DIY flowers: Brides save by making their own bouquets, arrangements

photo Princella Lloyd made her bouquet out of silk roses, some of which were handpainted, with accents of ribbons, beads and baby's breath.

photo Brides can save money by making their own flower arrangements and bouquets.

photo Dana Smith was inspired by a Pinterest board to make her own wedding bouquet with burlap, ribbons and brooches.

Tips for DIY wedding flowers• Don't be scared. Flowers are not scary.• Pin up pictures of arrangements you like and let them inspire your decorating.• Mix textures, mix flowers, mix color. Be brave.