This bridal bouquet included green Cymbidium orchids, all hand-wired using the technique in this DIY tutorial! Photo by Morris Malakoff

This bridal bouquet included green Cymbidium orchids, all hand-wired using the technique in this DIY tutorial! Photo by Morris Malakoff

Hi there DIY brides and grooms!

Sometimes the bouquets that look the easiest to make are actually the most difficult. Orchids are a great example. They’re sturdy enough to withstand tough summer heat, but they come on a long stem with a lot of blooms and each individual stem has to be put into a water tube and made into a fake stem you can hide inside the body of the bouquet. But they’re gorgeous and elegant and sophisticated and they come in so many fabulous varieties that it’s not uncommon to see them in lots of bridal bouquets.

Check out this DIY tutorial on how EXACTLY to make it look like your orchids actually belong in your bouquet and keep them alive through the whole night! Practice makes perfect. And this isn’t hard to do, it just takes patience and the right supplies. Don’t bother to do anything unless you have water tubes, tape and sticks – plus some other little things we’ll talk about in the tutorial video below.

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And remember, if you start to realized that some things you’d planned to DIY for your wedding aren’t going to fit your timeline during your wedding week, it’s totally okay to farm out some of your tasks to professional vendors. That isn’t cheating – that’s being smart!

Good luck and happy wedding planning from Sandy Malone Weddings & Events!

Sandy