5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Bridal Bouquet
Your bridal bouquet will be one of your most gorgeous accessories on your big day. As a result, you may feel overwhelmed about how to choose the right one. Should you go with a long, cascading bouquet; a handful of wildflowers; or a fun mix of colourful blooms? To help you create the perfect bridal bouquet for your wedding, we’re sharing these 5 key tips:
1. Choose your wedding dress first
Your bridal bouquet should enhance your overall look on your wedding day, not take away from it. That’s why it’s helpful to select your dress first. When you know the colour and style of your dress, your florist can help you choose a bouquet that will complement it.
For example, if the key details on your wedding dress are on the skirt, you won’t want to hide it with a long bouquet. On the other hand, if you have a long train, you may want to choose a dramatic bouquet to balance out the look in the front. Take photos of your dress with you when you visit your florist so he or she knows exactly what you’ll be wearing.
2. Consider your colour scheme
Just like your bridal bouquet should complement the style of your wedding dress, it should also complement your colour scheme. The last thing you want is for your bouquet to clash with your décor or the colour your bridesmaids will be wearing. You also want to make sure that your bouquet isn’t so bright and colourful compared to the rest of your palette that it steals the spotlight in photos. To achieve the right look with your bridal bouquet, take fabric swatches, paint chips, or photos with you when you meet with your florist.
3. Find out what’s in season
You may have your heart set on carrying a beautiful bouquet of peonies down the aisle. But if you’re getting married in February, it may be tough to make this happen. Different flowers are in season at different times of the year. And when your favourite blooms aren’t in season, they may be lower in quality, more expensive to purchase, and difficult or impossible to source.
To avoid disappointment right before your wedding, decide on a date and then identify which flowers are in season around that time of the year. If your favourite flower isn’t available, ask your florist to suggest alternatives that will give you a similar look.
4. Collect inspiration photos
Before you visit your florist, spend time collecting photos of what you want your bridal bouquet to look like. You don’t have to find photos that are a perfect replica of your dream bouquet. Instead, look for photos that illustrate at least one element of the bouquet you want, such as the shape, style, or colour. Feel free to collect hard copies of photos from magazines, save screen shots on your phone, or make a board on Pinterest. No matter how you compile them, your inspiration photos will help your florist understand what you’re hoping for.
5. Make it personal
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life. So think about how you can make your bridal bouquet personal. There are lots of ways to do this. You can ask your florist to use your favourite flowers, incorporate a brooch or piece of jewellery from a key family member, or wrap a special piece of lace around the stems. Just be sure to remove anything you want to keep before you toss your bouquet.
Designing the perfect bridal bouquet doesn’t have to be hard
You may not be able to tell roses from ranunculus. But no matter how much or how little you know about flowers, creating the perfect bridal bouquet doesn’t have to be hard. Use the look of your dress, your wedding colour scheme, and seasonal flower charts to narrow down your options. Your florist can then use your inspiration photos to bring your dream bouquet to life and add any personal touches you’d like to incorporate.
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