With all the decisions that you have to make for your wedding, the bouquets that you and your bridesmaids carry can seem like just another choice to make. However, you want to make sure that you take time and consideration when choosing your flowers because they will become an integral feature in your wedding photos and will reflect both your personal taste and the aesthetic of your wedding. Here are some tips that will help you pick the perfect bouquet for your special day.
1. Find some inspiration photos
Almost every bride today has at least one Pinterest board for her wedding day. Pinterest is great because it gives you access to TONS of real wedding photos, including wedding bouquets. Find some photos of bouquets that you like and bring them to your florist to discuss how she can achieve that certain look while still staying within your budget. Visit Che’ne Rouge’s Pinterest account to see photos of gorgeous bouquets that have been created by our in-house florist, Gail, from A Perfect Wedding Floral Design.
2. Bring your bridesmaid dresses’ swatches
If you are not sure where to start in your search for the perfect flowers for your bouquets, bring a fabric swatch from the bridesmaid dresses to show your florist. They will know which flowers can be used that are either of the same or similar color or can point you in the direction of flowers that will compliment it.
3. Consider your dress
Is your dress an elaborate ball gown? A simple sheath? Or somewhere in the middle? Considering the shape, formality, and elegance of your dress will help point you in the direction of the right bouquet style. Your bouquet should ultimately be equal to the dress in levels of grandeur and sophistication.
4. Aim for flowers that are in season
Sticking with primarily local, in season flowers will not only save your florist time in finding them to put your bouquets together but will also save you money. These flowers will be the freshest possible and therefore last longer through the night. Talk to your florist or do an internet search to find out what flowers are blooming in the season of your wedding day and the geographic region of your wedding location.
5. Build your bouquet around your body type
Smaller brides will be easily overshadowed by massive, cascading bouquets. Larger bouquets allow fuller figured brides to project grace. Having a bouquet that is proportional to your figure will photograph better and make you appear more flattering. Also, make sure that the bouquet is not too heavy or cumbersome and hard to carry.