Whether it’s as small and intimate as an elopement or as grand as a royal wedding, without a doubt, you have pictured yourself walking down the aisle in a beautiful dress, holding an equally beautiful bouquet on your wedding day. You see, you can personalize your wedding as much as you like, but your bouquet is something that should never be opted out of. Flowers signify new beginnings and in the new journey you are about to take with your beau, a bouquet should be one way to mark it! Now, before you frolic through the fields to pick some flowers, below are a few things you need to consider.
Choose Your Dress First
Now now, we know you can barely hold the excitement of designing your bridal bouquet, but before you decide on it, make sure you have already chosen your dress first! Consider your bouquet as an essential component of your complete bridal look; as such, it should more than anything else match your gown. Is your gown a mermaid fit, hugging all your marvelous curves? Your bouquet shouldn’t be too big that it covers your figure. If you opt for a big puffy princess ball gown, then you can definitely go for a dramatic arrangement!
Brainstorm on Colors
You might think that since you’re wearing a white gown, then any color would look good with it by default. While there is some truth to that, that is not always the case! White bridal gowns come in many shades too. There might be some colors that will not appear as flattering against a cream-colored gown compared to an eggshell white gown.
Choose Seasonal Flowers
While it’s important to choose flowers with colors that will complement your gown, it is also crucial to know what flowers will be in season on your wedding day. If you’re leaning towards a more season-forward wedding theme as a whole, seasonal flowers will definitely help you achieve the aesthetic you’re going for. Plus, they’re more budget-friendly!
Shape & Size
As someone who’s had many chances of creating bouquets for our editorials, we tend to know no bounds when it comes to shaping our creations. There is just a lot you can come up with from simple to dramatic, from small to huge, the sky is the limit! But again, always have your dress in mind when making your decision. With that said, here are some of the most loved bouquet shapes today!
A nosegay bouquet is typically round in shape, accented with greeneries and foliage, and tied tightly together with a ribbon.
As the name suggests, a cascade bouquet cascades. Florists typically make use of vines or leaves to achieve that fairytale-like effect of greeneries streaming down from a cluster of blooms.
Posy & Round
Think of nosegay but with little to no greeneries. A round bouquet is a more floral-focused version of a nosegay and it is normally composed of one type of flower or blooms in the same color.
A posy would be a smaller version of a round bouquet, perfect for the bridal party.
If you’re aiming for a more carefree and nature-centered look, a hand-tied bouquet would be perfect for you. The goal is to make it look like you’re carrying freshly-picked flowers, loosely tied with a ribbon or string with the stems exposed.
Perfect for brides who love to go for a more unconventional theme, asymmetrical bouquets take advantage of beauty in imbalance. As you have guessed, an asymmetrical bouquet would take on a more loose form with ununiformed visual weight distribution. They are beautifully charming that way!
Bouquets can greatly contribute to the aesthetic you’re going for. This is coming from us who pay very close attention when it comes to wedding design! If you feel like you need an expert opinion on your bridal bouquet, we have listed down the florists that we love working with below!