First you want to pick out the thriller. I chose to use tulips but the options here are limitless. Roses, Hydrangeas, Ranunculus, and Peonies are also pretty thrillers for a floral bouquet.
Keeping with the same idea of no leaves in the water, I cut off the lower tulip leaf. Then I added the tulips to my vase, trying to disburse them in an even amount for each of my vase buds.