How to Make Wedding Wreaths

Overview

Wedding wreaths are often worn by the bridal party, most typically the flower girl and bridesmaids, to adorn their heads with a wreath of flowers instead of carrying bouquets of flowers. Wedding wreaths add a country or casual feel to a wedding, especially when using daisies or other wild flowers, and some brides will even choose a wreath of flowers for a fresh change from the traditional veil. Making your own wedding wreaths is an expensive way to save money when planning a wedding, especially if garden-fresh flowers are used.

Step 1

Select about two dozen daisies in white or any color you choose. Cut the stems to approximately 3 inches in length.

Step 2

Measure each person's head who will be wearing the wedding wreaths and jot the sizes down on a piece of paper. Cut a piece of floral wire for each wreath to the length you measured, adding an extra 2 inches to each.

Step 3

Form a circle from the floral wire for each wreath. Bend each loose end back 2 inches and hook them together to make the wreath form for the wedding wreath.

Step 4

Group together three to four daisies. Attach the flowers to the wire wreath form by twisting floral wire around the stems, securing to the wire wreath. Continue adding daisies around the wire form, overlapping the groups of flowers, until the whole wire form is covered.

Step 5

Cut four pieces of 1/2-inch-wide satin ribbon for each wreath. Cut the ribbon into 12-inch lengths. Holding four pieces together, loop over the back of the wreath, tie into a knot to secure to the wreath, and, if desired, tie the loose ends into a bow.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not cut the daisies more than one hour in advance of making the wreaths.

Things You'll Need

  • Daisies
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Floral tape
  • Ribbon

References

  • Wedding Flowers and Reception Ideas: Floral Head Wreath
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About this Author

Amy Madtson resides in southern Oregon and has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008, focusing on health and gardening for websites such as eHow and GardenGuides. Madtson has an Associate of Arts in business from Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. She holds a childbirth educator certification and a one-year midwifery completion certificate.