How Many Flowers Do You Need for a Bridal Bouquet?

Your bouquet is the finishing touch to your bridal look. It’s the perfect way to express your unique style on your wedding day and capture attention as you walk down the aisle. If you want complete control over your bouquet’s design, there’s no better way than to make it yourself with flowers like those from Ling’s moment.

But how many flowers do you need to create a bridal bouquet? How many stems do you need to create a cohesive, bountiful look? That’s what Ling’s moment is here to clear up. Read on to learn all about the number of flowers you’ll need for your bouquet, along with how to choose the right flowers for your theme. 

How many flowers do I need for a bridal bouquet?

The exact number of flowers you’ll need for a bridal bouquet can vary. There are a number of factors to consider, each one hinges on the aesthetic you’d like to create.  

The type of flowers you’ll use is a big factor. Flowers come in all shapes and sizes. If you’ve chosen a smaller flower to take up the bulk of your bouquet, you’ll need more stems to create a full look. The overall size of your bouquet is also a big factor. Smaller bouquets only need a handful of flowers, while more elaborate styles will require more blooms.  

For flowers that are between 2.5”- 3.5” in diameter, like roses, dahlias, or peonies, we recommend using at least 25 stems for a 9” bouquet and at least 35 stems for an 11” bouquet and add some greenery leaves. However, that’s just the minimum. You can create elaborate arrangements with upwards of 45 stems. The only limit is your creativity–and what you can comfortably carry.  

Remember that you aren’t limited to only one kind of flower. Using flowers of various sizes and shapes adds visual interest and variety to your bouquet. Larger flowers like sunflowers, or lilies can add a focal point to your bouquet. Their large diameter means that you can get by with fewer stems.  

There are other types of flowers that add a lot of bulk with a single stem, like baby’s breath. Though the diameter of the blooms is small, the baby's breath has multiple blossoms attached to a single stem. That means you won’t need as many to add fullness to your bouquet. This also makes it a fantastic accent flower for both large and small floral arrangements.  

Speaking of accents, don’t forget to take greenery into account. Greenery gives your bridal bouquet a lush, natural look. It’s a key factor in creating an elegant, timeless bouquet. So remember to use plenty! 

How to choose flowers for your bouquet?

Now that you’ve got an idea of how many flowers you’ll need, let’s go over how to choose them.  

When selecting the flowers for your bridal bouquet, keep the overall aesthetic of your wedding in mind. Do you want to create a soft and romantic look, or something bolder? Do you want to reflect the beauty of the current season, or create a look that’s exotic and ethereal? Your bouquet should reflect your unique sense of style. There are no right or wrong choices.  

If you’re looking for flowers with a specific color scheme, our floral box sets are an excellent choice for DIY bouquets. Each box set comes with a variety of different flowers in a single cohesive color scheme, like sunset terracotta, romantic marsala, and loving cinnamon rose. There are enough flowers to create a lovely 9-10” bouquet of your own design. There’s also a selection of greenery included to help you create a cohesive look. It’s a simple way to take the guesswork out of choosing flowers for your bridal bouquet.  

If you want to create a larger bouquet with a more elaborate design, our basic flower boxes and greenery boxes are an excellent way to supplement your bouquet. You can add in extra flowers and leaves as you see fit, giving your bouquet extra depth, dimension, and volume. This can also give your bridal bouquet another level of personalization and individuality.  

Don’t see exactly what you want from the pre-selected color schemes? Pick and choose between different box sets to create your own unique design for your bouquet. You can always use the leftover flowers to create additional floral arrangements for your wedding, like bridesmaids bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. 

How to make a DIY bridal bouquet?

Now that you’ve got your flowers all picked out, let’s go over how to assemble your bouquet. You can view a step by step tutorial on How to make a DIY wedding bouquet using our dusty rose flowers. While the color scheme and flower types for your bouquet might differ, the basic principles for assembling the bouquet remain the same. All you’ll need are a few basic tools like floral wire, pliers, and hot glue.  

If it seems intimidating, don’t worry. You’ll be surprised by how easy and fun creating your own bouquet can be–even if you’ve never made a floral arrangement before. You can also visit our Pinterest or Instagram pages for more examples of beautiful wedding floral arrangements.  

If you want to make things even easier, check out Ling’s moment’s line of pre-arrange bouquetsEach comes with all the flowers and greenery, pre-arranged into a beautiful cohesive style perfect for an elegant bride. It’s an easy way to bring timeless beauty and style to your wedding day without the expense of a florist. 

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