A woman is a bride once she puts on her wedding gown. When she’s holding her specially designed bouquet, she’s now fully accessorized and ready walk down the aisle. There’s something about the bridal bouquet that makes her eyes light up a bit more, pops against the white fabric of her gown, and really speaks to her personality. Before you walk down the aisle with your bridal bouquet, here are 5 things to consider when choosing your bridal bouquet.
- The dress: What style of dress are you wearing? Ball gown? Fit and flair? Is it something fun, flirty or casual? All of these should be considered when choosing the style of your bridal bouquet and it’s best to choose your dress first. This will help you and the floral designer create the style that’s best suited for you and will best accentuate your wedding dress.
- The season: What flowers are in season during your wedding. Roses are available year round, but other flowers are only available during certain times of year. If you have a favorite flower and plan on including it in your bouquet, you should definitely plan your wedding around its seasonal time.
- The shape: Bridal bouquets come in a variety of shapes and sizes; they’re all very beautiful. The most common shapes for bouquets are round, cascading, hand-tied, and crescent, with round bouquets being the most common. To give you a better idea of how each look, I’ve provided some examples.
The Round Bouquet:
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The Cascading Bouquet:
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The Hand-tied Bouquet:
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The Crescent Bouquet:
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- Color palette: Most brides choose the color palette of their wedding almost before making any other decision. Like with the season, flowers may not come in all colors, especially your favorite flower. Flowers can be colored using floral paint so keep this in mind when making your decision.
- The style: Aside from the colors chosen for the wedding day, a bride often chooses a style for her wedding. It could be elegant, rustic, modern, or anything you’d like. Your bridal bouquet should reflect the style of wedding. Such as a bouquet with natural elements for a rustic wedding. Let your floral designer know the style of your wedding when styling your bouquet.
There are certainly more than 5 things to consider when choosing your bridal bouquet, but these are the ones that I keep in mind when consulting with my brides and the floral designers. When planning a wedding, there are a lot of things to think about. When choosing your bridal bouquet; the greatest accessory you’ll have on your wedding day, remember it’s about your style, personality, and personal preference. Happy planning!
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