Adorable Bride and Groom Wedding Flower Pots

Are you planning an outdoor wedding and looking for budget-friendly decorating ideas? This adorable and easy-to-make set of bride and groom wedding flower pots filled with bridal veil flowers are sure to delight your guests.



They look so cute flanking an outdoor wedding aisle but they also serve a purpose. They can be used to identify the seating arrangements for guests. The bride flower pot signifies which side is seating for her family and friends and the groom flower pot signifies the seating for his family and friends.



The flowers are simply set inside the bridal couple pots making them easy to transport to the reception venue after the ceremony. So cute flanking the reception hall doors or set them at the entrance of the outdoor reception venue.



DIY Bridal Couple Wedding Flower Pots

How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

The motivation for making the bridal flower pots was for our daughter's wedding. She had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony on the groom's father's acreage in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.



The goal was to create a casual, rustic, homespun wedding and it was important that every detail be handmade with love. We also made a Rustic 4-Tier Wedding Cupcake Stand and a unique Rustic Wedding Card Box for the big day.



How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

If these bridal flower pots look familiar, it's because they were a quick blurp inside another wedding decor idea that I shared some time ago. They seemed to have gotten lost in the shuffle so I'm resharing them here because they are just too dang cute not to have their own dedicated post.



The inspiration for the bride and groom wedding flower pots came from Susan at Oh My Creative. We added our own twist to her fantastic idea by making a bridegroom flower pot as well.



Because the wedding was located a ten-hour drive from our home, it was important that the wedding flower pots be lightweight and easily transportable.



How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

What You'll Need To Make Them

Listed below are the supplies you'll need to make the bride and groom wedding flower pots. It contains affiliate links so you can see what products I used or recommend for this project. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you.


Supply List

4 Large Plastic Flower Pots
White Gloss Spray Paint
Canyon Black Spray Paint
E6000 Glue
Delicate Surface Frog Tape
White Tulle
Hot Glue Gun
1 Spool Wide White Satin Ribbon
1 Spool Narrow White Decorative Ribbon
Floral Embellishments
2 Pots With White Annual Flowers (suggestions at bottom of post)
OR Artificial White Flowers



How To Make Bride and Groom Wedding Flower Pots

We used large inexpensive lightweight plastic flower pots from Wal-Mart. You'll need two the same size per wedding flower pot.




I scuffed the plastic first with 150-grit sandpaper to give the paint some bite but that probably wasn't necessary. If you use spray paint that bonds to plastic (which I did) you're probably good to go. I decided to err on the side of caution.



Spray paint two flower pots with white spray paint and the other two with black spray paint. You'll need at least two coats to cover the terracotta color.



How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

Once the paint is completely dry, set one white pot upside down and the other white pot right side up on top. Attach the pots with a generous amount of E6000 glue.



Set aside and repeat the previous step for the two black flower pots. Allow the glue to cure overnight before moving on to the next steps.



How To Make A Bride Flower Pot

  1. Cut a piece of white tulle the length of double the diameter of the rim of the top flower pot. See suggestions in what I'd do differently section further down.
  2. With a sewing machine or by hand, sew a running stitch (longest stitch setting on the sewing machine) 1/2-inch down from the top of the tulle.
  3. Carefully pull the threads on either end to gather the tulle into ruffles.
  4. Once the tulle is the same diameter as the middle of the two pots, tie the threads.
  5. With a hot glue gun, attach the tulle around the waist (middle of the two pots).


How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

What I'd Do Differently

We were in such a hurry to get these done on time that in hindsight, there are three things I would have done differently:

  1. Double the amount of tulle suggested earlier (4 times the width of the top rim) to get fuller ruffles OR add layers of ruffled tulle so the flower pot underneath is less visible.
  2. Situate the bride flower pot so the bow is facing forward and not on the back of the dress.
  3. Embellish the front of the satin bow to add a decorative element to the front of the dress.


Now we're ready to embellish the bridal gown on the bride flower pot.


  1. Remove the wide white satin ribbon from its spool and iron any wrinkles if necessary.
  2. Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise to find the center point.
  3. Line up the center of the ribbon with the center on the back of the flower pot. Don't do what I did and line it up on the front of the dress.
  4. Attach the ribbon over the raw edge of the tulle with a hot glue gun and let the ribbon tails hang loosely in the middle for now.
  5. Starting front center, attach a narrow decorative ribbon in the middle of the wide satin ribbon around the dress and trim where the ends meet.
  6. Tie the ribbon in a bow and let the ribbon tails trail on the front of the dress.
  7. Trim the ends of each tail on a diagonal OR with an inverted V cut.
  8. Embellish the front of the bow to hide any imperfections where the ribbons meet with miniature white faux roses and pearl beads.
  9. Trim the hem of the tulle dress with a pair of sharp scissors and voila, the bride flower pot has a wedding gown!


How To Make The Groom Flower Pot

For the bride-groom flower pot, we'll give it a tuxedo. To do this we'll use the reverse stencil technique.


  1. With Delicate Surface Frog Tape (suggested tape because the paint is so fresh) make a bow-tie shape in the center of the top flower pot.
  2. Make three circles for buttons with the Frog Tape (or use self-adhesive dots) and attach them down the front of the flower pot.
  3. Place Frog Tape at a diagonal to make the lapel shape down the front of the top flower pot.
  4. Cover the black painted areas of the pot with newspaper taped to the inside and bottom of the flower pot.
  5. Spray paint the exposed area with two coats of white gloss spray paint.
  6. Before the paint dries on the last coat of white paint, carefully remove the frog tape and the newspaper.
  7. Voila, the bride-groom flower pot is now sporting a tuxedo!


How to make adorable bride and groom flower pots to flank the aisle for an outdoor wedding and can easily be transported to the reception venue later.

At the wedding venue insert the flower pots inside each bridal couple pot and set them at the beginning of the wedding aisle, flanking each side.



What Flowers Are Recommended For The Bridal Couple Flower Pots?

Visit your local greenhouse to find annual flowers in pots large enough that they can simply be set inside the bride and groom flower pots. I've listed some white flower suggestions below:


Baby's Breath
Bridal Veil Astilbe
Superbells
Sweet Alyssum
White Lobelia
Azalea
Bacopa Monnieri
Verbena
Diamond Frost Euphorbia
Browallia
Alternatively, choose annuals bursting with blooms in your wedding colors.



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  1. Your bride and groom flower pots are too cute and adorable, Marie! Since you mentioned what you would do differently, I thought I would add my two cents - I would gather more tulle to make it fluffier or perhaps layer it at the bottom to make it fuller. We all probably have our own version of making it differently, but I love the concept! I bet it was a hit at the wedding, too!

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    1. I completely agree, Gail! It was a last minute idea before we made the trek to BC and had I more time, I most likely would have tweaked the dress more. But they were definitely a hit with the guests!

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  2. Adorable is the perfect word for these flower pots! So cute.

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    1. Thank you very much, Virginia, they were a hit with the wedding guests!

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  3. These flower pots are beyond charming and adorable Marie. You're so darn creative and I'll bet they were a topic of conversation at the wedding! XOXO

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    1. They definitely were, Denise. They looked so cute on the steps of the quaint country hall for the reception too. Sadly, I didn't get a photo. One downside to a homespun wedding is that you're running off your feet!

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  4. I'm featuring you this week - thanks so much for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear our wedding flower pots are being featured this week. Thank you so much, Taralynn! xo

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  5. Marie,
    OMG, these are just too cute for words. They are bigger than I thought. Everyone must have loved them. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.
    https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/08/thursday-favorite-things-party_0726449027.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. You made my Wednesday, Beverly, thank you so much for featuring them! They were a hit with wedding guests as they made their way to both venues. So glad you like them. xo

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  6. These are adorable!! I need to make these last August for my daughter's wedding! But I have definitely pinned it just for future inspiration and ideas either way. Thanks for sharing the project. #HomeMattersParty

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  7. These are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kippi

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    1. Thank you so much, Kippi, they were such a hit at the wedding! Hugs backatcha and have a great weekend.

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