Your wedding flower bouquet is the only accessory you will carry once in a lifetime. Make it special so that you will remember it for the rest of your life. Some women have already decided about how they want their wedding bouquet to be. However, if you are one of those who have no idea about all of this, then you are in the right place. In this blog, we will guide you through all you want to know about wedding flowers, wedding bouquets, and their coordination with the event decoration.
The first thing that comes to one’s mind is when to get started? You need to get started as soon as you finalize your wedding dress and event location. No, it is not early! Let's start planning it.
So without wasting any time, let’s move on to what things you should keep in mind when deciding your wedding flower bouquet.
1. Shape and Size of Wedding Bouquet
There are many types of bouquets of different shapes and sizes. There are cascading styles, loose bouquets for brides who opt for a more casual look, and you can also get a dome-shaped bouquet in which the flowers are symmetrically arranged. This last one is ideal if you are going for a more poised look. A bouquet made of flowers with longer stems usually compliment bridal looks with a more sleek dress. It gives a longer bouquet illusion.
The size of the bouquet should also be kept into consideration, taking into account what will be convenient for you to carry. A larger bouquet can be difficult to carry and brides should also choose a bouquet that looks harmonious with their own size. If you are planning to toss the bouquet, then it should be smaller in size.
2. Coordinate the Wedding Flower Bouquet with Your Wedding Dress
Your wedding dress should be coordinated well with the bouquet you carry. If you are going for a dress with a long trail and a more dramatic look, a larger bouquet will look better. Similarly, if you are going for a simpler look, opt for a bouquet as a signature piece that will become the highlight of your look.
Add some elements of your dress to your wedding bouquet. For example, you can use the same fabric used to make your dress as a wrap for the bouquet. It will give it a more personalized look.
3. Event Decoration and Flowers for Decoration Should Be Kept Into Consideration
Event location and event decoration play a great part in the overall wedding theme. And for the wedding theme to coordinate well, the bride's wedding bouquet must be in sync with the flowers for decoration.
The location also matters a lot. If you want a wedding in a wedding hall then you might want to consider big posy garlands in vases. But an outdoor wedding by the beach or anywhere else will have a more natural element to it. Choose your bouquet and flowers accordingly. For example, if you are holding a tulip bouquet, the flower you will use for decoration does not necessarily need to be all tulips but they have a similar look and color scheme, and ideally incorporate tulips as a highlight detail. This shows attention to detail in the wedding planning.
4. Add a Personalized Element to Wedding Bouquet
As they say, beauty is in the details. So add your personal element to the details of the wedding flower bouquet. Add something to it that can make it more sentimental to you. It will make it look personalized and add up to its emotional value.
This can be the broche or a piece of jewelry you got on on of your dates with your future husband in the bouquet stem or something else that you share with him or your family.
5. Use Seasonal Flowers
To keep the flowers look fresh all day long, try to opt for seasonal flowers. Roses and many varieties of tulips are available throughout the year. The following are some of the types of wedding flowers based on the season they are found in.
Summer Seasonal Flowers
Amaranths, Dahlias, Daisies, David Austin Roses, Hydrangea, Lavender, Phalaenopsis Orchids, and Proteas, are mainly found in summer.
Autumn Seasonal Flowers
Calla Lilies, Bouvardia, Cymbidium Orchids, Tulips, Freesias, Hyacinth, and Tuberoses are common autumn blooms.
Winter Seasonal Flowers
Anemones, Delphinium, Poppies, Hellebores, Kale (specifically purple kale), Ranunculus, and Sweet Pea flowers are wedding flowers for winter brides.
Spring Seasonal Flowers
Peonies, Gardenia, Jasmine, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, and Lisianthus, are the few and most sought after flower types for spring wedding bouquets.
6. Choose the Type of Flower Based on Your Personality!
If you are a lot into flower and their meaning, you know that flowers can symbolize different personality traits and they also symbolize certain emotions.
But as for wedding flowers, you might want to choose the ones that represent your personality type:
- Roses are the most popular flowers used. They symbolize love and compassion.
- Lilies are used mainly for the fragrance. There are many colors in lilies so they can go in accord with different color schemes.
- Orchids symbolize purity and luxury. They make a very beautiful round bouquet.
- Peonies are the most sought after flower type. They are used to make a more subtle and elegant flower bouquet.
- Tulips give a chic and classy look.
- Lavenders are used in the bouquet with longer stems. It is used when you are going for a casual or boho-chic look.
A wedding is one of the most memorable day and you can make it extra special by adding your personal touch to as many details as possible.
As for the flower bouquet, spend time deciding which flower to use and what style it should be. Go for a more classic and evergreen look one if you are afraid to experiment with something new, or the other way around if you want something unique and original. You can also look at our Pinterest for further ideas on wedding flower bouquets or talk to us.
Waste no time and start planning your wedding flower bouquet!