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How To Make A Succulent Bouquet

Incorporating succulents into your DIY bouquet is not as difficult as you may have heard. Watch our "How To Wire a Succulent" video to learn how to prep the succulents for your wedding bouquet. This video will show you how to balance the succulents and use flowers to stabilize them into a hand-tied bouquet. This video features assorted 8cm succulents, Vendela roses, green tea roses, purple freesia, purple trachellium, purple tulips, billy balls, and solidago. You will also need floral wire, floral tape, floral scissors, and lace ribbon bouquet wrap.

  1. Hydrate and Prepare all your flowers. This means, the stems should be cut, the bottom leaves should be removed, all guard petals discarded, and flowers should have hydrated for 6-12 hours before.
  2. Bunch together 5-6 flowers to start a sturdy base of the arrangement, secure the flowers with floral tape. Floral tape sticks to itself when pulled and stretched, making it very easy to work with when creating arrangements.
  3. Add another layer of flowers, insert succulents (with wired stems) between these layers. Make sure they are secure, then use your floral tape to secure the flowers and succulents.
  4. Build on the bouquet and secure with floral tape as you go, when you are done adding flowers cut all the stems to the same length.
  5. Use a corsage pin to hold the bouquet wrap to the top of the bouquet stems. Insert all pins into the stems on a steep diagonal to keep the ends from poking out.
  6. If you need to store the bouquet for a wedding the following day make sure to put the bouquet wrap on the day of the wedding so you can hydrate the stems until the bouquet is ready to use.