How Make a Rehearsal Ribbon Bouquet


A bride's rehearsal ribbon bouquet is a bouquet hand-made out of the ribbons that were used to wrap the presents given to the bride at the bridal shower. This bouquet is a way for the bride to show appreciation to those who have attended the shower and it is a way to display the often-beautiful ribbons. The bouquet itself is usually assembled by one or more bridesmaids during the bridal shower.

Step 1

Cut a 2-inch hole in the center of the plate and evenly space 12 1-inch slits between the center and the edge of the plate, circling the plate.

Step 2

Select the largest bow from the wrappings of the gifts that were given at the bridal shower. Thread the long streamers of ribbon through the central hole in the paper plate so that the ribbon bow is on one side and the streamer ribbons are on the other side. Add bows to the bouquet from largest to smallest, clustering them around the largest bow and pulling their streamers through the central hole. Use the fill-in slits for ribbons with no streamers.

Step 3

Turn the bouquet over. Gather the ribbon streamers together and wrap and tighten a rubber band near the plate. Add one to two more rubber bands about 2-inches apart. This will create a ribbon handle.

Step 4

Take one of the long ribbon streamers. Cut it if it is still in a loop. Bend it back toward the paper plate. Hold the ribbon in your fingers and wrap the ribbon length around the handle area, making a bow on the end. This will give the bride a place to grip her rehearsal ribbon bouquet.

Things You'll Need

  • Sturdy white paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon bouquet organizer


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About this Author

F.R.R. Mallory is a senior at UC Berkeley completing degrees in both Neuropsychology and English. She has been published since 1996 in both nonfiction and fiction, books, short stories, articles and essays. Her fiction short story "Black Ice" recently won a National Space Society contest.