There are four main expenses in any wedding: facility, food, photo, and flowers. In keeping a modest budget, we were able to save money and have a creative keepsake that would last for years to come. Who knows, our children may one day walk down the isle with the bouquet (if it's “cool” then). You will be able to use this for your bridal portraits if you like and will have the confidence it will be exactly what you want providing less stress before the wedding day.
In this instructable, you will learn how to make a ribbon rose and arrange it into a wedding bouquet. This can be tweaked to be used for boutonnieres, corsages, hair accents, toss bouquet, bride's maids bouquets, and even table decorations if you have the time.
Step 1: Materials needed
1) Ribbon for main flower at least 1 inch wide or larger (I used 1.5 in)
2) Ribbon for accent flower at least 1 inch wide
3) Decorative beads
5) Needle and Thread
6) Heavy gauge floral wire (I used the kind that is wraped in green string- prevents sliding)
7) Thin floral wire
8) Floral tape (I used green but brown and ivory/white are also available)
9) Fabric for stem/handle (I used the scrap from my wedding dress re-hemming)