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5 Tips for Making the Perfect Wedding Bouquet

Did you know that the traditional bridal bouquet represents good fortune and prosperity for the bride? When the bouquet gets tossed, it’s so the other women can take a share in the bride’s good fortune and luck. There are just so many choices, though-;and scrolling through wedding ideas on Pinterest all day can be an inspo-overload. Every wedding bouquet is beautiful in its own right, but it’s your special day, and you should get exactly what you want. However, it can be overwhelming to figure out which flowers are right for you. Here are five super helpful tips for every bride who’s undecided on her choice of bouquet.

1. Find the right florist

The first step to getting the bouquet you’ve always dreamed of is choosing a florist. Searching through florists can be challenging, and before you do any meet-and-greets, take a few minutes to think. Do you want a florist who will give you inspiration and guidance every step of the way? Or do you prefer to be in control? It’s also essential to find a florist that matches your chosen aesthetic and design preferences. Take the time to look at their portfolios and see some of their previous work, or if you’re really stuck, ask recently married friends and family who they recommend.

2. Check which flowers are in season on your wedding day

Some flowers simply aren’t available in certain seasons, or they’re insanely expensive to import. By choosing those in season, you will have plenty of beautiful blooms to choose from and a better chance of finding flowers that fit your color palette. Flowers that are in season generally cost less, too. Also, imported flowers have a short shelf life, so consider your options carefully.

3. Define your colour palette

Defining your wedding’s colour theme is extremely important. You should already have your wedding dress chosen before you look at flowers for your bouquet. A colour palette consists of not just your dress and bouquet but all of the colours you plan to have on your special day. Having a pre-defined colour palette makes your flower selection much more straightforward, particularly for those who find themselves a little design-challenged.

4. Pick the size and shape carefully

The size and shape of your wedding bouquet are something you should consider carefully. Your bouquet should complement your dress and your body size, not overpower it. If you’re super petite, choosing a large and dramatic bouquet can overwhelm your frame. You should also consider if you want structured or unstructured bouquets, especially in relation to your dress shape. As for your bridesmaids, a good rule of thumb is to choose bouquets about 8 cm to 10 cm smaller than the bride’s bouquet.

5. Go with what you truly want

The most important advice to take on choosing your wedding bouquet is to pick what you truly want. Follow your heart and what makes you happy. It’s your day-;nobody else’s. Even if your budget is somewhat limited, flowers are worth some splurging. Don’t get the wrong idea; you should still listen to your florist and your stylist’s advice (if you have one) and go through some popular styles for more inspo. But the final decision should be yours, and yours alone. Try to give your bouquet little details that make it uniquely yours and show your personality and character. 

Choose the Right Bouquet to Complement Your Style and Taste

Choosing the right wedding bouquet is one of the most essential parts of getting hitched. Gorgeous flowers can truly elevate your dress to another level and should complement your body size perfectly. Find the right florist that matches your design ideas, consider size and shape, check which flowers are in season, and most of all, go with your heart. Choose a bouquet that you love, even if it costs a little more. As long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters. Find the right flowers to match your colour palette, style, and personality, and enjoy creating lifelong memories on your special day with family, friends, and your new spouse.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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