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How to Choose the Bride's Bouquet for Your Wedding

How to Choose the Bride's Bouquet for Your Wedding

Every bride needs a wedding bouquet. They come in all shapes and sizes. It is important to ensure that you choose the right bouquet. There are various considerations you should have in mind such as your budget as well as expressing you and your bride’s personality. Here are several tips that should help you with choosing your bride’s wedding bouquet.

  • Wedding dress, decorations, and venue. In order to pick the right bouquet, you need to consider the dress the bride will wear and the kind of wedding you will have. For instance, if you are planning to have a wedding where wildflowers will dominate the floral arrangement, then the bride’s dress should not have many frills. In such a case, you should go for a simple wedding dress that will not crash with the flowers at your wedding.
  • Personal preference. A wedding bouquet should have a personal touch as well as significance and meaning to the bride. A wedding bouquet can be considered as a memento, and you might find that in some cases, family heirlooms such as brooches might be attached to the bouquet. Therefore, when choosing a wedding bouquet for your wedding, it is important to ensure that it as a personal attachment. However, you can always go for style instead of a personal touch. The major thing is to ensure that the bouquet matches your wedding theme. For instance, if the wedding is to be held at a beach, you can always opt to attach starfish and shells.
  • Bouquet arrangement. The type of bouquet that you will choose for your wedding depends heavily on the bride’s body type. It is very crucial to keep the bride’s wedding bouquet relative to her body frame. It is very important for the bouquet to complement the bride’s dress and not make it indistinct. A bride who is short should go for compact bouquets while tall brides should go for longer or cascade bouquets.
  • Flower meanings. Most flowers used in weddings have specific meanings. Therefore, when choosing the bride’s bouquet, you should make sure that you know the meanings of the flowers that will be used during the wedding. For instance, a pink rose is an indication of joy and grace while dandelion indicates happiness and faithfulness and on the other hand, gardenia shows joy. There are also other flowers with negative meanings. Therefore, it is important to know your flowers before making a choice.
  • Flowers on display. Knowing the amount of time, the flowers will be on display is very important. You should bear in mind that the flowers must endure the duration of time from the period you will be taking photographs of the wedding until the reception time. The bridal bouquet should also endure being in open air because being in open air dehydrates the flowers. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the environment so that you can choose flowers that will not start withering before the occasion is over. It is also advisable to use a bouquet holder with some water.