You’ll have a lot of options when it comes to floral design for your wedding day! Aside from your wedding ceremony and reception flowers, one of the most essential decisions you’ll make is about wedding bouquets. Wedding bouquets are generally carried by brides, bridesmaids, and sometimes flower girls, and the flower arrangements can even be reused in other aspects of the décor.
What factors should you consider when selecting a bridal bouquet for the ceremony?
During the wedding planning process, brides frequently ask two questions: What factors should you consider before selecting a bridal bouquet? What are the many bouquet types? All bouquets are likely to seem the same to non-brides who aren’t planning a wedding. Aren’t they just a bunch of flowers tied together with ribbon? In truth, not every flower bouquet is the same! Depending on the shape of the bridal bouquet and the type of flower used, a wedding bouquet can be classified as one of several styles. It’s entirely up to you to determine which bridal bouquet style best suits your wedding gown and ceremony style. A larger bouquet, for example, could be more appropriate for a formal vow exchange at a church, but a smaller, looser floral arrangement would be more appropriate for a casual garden celebration. Whether or not you have a colour scheme in mind for the flowers, your wedding florist and floral designer would appreciate being able to tell her exactly the style of bouquet you want.
Even if you don’t have a certain colour scheme in mind, you may have a favourite flower in mind for the bridal bouquet, which can influence the type you choose. Round bridal bouquets work well with roses and peonies, while women who prefer to emphasis on greenery might choose for a cascade style or arm sheath for a more glamorous celebration, or a hand-tied bouquet for an al fresco garden wedding or rustic fête.
Others choose their bouquet style first – perhaps you’ve always imagined yourself walking down the aisle with a flawless spherical arrangement of orchids in your bouquet. For these brides, we recommend informing your florist so that they may choose flowers that will complement their colour scheme, season, and venue. It’s even better if you have a colour scheme in mind, because your floral designer will be able to filter down flower options depending on the colours available. There’s no reason to limit the bouquet to only two colours if the overall aesthetic of the event includes more than two. If you want to go for a more classic design, add some blossoms to reflect your accent colour. Bridal bouquets that are soft and romantic are great, but integrating additional colours from the rainbow might assist to better symbolise the happiness and excitement that your special day brings.
What are the many bouquet types?
Bridal bouquets come in a variety of styles, from single stem bouquets with only one type of flower to overflowing arrangements. New trends in bridal bouquets have emerged as different wedding designs have grown in popularity over the years; nevertheless, there are a few tried-and-true favourites that we see on a regular basis. From classic spherical bridal bouquets to modern cascading arrangements, the bouquet you choose will most likely match the formality of your wedding, as well as your wedding theme and venue. Seven of the most common bridal bouquet types and bouquet shapes are detailed below. Which bridal bouquet best represents you and your wedding style?
bouquet in a cascade
The spectacular cascade bouquets for wedding ceremonies resemble a flower “waterfall” that cascades down the front of the arrangement. These bridal flowers, also known as presentation bouquets or pageant bouquets, are a great choice! On your wedding day, groups of fresh foliage and various varieties of long-stemmed orchids or long-stemmed calla lilies look especially lovely bursting out of a bouquet! Because this type of bridal bouquet makes a big fashion statement, keep your wedding gown and other accessories basic.