Taping a wedding boutonniere with a light colored florist tape makes it easier to cover when you are using sheer ribbon. I generally wire all my corsage and boutonniere flowers for added strength. If your stem is strong, feel free to skip this step.
I then tape the rose stem with a light colored florist tape. I'm using gold sheer ribbon later to ribbon wrap the stem and the tacky tape helps hold the slippery ribbon in place.
Start at the very top and turn the rose and pull gently on the tape, covering the stem in a downward, spiral motion.
The tape is tacky and sticks well to itself.
Tear it off at the bottom and give the tape a twist on the end of the wire to be sure all sharp edges are covered.