Part 5. It doesn’t really require professional help to hand tie a bouquet.
Even though you may forever come across those omnipresent lists of all the different types of wedding bouquets (cascade, pomander, crescent etc…) in reality, most styles are now pieces of bridal history. The hand-tied bouquet has basically taken over as the wedding bouquet of this century. Much to the professional florist’s chagrin, the hand-tied bouquet is basically as simple as it looks to put together. If you’re not convinced, try it yourself with some flowers from your garden and a length of pretty ribbon. You’ll be surprised at how close to perfect you can get in on your first try. For hints, shortcuts and encouragement on hand tying bouquets and making other simple flower arrangements check out our wedding flower tutorials.