While searching for floral arrangements, you will find that you have many different options to choose from. The types of flowers that you use at your wedding can either hurt you or help you. Not only do you need to know how to pick the right flowers for your wedding, but also if you are going to arrange them yourself you need to know how to take care of them, before you display them. Below you are going to learn some pertinent information about floral arrangements.
The wedding theme you choose and the time of year that you have the wedding can play a big part in the type of flowers that you should to use. For instance, if you are going to be having a summertime wedding you want to make sure that you choose flowers that are in season, during the summertime. This will not only save you money, but you will find that these types of flowers are much easier to acquire. Some flowers are only available during certain times of the year. However, some flowers are available all year around.
Bringing the Flowers Home
If you are going to create your own floral arrangements, then you need to know how to take care of your flowers, when you get them home. As soon as you get the flowers home, you want to make sure that you place them in water. It even helps to add a preservative to the water, as well. If your flowers are going to be sitting around awhile, before you arrange them, it is a good idea to make about a 1 inch free cut on the stem of the flowers. Make sure you do this, before you place the flower into the water. The fresh cut is going to help the flowers absorb water much easier.
You should also keep in mind that water temperature can potentially play a role in the way your flowers look. For instance, if you are going to be using flowers like roses, it is best to let them set in warm water a day or two, before arranging them. The reason you want to do this is because the warm water helps the head of the flowers to open fully. This technique will work with any flower that has a tightly closed flower head.
Arranging the Flowers
Many people always make the assumption that floral foam is only for artificial flowers, but this is simply not true. Floral foam will hold your flowers in place and it will also keep the flowers constantly hydrated. You will have to soak the floral foam in water for 15 minutes, before you place in the flowers. If you are going to be arranging the flowers the day before the wedding, it is a great idea to make sure that you water the foam every couple of days to keep your flowers hydrated.
It is important to make another fresh cut, before placing the flowers in the floral foam. This will still apply, even if you have already made a fresh cut ,when you brought the flowers home. You also need to trim off any leaves that will be sitting in the water. This could cause deterioration and your flowers will eventually die out.
When you are placing your flowers into your vase, it is important to add the large heavy flowers first and make sure you turn the vase as you add each flower. This will ensure you that you get even placement on every side. After you have used all of the bigger flowers, you want to fill in the rest of the vase with smaller ones. Just make sure that you leave enough room between each flower so that they will be able to shine. It also never hurts to add flowers that vary in height and size. This can add a more unique look to your arrangement.
When many people think of floral arrangement, they instantly think about a bunch of flowers grouped together. This does not have to be the case. One single flower placed in a small vase alone can look just fine. You can even float the bud of a flower in a teacup or other smaller containers. Float large buds in larger bowls. Not only are these types of arrangements easy to make, but also they are much cheaper.
You should always keep in mind that you do not have to use a traditional vase for your floral arrangement. Never be afraid to mix things up a little bit. You can even use a painted coffee container. There are lots of different items that you have just lying around the house that you can take advantage of.
You are probably already aware of the fact that certain flowers put off specific aromas. This is something to keep in mind, when arranging your flowers. For instance, if you are going to be using your floral arrangement, as a centerpiece at your wedding dinner, then the strong smell of flowers could have a huge effect. If the flower smell is too overwhelming, it could clash with the way the food taste. This would not be good for you or any of your guests.
DIY Floral Arrangement
Here is a little DIY floral arrangement that you can try out on your own. Here is a list of things that you are going to need. Basically you can use any flowers you want, but you will want to make sure they vary in color and texture.
• Curly Willow Flowers
• Large Vase
You want to begin with the largest vase and your curly willow. First cut off a piece of the curly willow. You want to bend the willow several times, so that it will fit inside the vase. So when you are done the shape of the willow will look almost oval. After you have accomplished the oval shape, go ahead and place it down inside the vase. You can do this with two branches of the willow, if you want, because the choice is yours.
Now you want to take your roses and trim them, so that they fit inside the vase. You want to use several different roses making sure that they vary in height. Also place them in at different angles for a more unique look. Do not forget to remove any leaves that might be attached to the stem, because it can cause harm to the water and eventually the flowers.
It is now time to add the water, but you want to pour the water in very carefully. Pour it in from the side, so the water is not pouring directly on top of your flowers. You only want the water level to fill the bottom of the vase.
Another Floral Arrangement
Here is another floral arrangement that you can attempt on your own. Below you will find a list of things that you are going to need.
• 4 Vases (You want 3 of them to be the same size and one will be larger than the rest.)
• Rubber Band
You want to begin this project by filling the vases with water. You only want to fill the vases about a quarter of the way up. Once you have the vases filled, it is time to focus on the largest vase. This is where the sunflowers will go. You want to use you rubber band to secure the flowers together and trim the stem, so that they will fit comfortably inside the large vase.
You now want to take your roses and place one in each smaller vase. Remember to trim the leaves to prevent any harm to the water or flowers. When you place this arrangement on a table, you want to make sure you place the large vase in the center and surround it with the smaller vases, because you want the vases to look very unique and beautiful.