The bridal bouquet is more than just a simple costume accessory. Therefore, the bride’s bouquet needs to be something special. Flowers are an integral part of any wedding, and serve to make it more colorful, vibrant, and memorable. The wedding bouquet is a means of self-expression as well as an essential bridal accessory that brings together a bride’s outfit and wedding theme in perfect harmony.So we’ve put together some simple tips to help guide new brides in their choice of wedding bouquets.
1. Choose the Wedding Dress First
The final design and floral components of your bouquet will depend on the style, color, and cut of your wedding dress. When you meet your florist for a consultation, remember to bring a picture of your dress. The design of your bouquet is completely dependent on the style, shape and detail of your dress. I think the key to bouquet design is that it doesn’t drown you, hide the silhouette of the dress or unbalance the line.
2. Consider the Shape and Size of the Bouquet,
Consider something smaller, and more colorfully dramatic, to give your bouquet the wow factor you’re looking for. And remember the bridal bouquet rule of thumb – your bouquet should be smaller than your waist, to help accentuate your natural shape.
3. Color Coordination
Colour is key, particularly with whites, ivories and creams. There are so many different shades, your florists can recommend the right type of bloom to work well with the exact colour of your dress, and to compliment your bridesmaid’s dresses. Remember to take swatches if you have them.
4. Choose Seasonal Blooms
Some flowers won’t be available at all times of the year, or at the very least they will be harder to procure and much more expensive. Work with your florist to find the most suitable and attractive seasonal blooms to incorporate into your bridal bouquet.Flowers also have a language all their own, and certain blooms have significant meanings.
5. Personalize Your Bouquet
Try to incorporate flowers that might have a personal meaning to either you or another family member. If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, a lace hanky or something else to work into your something old, new, borrowed and blue, ask your florist to add it into the top of the stems.The bridal bouquet is a very personal part of your wedding ensemble, and should necessarily reflect your own tastes, style and attitude.
At the end of the day, choosing the right wedding flowers depends on personal taste. There’s no right or wrong choice, so just go for the ones you like. However, it’s important to pay attention to other factors such as your wedding budget and, of course, the availability of your favorite flowers. – PS