Ribbon isn't the only way to dress a bouquet. A handkerchief embroidered with your wedding date makes a lovely and sentimental decoration. Use a vintage or heirloom hankie and it can be your "something old." To cover the bouquet, lay the handkerchief face down, and fold back the embroidered corner so it meets the middle of the cloth. Place the hankie over the stems, centering the design, and wrap it envelope-style: Fold in one side, then the bottom, then the other side. Secure with pins.
Martha Stewart Weddings, 2006