posted on 9th Dec 2016
When it comes to choosing your wedding bouquet, there are so many things to be considered, which flowers are in season? How well will they go with your dress and colour scheme? How do you hold your bouquet? Which style would suit your dress best? Read on for our guide to choosing the perfect blooms for you.
Pick out your dress first
Making sure you know which dress you are going to wear is key, when planning your bouquet. Make sure you bring a photo with you, of your wedding dress, when you meet to discuss details with the florist. A beautiful bouquet can really add to the style and shade of your wedding dress: it’s important to find the right bouquet, which doesn’t overwhelm you or compete with any gorgeous, delicate designs. The right bouquet will complement and enhance your look.
In addition, your bouquet will influence the bouquets of your bridesmaids, so be sure to also take a photograph of your bridesmaid dresses to show the florist.
Which flowers will be in season when you plan to get married? Seasonal flowers will be less expensive and will generally work with your look, and overall theme, better than those which are out of season.
However, don’t fret too much if your favourite flowers are not in season; many seasonal flowers can pose as other non-seasonal flowers. For example, garden roses look similar to peonies and dahlias and cabbage roses can replace ranunculus.
Consider which flowers reflect your style and personality: Asiatic lilies, in a bright shade of red, may reflect a bold personality, or roses in softer, pastel shades may better reflect someone who is gentle and reserved.
Different flowers also represent different things, for example: rose is the classic romantic flower, perfect if you’re a hopeless romantic. Lavender symbolises devotion, and daisies represent innocence. It can be fun to research different flowers.
Make your bouquet more personal
Many brides enjoy incorporating flowers into their bouquets that are personal favourites, or flowers which have held a special meaning for them. It can be especially nice to include flowers which have held a personal meaning for you and your partner. For example, do you have some special flowers, which they always buy you?
Florist, Emma Lapin explains how to do this, “Try to incorporate flowers that might have a personal meaning to either you or another family member. If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, a lace hanky or something else to work into your something old, new, borrowed and blue, ask your florist to add it into the top of the stems.”
Styling a unique wedding bouquet
Styling your wedding bouquet is one of the most exciting aspects of planning for your wedding day. It’s a great idea to go for seasonal flowers, in colours and styles that reflect your personality. Incorporating flowers that are meaningful to you is also a beautiful way to bring more of yourself to your wedding bouquet.