How Long Does it Take To Make A DIY Bridal Bouquet?

Is the idea of creating your own bridal bouquet calling your name, but you're not sure how much time it will actually take to bring that beautiful bouquet to life? In this post, we'll break down exactly that.

At Ling's Moment, we know a thing or two about DIY bridal bouquets, and we're here to share our insider insights to help you calculate the time it'll take to create your dream bouquet.

Keep reading to find out how long it takes to DIY a bridal bouquet:

Should you DIY your own wedding bouquets?

You'd be right to wonder if DIYing your wedding bouquet is really a good idea. After all, you're planning your wedding and not exactly light on things to do.

For many couples, DIYing their bouquet is an obvious choice. Creating their own bridal bouquet is a labor of love, and there's something really special about walking down the aisle with a bouquet they crafted themselves.

A couple holding hands while walking on the wedding aisle

So, if you've got the time and patience, go for it. But if you don't, that's okay too! Ling's Moment has beautiful pre-made flower options for bridal flowers, decor, and more, which take out the 'labor' and leave the 'love.'

What do you need to DIY a Bridal Bouquet? 

First, let's talk about the essentials for your DIY bridal bouquet. The best place to start is deciding what flowers you'd like to use. Remember to include blossoms of complementary shapes, types, and overall vibes, whether that's classically romantic roses, whimsical peonies, or wildflowers for a rustic touch.

Beyond the essentials are the finishing touches: ribbons, lace, feathers, or anything that adds that extra layer of flair and ties the arrangement together. You'll also want to pick up some floral tape and wire cutters from your local craft store. These handy tools will help you shape and secure your bouquet with ease.

A bouquet and some petals scattered on a table

Browsing through online resources and DIY wedding tutorials can give you an idea of the basic materials you'd need for the projects that catch your eye. Plus, looking at all the cool tutorials can be fun and inspirational!

DIY Wedding Bouquet Kits

Ling's expertly curated Designer Flower Boxes take the guesswork out of finding the perfect combo of flowers, colors, and embellishments. If you love the idea of DIY but don't have time to become an expert in floral design, let our pros do that for you. 

Each Designer Flower Box comes with everything you need to create the DIY wedding bouquet of your dreams. Think of them as your own personal DIY wedding bouquet kit!

A box filled with blue flowers and greenery

What is the best way to choose flowers for your wedding bouquet?

Choosing the best flowers for your DIY bridal bouquet can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. But don't worry—we're sharing our top tips to help you pick!

Consider these factors when choosing what bridal flowers to use for your bouquet:

Wedding Bouquet Styles

Wedding bouquets come in different styles, each with its own charm and appeal. Consider these popular options:

  • Round. This is a classic choice, characterized by a tightly packed arrangement of flowers in a rounded shape, ideal for traditional and formal ceremonies.
  • Cascade. This is a romantic and glamorous option with a waterfall-like structure of flowers cascading gracefully down. This style of bouquet is excellent for fairytale or outdoorsy themes.
  • Nosegay. A nosegay arrangement is a small, rounded bunch of flowers cut to exactly the same length. These types of bouquets are will use one prominent type of flower or specific color and are typically wrapped with a ribbon.
  • Hand-tied bouquets. A more relaxed and organic style where flowers are loosely tied together, often wrapped with ribbon or fabric. Hand-tied arrangements work great for rustic and boho weddings and are sometimes called 'garden bouquets.'
  • A few brides holding bridal bouquets

Complementing the Wedding Theme

Your wedding flowers should always complement and reflect your overall wedding theme. Here's a quick guidebook:

  • Traditional Weddings. Think crowd-pleasing favorites like roses and lilies in classic colors like whites, creams, blushes, and pastels.
  • A woman holding a pink and blush bridal bouquet
  • Garden, Vineyard, or Outdoor. Choose flowers that mirror the natural beauty of your venue. Think delicate blooms like hydrangeas and peonies paired with greenery like eucalyptus and ivy. Soft, romantic colors like dusty pinks, lavenders, and greens will harmonize beautifully with the outdoor setting for a fairytale feel.
  • Three brides each holding a bridal bouquet
  • Rustic or Boho. These types of ceremonies are perfect for loose arrangements with little structure. Dahlias, sunflowers, baby's breath, and wildflowers are right at home in this type of bouquet. Scraps of ribbon or lace can instantly add a feminine touch.
  • Two brides each holding a bridal bouquet
  • Beach or Tropical. Exotic flowers like hibiscus or orchids with greenery like palm fans or monstera leaves are on brand for any beach or tropical wedding.
  • A bride holding a green and orange bouquet
  • Modern or Minimalist. Sometimes, less is more. If you're looking for a sleek and contemporary vibe, choose blossoms with striking blooms and bold colors like calla lilies, anthuriums, and proteas.
  • Three brides each holding a bridal bouquet


If any flowers hold a special meaning for you or hold sentimental value, they could be great candidates for your bridal bouquet! You can also consider using flowers that have meanings that align with your wedding theme. For example, daisies are often associated with a free spirit, making them a natural choice for boho-themed weddings.

Follow the above tips, and you'll find that choosing the right wedding flowers for your DIY bouquet is simple and fun!

How long does it take to prepare your flowers?  

How long it takes to prepare your flowers depends on what type of bouquet you're making. Most of Ling's DIY tutorials suggest organizing and categorizing all the different ingredients you'll need to make your bouquet before you begin so that you can find what you need while you craft. Always factor in time to do this before you start your project.

How long does it take to assemble your bouquet? 

One of the first things to ask yourself before you begin any DIY craft is how long you will need to set aside for the project.

If you DIY a small to medium-sized bouquet, it should take about half an hour. If the bouquet is large or has a unique shape, you may need extra time to prepare and gather materials in advance, which will likely push your estimated time to closer to an hour. If you consider yourself a newbie in the DIY and crafting world, you may need to give yourself some extra time.

A woman picking flowers at a table

What factors affect how long it takes to make a bouquet?

Several factors influence the time required to DIY a beautiful bridal bouquet. Size, shape, and the complexity of the design all play a role. The more elaborate your designs, the more time you'll need to make adjustments and work with materials.

How long before the wedding can you make a bouquet? 

If you're using faux flowers for your bouquet, you have more flexibility in terms of timing compared to organic flowers. Since you never have to worry about losing freshness, you can make the bouquet well in advance of the wedding date.

In fact, making a faux flower bouquet several weeks or even months before the wedding is perfectly fine! Always make sure to store the bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, or extreme weather to prevent any damage.

When should you order flowers? 

You'll want to order your wedding flowers well in advance so that you have time to DIY without feeling rushed.

Once you place your order with Ling's Moment, it will be processed and shipped within 3 business days. After that, standard shipping typically takes up to 5-7 business days for transit. Please note that these are estimated delivery timelines, and actual delivery times may vary.

Send Your DIY To Our DMS

May all of your DIY wedding projects end in glorious creations! Of course, if you're tight on time, Ling's Pre-Made Bridal Bouquets are life/wedding savers. Whatever you decide, tag us @lingsmoment on IG for a chance to be featured!

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