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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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

That’s great and all Julie, but now you gotta figure out how to make the bouquets and boutonnières 😳.

No problem…

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
  • ribbon
  • push pins
This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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…

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

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.

This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!
This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!
This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!
This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!
This blogger saved tons of money on her 25 year wedding vow renewal flowers by doing a DIY Rose Wedding Bouquet for both her and her daughter.  She also made the boutonnières!

Let’s see what the other fabulous Thrifty Style Team designers have created!

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19 Responses

  1. Bliss says:

    We’ve got 3 of our 6 married now, and I can tell you our DIY talents came into play from everything from the food to the flowers. All beautiful, hands on, and affordable -it’s the only way to go whether it’s a new wedding or one that deserves 25 congratulations.

  2. Happy anniversary!! These turned out so beautifully! You can’t get much better than simple red roses! I love the touch of the black ribbon. Thanks so much for sharing your vow renewal adventure with us! I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it all!

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  4. Patti says:

    Aww what a wonderful idea. You and your husband look so happy together. What a wonderful example you are for your kids and everyone in your life. The rose bouquet is so beautiful and you made it look so easy to create. Pinning this for future reference.

  5. Mary Beth says:

    Your bouquets turned out beautifully, Julie! Happy anniversary Julie and Richard. When my husband and I got married it was just us, my two oldest sons, my sister, and the minister and his wife. I made my own bouquet, too, but it was even simpler, LOL, and yours is so much prettier! Congratulations. xo

  6. Jody says:

    Very beautiful. Best description I have seen. Been looking around. We are older and do not need the trappings of an expensive wedding. Was going to be this summer only the Army had different plans for him. Now we thought Christmas. Uncle Sam said no. So now back to summer. We will see. Afghanistan to Benghazi to Syria and now Nigeria. I guess when you are good they want you front and center.

  7. Happy Anniversary, Julie! What a beautiful–and meaningful–way to commemorate your love! You have such a beautiful family! And the flowers are absolutely perfect! xoxo

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  9. Cindy says:

    Great tips Julie, and congrats on your 25th!

  10. Jane Windham says:

    You guys all look so happy! We will celebrate our 25th in 2 years so I’m getting ideas from you. Using electrical tape was a great idea!

  11. Meegan says:

    Happy Anniversary, Julie and Richard! What a beautiful way to celebrate 25 years together. The flowers are lovely.
    I never thought of using electrical tape in all my years of wedding flower arranging. I love it!

  12. i just love posts like this. it’s not the beautiful roses, money saving tips or how amazing your photos turned out but the love you have for your family and celebrating them as well. congrats on finding the gift of love.

  13. dad says:

    You Did Good, Love, Dad in NY.

  14. Connie Schmelzer Giancola says:

    Gorgeous! You have a beautiful family! Truly blessed!

  15. April says:

    When we got married, I made my husband promise to renew our vows on the big 5-0. In 4 years this will happen. I have already made plans. This bouquet will now be a part of this celebration. When we married, I carried a bouquet of wild flowers. I will repeat the bouquet using your design. I love your roses. Thank you for the great ideas.

  16. So pretty! I don’t know why I didn’t even think to do my flowers. I guess I was too young to even think such wonderful things.

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