Some flowers have hollow stems or are not as sturdy as we would like them to be. In order to give them the stamina to hold up in a bouquet these flowers should be wired. Some flowers have a heavy head and need a strong stem, some have hollow stems that curl that need to be straight, some just need support, and some need a longer stem. Wiring flowers is a simple process that will makes a big difference.
Some flowers that need to be wired in bouquets:
1. Lisianthus (ex: flower in this post)
2. Ranunculus: They have hollow stems and tend to bend over
3. Orchids: Orchids are removed from a stem with many blooms, they have an extremely short stem and need to be lengthened.
You will need: A flower that needs to be wired, 1 strand floral wire, and floral tape.
Put the wire horizontally through the top of the flower stem
Pull the wire through so there is equal wire on each side of the flower. Fold the wire down the sides of the stem.
Wrap floral tape around the very top of the stem and continue all the way to the bottom.
Continue wrapping the sticky floral tape all the way down to the bottom. Once you get to the bottom rip the floral tape and tightly wrap the end until it is fully flush to the stem.
If you are doing all your wedding flowers we highly suggest that you only use flowers that need to be wired in moderation as you do not want to take up too much time wiring flowers. You can always go without wiring the flowers to create a more wildflower look!
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