Bridal bouquets come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. They reflect the bride's personality, the vibe, and the style of the event. In addition, they look great in photos and are arguably essential wedding accessories.
Discussing your ideas about the bouquet with your floral designer early on is essential and helps to define the overall style and spirit of your celebration.
Your florist can educate you on seasonal flowers, the durability or fragility of some flowers, and the successful combinations of different stems and colors. Below are the most popular wedding flowers, according to brides.com.
I usually recommend that my brides start with a mood board using Pinterest and IG images to collect multiple bridal bouquets that catch their eyes in one place. It helps to understand what type of flowers, colors, and shapes you are naturally attracted to.
In addition, you must keep in mind that these bouquets are heavy, even small compact ones, so plan accordingly!
Besides the bridal bouquets, there are other floral-based accessories, such as bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding crowns, and corsages.
There are a few approaches to these. Most couples select bridesmaids' bouquets like the bridal bouquet, which is just smaller in size, while others prefer contrasting colors. Some prefer to give their bridesmaids a single flower.
The flower crowns are mainly worn by flower girls or sometimes by bridesmaids in boho weddings. The florists usually recommend holding something in your hands: you don't have to think about what to do with your hands during the ceremony and formal pictures. There are few weddings where mothers wear corsages, but it seems like a disappearing feature.
The groom's boutonnieres could consist of a single flower, a few small flowers, a small brunch of greenery, or a mixture. Often the color/type of the flower is the same as the main flower of the bridal bouquet, but it may be quite different. It can also be aligned with the style of the groom's attire. The groomsmen and fathers often sport boutonnieres, making the whole wedding party look classy and glamorous.
And, of course, let's not forget the aisle petals and petal-filled cones, which add a vintage charm to every ceremony.
After the ceremony and the formal pictures, we usually discharge the bride and bridesmaids from their bouquets and place them in the reception area.
In addition to multiple pictures taken of the bridal bouquet, some brides are interested in preserving it and keep as a sweet token of their wedding.
A few companies help with this, and a google search can help find the local one. In this case, the bridal bouquet will be picked up at the end of the wedding reception.
Creating your bridal bouquet is an exciting and pleasant experience. Enjoy!