A bridal bouquet is a focal point of the bride’s ensemble, and she will be expected to carry it with her throughout the entirety of the wedding day. Therefore, the bride’s bouquet needs to be something special.
Bridal bouquet helps to compliment your dress and style of the ceremony. Look at flowers as accessories that compliment your attire and add an extra personalized touch to your appearance. Of course the bridal bouquet often relates in some ways to the bridesmaid bouquet, ideally it should be larger than that of her bridesmaids and may also take some elements of the ceremony into consideration. Do your bouquet preferable on the day of the wedding for optimum freshness; keep refrigerated until the last moment before the ceremony.
Grooms Boutonniere is about details, it should look masculine also complimenting the Bride. Look for a single gorgeous bloom with the right presence, the right shade of silk ribbon to bind the flower, a pearl button to secure it. Remember your flowers appear in almost all of your formal photographs.
1. Choose the Wedding Dress First: The right bouquets will depend on your dress design, style of your celebrations and body type.
2. Consider the colour, Shape and Size of the Bouquet As you already know Bridal bouquets are usually handheld, they come in different form, cascading bouquets, pomanders, posies, free form, wired and hand tied varieties, they also come in different shapes, colours sizes and styles. Before you embark on the process of choosing your wedding flowers it is important to have these decisions in place to allow the floral theme and the design process to commence.
3.Choose Seasonal Flowers Some flowers won’t be available at all times of the year, or at the very least they will be harder to procure and much more expensive. Work with your florist to find the most suitable and attractive seasonal flowers to incorporate into your bridal bouquet.
Be on the same page with your florist, go over every details, flowers also have a language all their own, and certain flowers have significant meanings. Bring visuals such as a photograph of your dress and a fabric swatch, as well as any pictures you’ve clipped from magazines. These will help you communicate your vision in precise terms. If you say you want purple, the florist might picture an entirely different shade than the one you mean. Fragrance adds an extra dimension to a bouquet and awakens another sense.
4. Be wary of White-on-White bouquet against a stark white dress, it may look beautiful in person but does not read well on photographs. Instead if it is an All White wedding, you can mix soft shades of cream or delicate greens into your bouquet for added texture and dimension.
With your bridal bouquet order all your wedding bouquets for, bridesmaids, boutonnieres for the groom, groomsmen and fathers, corsages for mothers, flowers for the ceremony site and centrepiece for the reception.
5. Personalize Your Bouquet
For a dazzling touch you can add decorative accessories such as pearl pin or crystal in the throat of each blossom ,you can wrap the whole bouquet in tulle or place sparkling crystals on wires between the flowers. Also keep in mind that besides the flowers bouquets can also incorporate beading, silk and ribbons. Finish off your bouquet handle with special detail tightly wrapped in braided ribbon or gorgeous piece of fabric that corresponds to the wedding colour scheme.
6. Holding your Bouquet
Although the stem may look good on bouquet be sure that they are short enough to look elegant and easy to hold them. Always hold bouquet as low as possible below the waist in order to look taller and thinner. Keep your elbows straight and your hands at your waist so the bouquet sits low on your hip.
Never in your bellies or up to your chest otherwise it will cut your body in half and make you look shorter and possible heavier than you actually are.