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You Will Need
- 50 to 75 stems of flowers
- Stem stripper
- Floral tape
- Fruit or candles (optional)
- Floral foam (optional)
Choose flowers that are hardy, and that match the color scheme of the wedding. Avoid flowers taller than 12 inches, as these are sight blockers.
Remove unwanted foliage and thorns from the flowers with the stem stripper. Cut the stems at an angle, 2 inches from the bottom.
Hold four flowers of the same height and arrange them in a square to form the center. Then add flowers one at a time to create a dome.
Bind the stems
Bind the flowers together with floral tape 3 to 4 inches below the heads.
Trim the stems
Hold the flowers up to the vase to see how much the stems need to be trimmed. Trim them at an angle.
Fill the vase 1 or 2 inches from top with water. Then place the flowers in the vase.
Maintain the centerpieces
Store the centerpieces in a cool room and spritz them with water to keep them fresh.