Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Bridal Bouquet

A wedding bouquet may seem to be a simple and tiny detail that shouldn’t even take hours to decide upon, but that’s not really the case as the bouquet is just as important as your gown.

Here are a few tips on how you can choose the perfect bridal bouquet for your wedding day:

1. Choose the dress first.

If anything, the bouquet should match the dress you are wearing but the dress shouldn’t be the one to adjust to the design of the bouquet. It should be the other way around. It’s advisable to first choose your dress because this will be the focal point during your wedding – everything else that you add on, like a bouquet, will accentuate and give more emphasis to your dress. It’s also easier for you to choose a bouquet while basing it on your dress. You can talk to your florist about it – all you have to do is to bring a picture of yourself wearing the dress and you can get an instant consultation on which flowers will match with you dress. The size and type of bouquet will also depend on the type of dress you have.

2. Consider the color!

Most of the time, wedding dresses are in either plain white or dirty white. This would make it too simple and too bland. However, you can spice it up by adding colors (but not too much of it!) by adding a simple bouquet. It can change the whole look of your wedding dress completely! If, on the other hand, you think that you have a relatively colorful dress, then you can still choose a less colorful bouquet that’s more focused on ivory or cream-colored flowers. It’s also important that you should consider the color of the other flowers in the wedding venue and the general wedding colors as this could help ensure that your own bouquet will not clash with the other colors in the background.

3. Look up on wedding flowers.

Researching flowers ahead of time will save you a lot of money and effort. Roses, peonies, lilies, and hydrangeas are examples of popular wedding flowers. Some brides even look up what the flowers mean and choose the best that either fits their personalities or the relationship. If, however, you’re having a hard time deciding which flowers will work for you or not, your florist can help you choose the right bouquet.

4. Consider the size and shape of the bouquet.

Wedding bouquets come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short and sweet while others are trailing and large. This, of course, will depend on your preference and it should be coordinated with what your dress. The size and shape of the bouquet largely depend on the size and shape of your dress. If you’re picking a large bouquet and yet you have a tiny dress, it could seem like your dress may be not proportional and strange. This is also one of the major reasons why you should first pick the dress before picking the flowers.

5. Coordinate with your bridesmaids.

Your bridesmaids will have their own flowers too so it’s important that you won’t have anything too similar or too clashing. Coordinating the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquet is an easy trick that will make a harmonious effect for your wedding decorations. An idea: if your bridesmaids’ bouquet features a single type of flower, you can have each kind of flower in your bridal bouquet to add that personal touch.

6. Consider all the other flowers present on your wedding day.

Usually, there are flowers all along the wedding aisle, and in table centerpieces. So, it’s probably best to consider what kinds of flowers you’ll be using for these pieces too. You can use the arrangements for the wedding venue as a starting point on how you should build the bridal bouquet. For your bouquet, you could use something brighter, fancier, and more elaborate versions of these arrangements.

These tips are just simple and easy to do. However, when it’s all incorporated in the overall wedding set-up, it creates a bigger impact that even you couldn’t have imagined. The secret to having a great wedding design is paying attention to even the smallest details. It makes the wedding feel more personal, thought of, and romantic.