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How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 3

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this last of three parts, we show how to make the stem, arrange the satin flowers that we made in last two episodes, and finish off the bouquet with some jewels and pearls.

Here are the items we will use to make the bridal bouquet arrangement. We will be working on its stem, tulle accent and its decoration.
Here are the items we will use to make the bridal bouquet arrangement. We will be working on its stem, tulle accent and its decoration.
Here is the finished stem and the tulle accent. We are now ready to arrange the flowers.
Here is the finished stem and the tulle accent. We are now ready to arrange the flowers.
This is the finished floral arrangement.
This is the finished floral arrangement.
This is the finished bouquet from a different angle.
This is the finished bouquet from a different angle.
This is a picture of two bouquets in different colors. The one we made in the video was tornado blue and white, and the other one was baby maize and light pink in color.
This is a picture of two bouquets in different colors. The one we made in the video was tornado blue and white, and the other one was baby maize and light pink in color.

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transcript:
• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• In this last of our three part episode showing how to make a satin bridal bouquet, we’ll make the handle, a tulle accent, and bring all the remaining pieces together.
• Starting with the handle, we’ll take some white satin ribbon and wrap it around a tube in a spiral fashion, using some hot glue to hold it in place.
• We then wrap the ribbon around the edges of the tube with some more hot glue.
• Next, we wrap some five eights inch tornado blue satin ribbon around the tube as shown.
• And then wrap some more of it around the tube’s edges.
• And then we complete the handle by gluing to one side a ball that will serve as the base for all the flowers we’ve made in the last two videos.
• Now we can start work on a lovely tulle accent that will wrap around the top of the handle.
• We start by taking a 1 and a half yard piece of 6 inch white tulle, and fold it in half length-wise.
• We then do a bit of needling to give it a ruffled appearance and to add some volume, and then wrap the finished accent around the handle as shown.
• Finally, we go around the ball, hot gluing all the little satin flowers in alternating lines of white and tornado blue.
• We use hot glue pretty liberally here to make sure it sticks.
• And we’re done!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 2

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this second of three parts, we show how to accent the flowers we made in the last episode with buds and stamens before the final work on building the bouquet.

A mixed group of finished satin flowers with buds and yellow & white stamens.
A mixed group of finished satin flowers with buds and yellow & white stamens.
Another view of the finished satin flowers.
Another view of the finished satin flowers.
A photo showing the group of flowers with their satin "flower buds".
A photo showing the group of flowers with their satin “flower buds”.

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• This is the second of a three-part episode in which we’ll be making a satin bridal bouquet.
• Continuing from where we left off, we’ll now work on two types of accents, starting with making the flower buds.
• We do this by taking a 5 inch piece of the satin, folding it half, twisting it around as shown and knotting it in the center.
• We then wrap the tail with the thin wire so that it holds its shape.
• Now we just push the tail end through the opening in the flower, cut the excess and fuse them both together with a lighter.
• Here’s a look at some of the flowers with their buds in place.
• Next we’ll work on the other half of the flowers that will have either white or yellow stamens.
• We just grab a few, wrap some wire around their two ends and cut through the center.
• And as before we just push these through the opening in the remaining flowers.
• And we’re done.
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Make a Bridal Bouquet – Part 1

Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY web series.

In this three-part episode we will make an elegant bridal bouquet completely using our 1-1/2″ double faced satin ribbon. It can also be made using our deluxe line of satin ribbons. In this first of three parts, we show how to make the lovely little satin flowers that will decorate the bouquet using some White and Tornado Blue 1-1/2″ satin.

Here we see all the items we used to make the satin flowers for the bouquet.
Here we see all the items we used to make the satin flowers for the bouquet.
Here are the finished satin squares with corsage pins in each corner.
Here are the finished satin squares with corsage pins in each corner.
And here are the finished satin flowers ready for some stamens!
And here are the finished satin flowers ready for some stamens!

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• Welcome back to RibbonBazaar.com’s weekly DIY webseries.
• In this first episode of a three-part series showing how to make a bridal bouquet totally decked out with satin flowers and tulle accents, we’ll work on making the little satin flowers that will decorate the bouquet.
• We’ll be making use of White and Tornado Blue inch and a half satin ribbon, some corsage pins, a lighter to fuse the ribbon ends, a ruler to measure out and cut 12 and a half inch strips of the satin, and a needle with blue thread.
• We’ll start by taking one of the strips of satin ribbon, folding it and pushing through a corsage pin diagonally as shown to hold the fold in place.
• We then continue folding and setting corsage pins in place, once for each corner, forming a square.
• Once complete, we cut the excess and fuse the edges closed using the lighter.
• We now do a bit of needling around the outside edge as shown and take off the pins as we go around each corner.
• Once complete, we pull on the thread until the square is scrunched into a small ball and knot the beginning and end of the thread as shown, cutting the excess.
• We can now open it up to see the lovely little flower we’ve just crafted!
• If you liked this episode then please like, share and subscribe to our channel.
• And check out the description below for links to products shown in this video.
• See you next time!

How to Use Wholesale Satin Ribbon For Your DIY Wedding

Double sided satin ribbon is the perfect accessory for any DIY wedding. It’s great when you buy it wholesale because you’ll be able to afford a number of different colors, instead of spending money on all the stuff that’s overpriced when you pay someone to do it for you.

DIY Wedding Uses for Double Sided Satin Ribbon to Save You Money

If you’re thinking of a DIY wedding, first choose your color palate. Once you decide what colors to use for your wedding, you can invest in a few spools of wholesale satin ribbon to do your invitations, your favors, decorations, and even to wrap your bouquet. By adding a piece of wholesale satin ribbon to your favors, you make them look fancy, and when you write out guests’ names it shows that you’ve given your favors a personal touch. Adding satin ribbon to your decor and hair are quick ways to add some color and to save money on pieces of a wedding that are normally much more expensive.

…So You Can Spend a Little More On

You definitely want to capture the moment in a professional way. Spend some of the money you saved by using wholesale satin ribbon on a great photographer. Cake too. Even if you’re a pro baker, you may want to rethink baking a cake for your entire party. The food and drink are the same way; if you think you can have a great wedding without an open bar, think again. And as far as making sure everything’s perfect for the day, you may want to hire a wedding coordinator so you can relax a little and savor your perfect day.

Wholesale satin ribbon can definitely save you money for your DIY wedding, but let’s face it, you’re only getting married once (we hope!), so you might as well enjoy it and spend what you save on the stuff that counts!

How to Do DIY Wedding Favors

We all know how important your wedding is, and how much it can cost. That’s why it’s a great idea to save when it comes down to the details. Take wedding favors, for instance. While some people don’t think wedding favors are necessary, they’re the kind of detail that says thank you in a way that makes them feel special for knowing you. While some more modern weddings choose not to include wedding favors, the decision ultimately depends on what your budget is. You don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on wedding favors if it means cutting into open bar time, or choosing a less expensive dish to serve at the reception. Plus, many wedding favors are tchotchkes that bear the monogram of the couple, bulk accessories quickly forgotten by guests. So if you’re going to do wedding favors, do them right!

Wedding Favors They’ll Want

Instead of creating wedding favors that no one wants, try giving things people will actually use. Foodstuffs work great. Coffee, salt water taffy, jars of jam, honey, booze, or s’mores kits are just some ideas. Crafts like journals, candles, sketchbooks, and coasters also make great gifts. Flip-flops or even sunglasses can be personalized with a tag and a piece of curled grosgrain or satin ribbon. Buy a spool of wholesale satin ribbon to do it yourself and save. Making a donation to your favorite charity in the name of your guests is another great wedding favor idea. But even then, it’s important to personalize it with the name of your guest and a flourish of ribbon.

If it’s within your budget, give wedding favors to everyone, or at least one to each couple. The right way to do it is with a place card that has their name and where they should sit. For couples, place their favor between their seats. Some weddings have color-coordinated wedding favors. These usually match with the wedding’s colors.

DIY Touches

Simple touches like a curl of satin ribbon onto that mojito kit or personalized lip balm really make a big difference in your guest’s opinion of the wedding. So as long as it doesn’t cut into the other important parts of the ceremony, make sure to give your guests a favor they’ll remember.

Wildflowers and Lace Invitations Uses Our Satin Ribbons!

Wildflowers and Lace Invitations was founded in August of 2012 as a result Michelle Felux’s wedding. She wanted very specific
wedding invitations that featured lace, gold, navy blue as well as real, pressed bluebonnets. She looked around online and couldn’t find anyone who offered real pressed flowers on the invitations, so she decided to try her hand at designing her own! 200+ invitations later, she found that she enjoyed designing them, creating something truly unique for brides and being a part of someone’s most special day. She opened up her shop with her husband’s support and now she sells invitations nation-wide on Etsy. Her business is technically a partnership between her husband and herself, but nearly 100% of the time it will be she who you work with!
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Mrs. Felux’s business specializes in predominantly handmade, custom wedding stationery. She designs wedding invitations, save the dates, engagement announcements, thank you notes, menus, wedding signage, and soon, custom commemorative coasters. She uses RibbonBazaar’s double face satin ribbon of various sizes to really put the finishing touches on her stationery. The 1 1/2 inch ribbons serve as belly bands for some of her pocket folders, the 5/8 inch ribbon she uses to tie together wedding programs and certain invitation suites. She also likes to use lace to decorate some of the single card invitations.
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Mrs. Felux loves RibbonBazaar’s quality and value for her double face satin ribbons, which she buys wholesale. In her own words, “I have never found a company with so many options available online for such great prices.” Her business is located out of her home in a rural part of south Texas, so running to the city takes a lot of gas money as well as time, which means that RibbonBazaar provides the perfect option for everything she needs online.

She first searched for double face satin and lace when making her own invitations. She couldn’t find the right quantities, she realized she had to look for wholesale satin ribbon. Then, she finally found our store and the colors of Navy Blue and Cinnabar matched her invitations perfectly! She was so happy with the quality of our wholesale satin ribbons that she knew exactly who to use when she opened her shop in 2012.
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Today Mrs. Felux sells to more people around the nation than she has ever sold to in her hometown! She also sells internationally! Just shoot her a message if you’re in a different country and she will work with you to make a plan! Since everything is handmade, tons of special care is put into each order. Wildflowers and Lace Invitations takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!

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Our 5 Favorite Wedding Flowers and How to Tie Them

Floral bouquets can cost a ton of money, especially when they’re out of season and shipped from around the world. They’re also a huge part of your wedding—who knows, you may associate the scent of your special day with that flower for years to come. In this post we’ll run through some of our favorite flowers for bouquets, and offer tips on how to cut costs with quick DIY tricks that make use of wholesale satin ribbons.

Calla Lilies

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Sure we love roses, but for so long they’ve been associated with love. They’re almost played, even if they are yellow or white. Let’s start from the top and work our way down. Take the Calla Lily. This beautiful white flower is native to Southern Africa. White Calla Lilies are most popular but they also come in purple and other colors. They also come in two sizes, a long-stem for bouquets and a miniature, perfect for bouttonieres and nosegays.

Lily of the Valley

LILY OF THE VALLEY
The Lily of the Valley is another beautiful flower, a bit more soft-spoken, but very sweet-smelling, despite being very poisonous. The little bell-shaped flowers have a long tradition within Christianity as springing into existence from the tears Mary cried after the crucifixion. This flowers is also expensive; it was used in Kate Middleton’s bouquet.

Peonies

PEONIES
Peonies are a big bushy flower with lush petals that comes in a variety of colors, from pink to white to red. Cultivated in Asia for thousands of years, the French took this further by bringing it to the West. They’re not inexpensive, though they are cheaper during late spring and early summer.

Ranunculus

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With their many petals, a bouquet of ranunculus can be beautiful, in one color or in an assortment. This relative of the buttercup ranges in color from white to orange to pink and lots of shades in between. Ranunculus last a long time after they’re cut, and they bloom in early spring.

Sweet Peas

SWEET PEA
Native to southern Italy and Sicily, these brightly colored flowers are sweet-smelling and beautiful for any bouquet. Because of their colorful range, from rich pink to deep purple, this flower was the favorite of geneticists Mendel and Punnett for their easy breedability. A crawler, this flower grows widely and is not expensive.

The right satin ribbon for your bouquet

It’s easy to match wholesale satin ribbon with your choice flowers. Typically white satin ribbon works well against the green stems. You can also match satin ribbon ties with the color of your dress. If on the other hand you want to be less traditional, choose a color that matches the color of your bouquet. If your bouquet is a variety of colors, choose one color of wholesale satin ribbon to make it pop.

Tell your florist you want long stems so you have something to hold onto. You can always trim them down later if you need to. Wrap them with flower tape before tying them in ribbon, and after that spray them with hairspray. You’ll save money if you do it yourself, and you’ll have a beautiful bouquet.

Choosing the Right Color Grosgrain Ribbon For Your Wedding Invitations

Almost as soon as he’s done popping the question, all of your friends will be asking how it happened, where you were, and how big is the ring. But the next thing to consider after that is the colors of your wedding. Whereas a color palette used to be about accenting the classic white of your dress, today you can get away with going all out in whatever color is fitting for your ceremony. But before you settle on your favorite colors, there are a few factors to consider.

Location, location, location

Before you go ordering a reel of fuchsia grosgrain ribbon wholesale, consider where your wedding will be. If it’s in a neo-Gothic church made of wood and stone, you may do better to choose a classic color like gray, pearl, or even black. If your wedding is in a backyard or any outdoor space, however, you can go a little wilder with your color scheme and the grosgrain ribbon you choose for your wedding invitations.

Save the date

Not only does the location dictate the style of your wedding, the season can have a big influence too. How long will your engagement be? Before you choose a color scheme, do you foresee the date of your wedding being pushed back at all before you send out the invitations? A lot of wedding planners choose a variety of complementary colors to accent the season, such as red, orange, yellow and brown for autumn, or green, blue, gray, and violet for the spring.

Other factors to consider

If you have a good idea of what colors you want, but you aren’t certain or you want to separate yourself from the crowd, try perusing a swatch book with different hues. The subtleties in greens can make a big difference, and lend a vernal feel or a dead of winter motif depending on whether you choose evergreen or lime for your grosgrain ribbons.

If you want your wedding to evoke a specific mood, adding another color can convey elegance or conjure a special place. For example, combining orange with yellow and brown lends a sunset/harvest element to an otherwise bumblebee-flavored celebration. An exception to this is in the dresses of the bridesmaids—sometimes variation in the same color palette can make a stronger statement than total uniformity. In fact, setting an entire wedding to different shades of blue, for example, can be just as beautiful as three or four strong colors.

And be careful not to get too matchy-matchy: wedding dresses, cake, favors, invitations are one thing, but using the same color scheme everywhere can be a little much.

Still don’t know where to start? Try taking this quiz: Which Wedding Colors Best Suit Your Style?

4 Ways to Use Grosgrain Ribbons For Bouquets

The history of bouquet tossing

It’s still wedding season and that means lots of bouquets being tossed. Originally, brides used to walk down the aisle with herbs, garlic, and grains to ward evil spirits away. Eventually, this morphed into a tradition of carrying flowers, since flowers are associated with happiness and fertility. Following the cutting of the cake, the bouquet toss represents the married couple’s future happiness and the recipient of the flowers is considered the next to wed.

Today’s bouquets

Typically the bride doesn’t use the same bouquet she walked down the aisle with to toss to her bridesmaids. Some brides are skipping the bouquet toss altogether, though studies show that the same percentage of women from the ’60s participated in the tradition as they did in the ’00s. Here are some ways to make your bouquet stand out from the crowd.

1. Layer your bouquet with ribbon and lace

The type of flowers you choose influences the color of the grosgrain ribbon you use. When layering with lace, you can also use satin ribbon.

2. Combine different textures

Adding brooches to the satin ribbon wrapped around your bouquet will make for a different feel—literally. Other jewelry attached to the bouquet, such as a pearl or a necklace, can raise the stakes for the single ladies, and make the bouquet toss even more fun.

3. Monochrome

One extra wide satin ribbon can be all you need to tie a beautiful bouquet. To enhance this style, sync the color of your bouquet with the color of your dress and the color of the satin ribbon that ties it all together. Of course, you can always add a subtly different colored satin ribbon to make the bouquet pop a little from the bride’s dress.

4. Length matters

The width of your satin ribbon that ties your bouquet together isn’t the only consideration to make. Length too can make a big impact when you walk down the aisle. Flowing satin ribbon can add a dramatic flair that works well with bigger bouquets of wildflowers, camellias and lilies, while shorter grosgrain ribbon works better with lots of leaves and smaller bouquets, for a classic, vintage style.

Overall, think about the tone of your wedding, your dress, and your guests. You want your bouquet to reflect everything, and the ribbon you use to hold it all together should too.