunculus
Carnations 8-12 Carnations 18-20 Carnations 21-25 Carnations
Roses and Baby's Breath Bridal Bouquet 8-12 Roses 18-20 Roses 21-25 Roses
White Calla Lilies Bridal Bouquet 4-5 Callas 6-8 Callas 9-12 Callas
Color Calla Lilies Bridal Bouquet 6-8 Callas 10-15 Callas 16-20 Callas

Instructions on How to make a Traditional Bridal Bouquet with Roses and/or Flowers

Example: Between 3 to 50 Roses or any type or combination of Flowers Bridal Bouquet
  1. Choose a working area that includes a table or counter top and a floor that can resist water.
  2. On your table, have handy the following tools: one roll of green floral tape, one set of spears, one rubber band, two or three decorative pins and one roll of decorative ribbon.
  3. In a water-filled container have ready your roses/flowers stems.
  4. One by one, remove outside petals and unwanted foliage and all thorns from each rose stem and place them on the table.
  5. Once you are finished with all stems, take one rose in your hand and hold it by its 'neck'. This rose is your focal rose. One by one, begin adding all other roses-flowers to that hand. Place each stem in such a way that it wraps around the focal rose or flower -always keeping sure that the stem is parallel with the previous stem.
  6. Constantly, adjust the height of each flower so that none is taller or shorter than the rest.
  7. As you increase the number of roses flowers in your hand, adjust your grip so as not to place unwanted pressure on the 'neck' of the stems.
  8. When you are almost done adding all stems, look objectively at the bouquet and see where the gaps are. Place the remaining roses in these areas.
  9. With the help of someone else, wrap a rubber ban tightly around the 'neck' of the bouquet.
  10. Take the floral tape and concealing the rubber band, wrap the tape around the stems. Depending on the length you choose for your stems, wrap the tape up to one inch prior to the final length of the bouquet, continuing to wrap on the way up. Once you reach the 'neck' of the bouquet, cut the tape.
  11. Take the decorative ribbon you have chosen and wrap it around the stems, being sure to cover all the floral tape. When all the tape is covered, cut the ribbon and hold it in place by pinning it with one of the decorative pins. Add more pins depending on your taste.
  12. Take your spears and evenly cut the stems approximately one inch below the ribbon.
  13. You did it!

Instructions on How to make and create a Cascade Bridal Bouquet


Example: 8 Rose Bridal Bouquet with Gypsophilia (aka Baby's Breath). You can use any Flowers.
  1. Choose a work area that includes a table or counter top and a floor that can resist water.
  2. On your table, have handy the following tools: one roll of green floral tape, one set of spears, a few rubber bands, two or three decorative pins and one roll of decorative ribbon.
  3. In a water-filled container have ready your 8 rose stems and a handful of gypsophilia.
  4. One by one, remove all outside petals, lower leaves and thorns from each rose stem and place on table.
  5. Begin by placing one stem of baby's breath on the table. On top of the gypsophilia, place two rose stems. As you place your flowers, stagger them so that the top layer does not block the bottom layer.
  6. On top of the roses, place two more stems of baby's breath. Create a pyramid shape by widening the width of the bouquet and by placing three roses on top of the second layer of gypsophilia.
  7. On top of this layer, lay two additional stems of baby's breath.
  8. Repeat step six until you have used all eight stems.
  9. With your hands, grab all eight roses and gypsophilia stems and adjust all the flowers so that they flow naturally.
  10. With the help of someone else, wrap a rubber band tightly around the stems and below the leaves.
  11. Take the floral tape and, concealing the rubber band, wrap the tape around the stems until you reach the distance of approximately one inch from the bottom. With the same tape, continue wrapping upward until you reach the rubber band. At this point, you may cut the tape.
  12. Take the decorative ribbon you have chosen and wrap it around the stems, being sure to cover all the floral tape. When all the tape is covered, cut the ribbon and hold it in place by pinning it with a decorative pin. Add more pins depending on your taste.
  13. Take your spears and evenly trim the bottom of the stems.
  14. You did it! Enjoy.

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