Flower Arrangement for Beginners

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Flower Arrangement for Beginners

If you’re planning an elegant, bright, and exciting event like a wedding, your venue needs the class, personality, and vitality of beautiful blooms to match your aesthetic, complement your color scheme, and add natural charm to your decor. Whether you choose live flowers or lifelike silk flowers, a stunning arrangement can contribute to the overall success of your event with the elegance, wildness, subtlety, or unique properties of its blooms — but it has to be done right to match the professional finish of a florist without requiring the extra cost. Did you know the average bride spends eight to 10 percent of her total wedding budget on floral arrangements? From corsages, boutonnieres, and bridesmaid bouquets to the reception flowers, ceremony arrangements, and bridal bouquet itself, purchasing professionally-arranged flowers can take up a significant portion of wedding costs. Instead of accepting the extra expense, take control of your event and take arranging, picking, and trimming into your own hands — whether you’re an event planner or a bride yourself! Not sure where to start or how to arrange your artificial or live flowers for the best bouquets? We’re here to help! From where to get the best blooms, whether to choose live or silk, and how to pair a bouquet with the perfect vase to flower arranging techniques, tips on cutting silk flower stems, and tools needed for flower arranging, here’s everything you need to know about step-by-step flower arranging for beginners. Where to Buy Flowers For Your Arrangement Before you get started on putting those blooms together, you need to find the flowers themselves! First, figure out whether you’ll be using live flowers or silk flowers for your elegant arrangements. If you’re not sure which to choose, consider these differences to help you decide which is best: Live flowers require plant food and stem cutting to keep them fresh, perky and vibrant. Silk flowers, on the other hand, don’t need any maintenance — once you arrange them the way you desire, they’re good to go! Live flowers will eventually wilt and lose petals, while silk flowers hold their shape over time, remain flawless, and still look surprisingly realistic. This makes them ideal for reuse, use throughout long events, or even permanent arrangements. The debris left behind from live flowers — including plant food remnants, fallen leaves, and wilted petals — can be unpleasant on event eating tables or around floors and can make the blooms more difficult to clean up when the event is over. In comparison, silk flowers are crisp, clean, and easy to install and remove from your decor settings. Live flowers will need to be replenished with water, so you’ll either need to keep your arrangements in vases with water or attach them to water bags within their vases. Silk flowers, on the other hand, allow you to experience a clean, dry decoration process. Simply set them in your vases or wraps of choice without any extra care to keep them attractive. Live flowers will […]