How to Make the Perfect Sunflower Wedding Bouquet

Last Updated on April 7, 2024

Creating the perfect DIY sunflower wedding bouquet is quick and easy if you follow these steps

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If you are a DIY bride who loves sunflowers, putting together a wedding bouquet with sunflowers is quick and easy.

Follow the steps in this video presentation by the folks at Blooms By The Box.

It walks you through making a simple sunflower bouquet, even if you have never worked with sunflowers.

I thought it was worth sharing. Watch it. I think you’ll agree!

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I hope you enjoyed the video. As you can see, making a DIY sunflower wedding bouquet is not that difficult.

I recently made sunflower bouquets for an intimate wedding ceremony.

I combined the sunflowers with some dark green pittosporum and tree fern, but you can use whatever greenery you like.

I wrapped the stems with natural raffia and finished it with a simple shoelace-type bow. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

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Choosing Sunflowers For a Wedding Bouquet

When I make bouquets using sunflowers only, I like combining different flower sizes to provide a more natural look. 

Commercially grown sunflowers are carefully graded, providing consistent flower quality and bloom size. In my opinion, they are the best option to use when designing wedding bouquets.

How Many Sunflowers You Should Use

Your budget and personal preference determine the number of sunflowers you use.

Using fewer flowers may be your only option if you are on a tight budget.

However, if you have more money, it is best to go with as many flowers as you can afford. If you wind up with extra flowers, you can always find a spot to use them.

You can buy large sunflowers in 5-stem bunches, while medium and mini sunflowers are packed and sold in 10-stem bunches. The cost per bunch is about the same for either size.

In the sunflower bridal bouquet pictured above, I used three large sunflowers and eight stems of mini-sunflowers. For the bridesmaid bouquet, I just used two large blooms. I also made two mini-sunflower boutonnieres.

I used one bunch each of large sunflowers and mini sunflowers for all the bridal party flowers.

Sunflower Availability And Colors

Sunflowers are available year-round, but they’re most popular during the late summer and autumn seasons or if you want a more rustic vibe for your floral arrangements and wedding flowers.

While traditional yellow sunflowers with black centers are the most recognizable, there are also orange, red, mahogany, and brown shades. Some have green centers.

With more than thirty varieties of sunflowers being commercially grown for cut flower use today, you will find the perfect one for your wedding day. 

vase of mini sunflowers

Where is the Best Place to Buy Sunflowers?

I suggest buying your sunflowers locally if you don’t need a minimum of 25 large sunflowers or 50 mini-sunflowers flowers. Check with a reputable local florist for availability and price.

If you need more, they are widely available online from many sources.

The sunflowers used in the video can be purchased at BloomsbytheBox (It is their video, after all).

You can also find them at FlowerExplosion, and GlobalRose. These three are the only online sites I’ve had prior buying experience.

If you plan on using silk sunflowers, you can find a great selection online at NearlyNatural, many craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby, or by ordering them through your local florist.

One quick bit of advice, if I may. If you use silk sunflowers, I suggest mixing in fresh foliage and filler flowers whenever possible to keep your wedding bouquets looking more lifelike.

This applies to any silk flowers you work with, not just sunflowers.

You’ve stayed with me until now, so at this point, you might be wondering about my credentials.

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My Experience In The Flower Business

Let me give you a little background information about my career in the flower business. My name is Greg Johnson. I’m the voice behind this site and have been a retail florist and shop owner for over forty years.

I’ve curated some pretty informative floral design videos for you here.

Many are focused on ideas you can do yourself. That’s my objective with this website.

But before anything else, I’ve got an admission to make. Building this site, if I’m being sincere, was a selfish act.

I love sharing helpful floral design tutorials (like the sunflower wedding bouquet video you just saw). I also get asked a lot of questions about these same topics.

Sharing videos that answer these questions was the genesis of this site. I also wanted to add my thoughts as well.

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