Next, fill your "real" vase about two_thirds of the way with warm water. Make sure it doesn't leak. Add flower food if available. (Follow the instructions on the packet.) Place a few of your larger blossom flowers in the vase and step back. This will give you a better idea of how to proportion your bouquet. If the stems are too long, simply cut them shorter. If they are too short, try a different container, or add pebbles or marbles to the bottom of the vase to elevate your flowers.
Planning your bouquet size. You should always plan about the size of your bouquet too. Some brides end up buying very large bouquets that are difficult to manage as well as cost much more. Try selecting the flowers that will look good with your dress and that too in an appropriate number. Make sure how big your bouquet size should be before doing any such purchases. It is not a bad idea to carry even a single flower down the aisle, as the bride looks equally good as with a big bouquet. You can use a daisy, lily, or even a single rose with pearl or lace accents around your bouquet, and this will add a unique touch to your ceremony. Selecting the "in_season" flowers also reduces the bouquet cost as compared to ordering the out_of_season flowers.