Your wedding is a day full of celebrations of love, friends, family and ceremonial traditions. Among some of these time honored customs is the bouquet of flowers that the bride carries as she walks down the aisle to commit to her soul mate.

While the bridal bouquet is naturally beautiful on its own, personalized additions and DIY finishing touches can upgrade the traditional bouquet into something truly extraordinary for your journey to “I do.”

Here are some creative and easy ways to make a unique and stylish bouquet for what will be one of the best days of your life.

blog images-02Ribbon adds an entirely new look and feel to your wedding bouquet. Experiment with different textures and lengths of ribbon to match your style and chosen wedding theme. Having a rustic ceremony or wedding inspired by nature? Try burlap or twine to give your wedding flowers a natural look. For the classically chic or French style wedding, vintage lace is a stunning choice. If you are taking your vows down by the water, different ropes can work flawlessly for a nautical or beach affair. Whatever your style and chosen theme, hand-picking unique textured ribbon is an easy way to make your bouquet truly one-of-a-kind for your special day.

blog images-01A keepsake or sentimental token that symbolizes your love for each other will turn a beautiful wedding bouquet into a meaningful treasure. This is also a lovely do-it-yourself way to incorporate your “something borrowed” into your ceremony. Your Grandma’s vintage brooch or mother’s special necklace will help you feel their love during the nuptials. It will also pay a nice tribute to the unshakeable bond of family. Adding that extra something special to the bouquet on your perfect day gives traditional wedding customs a special meaning that is unique and personal to newlyweds.

blog images-03Giving your bouquet a hidden meaning that is known only to the two of you is sure to add that unique touch with an unspoken message of love. Try wrapping your flowers with pages from your favorite book or music sheets from your wedding song. Your wedding vows, a poem you wrote, or a laminated copy of your first love note exchanged, are also beautiful ways to hide secret meanings in your bouquet.

Wedding bouquets and flowers with these little extras are an easy way to make your ceremony truly personalized.  Tell us your favorite ideas and finishing touches that you would add to make your flowers unique.