The length of the stem governs how large the final bouquet will be. I am making these bouquets for the attendants to carry, so I want to be sure it is smaller than my bridal bouquet.
Therefore I am keeping the stems fairly short and deep in the holder. Too long of stems and you begin to run out of room in the foam head.
The first two roses are inserted in the center of the holder and tilt outwards towards the side of the bouquet.
My third rose head forms a triangle with the other two roses.
You can see all these flowers face out slightly to the outer rim of the bouquet holder.
I continue angling the additional roses I insert in the bouquet.