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The older I get, the more I feel capable of doing things my DIY way instead of how society makes me feel I should. I took matters into my own hands last week (literally) and created 2 very simple little red DIY Rose Bouquet(s) for our 25 year wedding vow renewal ceremony, and I accompanied them with 2 very simple red DIY rose boutonnières. No foofoo here! I hope you enjoy.
DIY Wedding Vow Renewal Part 2: DIY Rose Wedding Bouquets & Boutonnières
Welcome to part 2 of 3 of my new series dedicated to how I DIYed our wedding vow renewal ceremony. I saved a ton of cash, and I hope this can help folks who not only want to renew their wedding vows, but maybe you are getting married for the first time, and want to save CASH. Or maybe you just want less foofoo.
Before I go any further, I want to mention that this article is also part of our monthly Thrifty Style Team series too, so I invite you to scroll all the way to the bottom to see 12 more clever ways to save money.
So, there we were…me and my peeps last week right after we exchanged our beautiful private wedding vows on top of Toronto. This might sound/look like it cost a fortune, but honestly, we saved so much money and did everything ourselves (and by ourselves 😆). I will explain all of those goodies next week in the 3rd part. If you missed the first part on the spectacular location, please click here: Modern Minimalistic Condo with a Private Terrace/View
So, let’s get to these beautiful roses.
When I first began thinking/planning our wedding vow renewal ceremony and celebration, I didn’t even give flowers a thought 😖. I was a bit confused and overwhelmed to be honest. I was thinking more about who should be there, how they could be there, and how I would feed them all. It wasn’t until I decided to let all of that go that I began to think about what we truly desired.
Ahhh…red roses. For me, nothing is more romantic, more representative of love, than red roses. I love my Richard so very much and red roses would be perfect. So, I got online and ordered 1.5 dozen red roses and had them delivered to our condo the day before. It cost me under $100.
That’s great and all Julie, but now you gotta figure out how to make the bouquets and boutonnières 😳.
I packed up more supplies than I needed to make these bouquets and boutonnières, so I can now narrow it down for you if you decide to try it.
Supplies Needed to Make Bouquets & Boutonnières
- healthy roses or flowers of choice that will last 48 hours in humidity (the size is totally up to you-I went small, but you do you!)
- sharp scissors
- black electrical tape
- thick rubber bands
- push pins
Instructions to Make DIY Wedding Bouquets & Boutonnières
First, separate your blooms and take off all leaves. Then cut to desired length. Go long. We didn’t have thorns, but if you do, cut off gently.
Second, decide the size of your bouquets and group them together like above so you know for sure the size of the bouquet. I wanted small, but of course you could always go big. I almost added baby’s breath, and greenery, but opted not to.
Third, wrap the rubber band securely around the bottom (this is necessary to really keep these beauties together).
Fourth, wrap the electrical tape around the top. I chose electrical tape because it conforms to the shape of the item being taped. It was absolutely amazing to work with.
Lastly, tie your ribbon (I used black which is best for this tutorial) around the top, and then continue wrapping the ribbon over that tie, and then all the way down. Then use the black electrical tape to finish off the bottom so it holds. It actually looks like ribbon.
Here’s the view from the top…
I made the bouquets the day of, but received the roses the day before. Here’s an easy way to store them while waiting for the big moment, but this is only good for so long. If longer than 24 hours, I would store them like this in the water, but also in a refrigerator. Preferably a wine cooler.
For the simple rose boutonnières, all I did was pick off quite a few petals, and cut the stem. That’s it. They looked so cute without baby’s breath and green paper around them. I love them au natural! As a matter of fact, my clever son decided to put his in his shirt pocket instead of on the suspenders (I will show you that next week in the final photo.)
I am so happy to say that renewing our wedding vows with less stress was so beautiful. It has renewed us in so many ways and had nothing to do with anyone, but us. I can’t say that for the first time because we were too focused on family & friends 🙄. The second time is way better 😉. I can’t wait to share more next week.
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