How much ribbon do I need for a bouquet?

Images: Thanks to The Garden Gate Flower Company, and 3 Acre Blooms (centre image)


There is nothing more pleasing to my eye than cascading streams of silk ribbons blowing in the breeze. Whilst I do adore them adorning my studio, they work far better on your bouquet, adding a sense of movement, a call of the wild if you will.


Who is going to need ribbon? The bride is, of course, deserving of the longest and wildest of silk streams (if she so desires!). I love to mix colours and widths, even fabrics, to create a stunning effect. Bridesmaids, Maids of Honour, Flower Girls, delicate silks for buttonholes, something for the cake even?

Idea: For warm tones, choose soft Gold Taupe


For the full on, no holds barred ribbon streamer, go for 12 metres of ribbon, split into 3 lengths of different colours and/or widths. A duo of wide silk habotai teamed with a more modest width bamboo silk works wonders.


More knee length than floor sweeping, you will need 3-6 metres as a minimum, effective as one colour or split into two, either contrasting or tonal.


An elegant understated look will need between 1 and 3 metres (you can always use any remaining from the spool for other styling). Ivory Quartz, Ballet Blush and Pink Blush are always popular choices.


For a soft and romantic look, work with seasonal, natural tones in the ribbons. I love Winter Green paired with Bright Ivory, pale apricot Ballet Blush bamboo silks and warm Gold Taupe or even softest Silver Moon grey and Ivory Quartz.


Where gentle is just not the order of the day, you can really go to town with a riot of colours. Our coral toned Tulip Tree bamboo is a firm favourite teamed with Gold Taupe, and our Indian Collection including spicy Jaipur Sunset and Rajasthan Pink are hot favourites for the summer.

Ribbons will be with you well after the beautiful flowers they adorned have faded, a treasured memory of your wonderful day, maybe even an heirloom for the next generation.

Tie up your wedding photos and special memories with soft silks, a special gift to yourself of your wedding day. Let our ribbons be part of your special story

 Image and Flowers: The Garden Gate Flower Company