Wedding is the most important day in anyone’s life. This is the day when two people tie their knot together and vow to be there for each other no matter what happens. A bridal bouquet is a collection of beautiful flowers held by the bride as she walks down the aisle till the very end of the reception. It is thought to bring happiness and satisfaction in marriage, while the beautiful bright-colored ribbon with which this bouquet is tied represents a sense of fellowship.
Your Bridal bouquet is a once in a lifetime accessory. What could be more perfect than a beautiful bridal bouquet loaded with beautiful memories? Nobody can deny the significance of flowers on the wedding day, and as far as the bride is concerned, she needs flowers! In the olden days, brides would carry bouquets of herbs and some spices in order to ward off evil spirits and any bad omen. So, if you’re a bride to be, here are some inspirations for you which will help you to decide about what you’ll carry on your day.
Synchronize with Your Wedding Dress
To help you pick the right bouquet, your wedding dress and type of wedding (religious or civil) are essential. It’s better that you select the dress first that you’ll be wearing so that you can tell your florist about what you want. The design of the bouquet depends completely on your shape, style, and even the minor details of your dress. A tall bride can choose a voluminous bouquet that will boost her figure without minimizing its own importance. While, if you are a petite bride, then you can go for a longer but narrower bouquet to work beautifully. You should coordinate the shape and style of your bouquet with the shape and size of your dress; for instance, if you pick a larger sized bouquet against a tiny dress, then it will make your dress look disproportionate and strange.
Choose The Right Palette
If you want your wedding to be as cohesive as possible, then your bouquet should coordinate with your wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dress, and the wedding theme. Traditionally, the bridal bouquets are all white, but this should not hamper you from incorporating hues that reflect your unique individual style. If your wedding dress is all white, then mix delicate green blooms and soft shades of cream into your bouquet for an added texture and dimension. Vivid shades or soft green go well with white if you like pastels hues. You should have a defined color palette in your mind; it will help you in picking a bouquet for your day because the color is a key, particularly with creams, ivories, and whites.
Personalize Your Bouquet
It’s a unique idea to incorporate blooms in your bouquet that might have a personal meaning to either you or your family member. You can ask your florist to add any family heirloom such as a lace hanky, an antique brooch, or something else to work into your something old, new, borrowed, and blue into the top of the stems of your bouquet. Brooches, in particular, look incredibly beautiful and are a lovely way to finish off the look. You can also incorporate some lovely cultural traditions that can be incorporated to make it look beautiful all the more, such as the tassel tradition in the Chinese culture.
Pick Your Favorite Seasonal Blooms
While you are looking forward to making a memorable bouquet for your wedding, you must consider the flowers which are available locally and are abundant at the time of the wedding. This will be more budget friendly. As flowers are seasonal and perishable so, if you select the flowers that are in season, then you are more likely to have luscious, beautiful blooms. Roses and different lilies are available throughout the year; peonies are spring blooms, hydrangeas are spring and summer blooms, gerberas and daisies are available in winter. These all are popular wedding flowers as hydrangeas, lilies of the valley, and gardenias need special care; therefore, most bouquets are fashioned from roses, peonies, and lilies. For optimum freshness, the bouquet should be made the day of the event and kept refrigerated until the very last moment before the ceremony.
Symbolize the Bridal Bouquet
In older times especially in Victorian era, the flowers were used to convey messages between people. It was and still a common and lovely practice to say it all with flowers. If you are high on symbolism, you may like to take note of the meanings of certain flowers and arrange them accordingly for your own bespoke bouquet. For instance, red roses symbolize desire and passion while pink roses stand for happiness. Lilly represents wealth, peony romance and orchids are a symbol of rare beauty, luxury, purity, and refinement. Chrysanthemums speak about optimism, joy, longevity, and happiness. Sunflowers represent adoration and loyalty while tulips are the flowers of loyalty and perfect love.
Most Popular Bouquet Flowers
It can be very hard to decide on the right flowers for your bridal bouquet amongst so many beautiful blooms. Among the following list, you can pick the ones that suit your wedding in every aspect. Roses being the classic one, makes the perfect choice for a bridal bouquet. Other beautiful choices can be Calla lilies, lilies, orchids, succulents, peonies, hydrangeas, tulips, dahlias, lavenders, sunflowers, carnations, and chrysanthemum, etc. Select the flower that does not have an unpleasant fragrance, which is light and comfortable to carry.
The most important thing while selecting a bridal bouquet is to be true to yourself. Take advice from experts and florists but always go with your gut. The bouquet needs to reflect your personal style and taste, so follow your heart and believe me, you cannot go wrong. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet on your wedding day and remember you don’t have to toss it; you could always preserve it as an evergreen memory.