With so many things to plan, you may be wondering where to start with how to choose the perfect wedding bouquet! Denise from Angels with Dirty Faces Photography has joined us with some top tips to help you pick your bouquet!
Where to begin
The first thing you need to decide on is your dress! Your wedding bouquet will be strongly influenced by your style of dress, you will want it to compliment the deisgn and colour of your dress. The bigger your dress, the bigger your bouquet will need to be, as a single stem would be completely lost. Just as, a sleek and simple dress would be over powered by a large bouquet.
choosing your bridal bouquet colours
Alongside matching your bouquet to your wedding dress design, there are other factors to keep in mind when choosing your colour scheme. Ensure you consider your grooms outfit, as well as his groomsmen outfits. Additionally you could take into account your favourtie flower(s), and make sure that they are worked into the overall design.
Choosing seasonal flowers
Picking flowers that are not in season can be tricky to get hold of, can cost you alot more and are not the best choice for the environment. Despite peonies being a favourite wedding bouquet flower, they can be quite illusive at certain times of the year.
Deciding on a shape
The list of different shapes and styles of bouquets available can be very daunting. From trailing bouquets, crescents, rustic and nosegay, your florist will love to inspire you!
What else to consider
Your wedding should be an extension of yourself and your partner. Your choices should reflect your personality and style, so go with what you love!
One thing to consider is whetehr you or anyone close to you has a flower allergy? Silk, or dried flowers are great options.
If someone close to you isn’t able to attend, or you have lost someone special, it might be nice to add a small trinket or locket to your bouquet to ensure they are with you in spirit.
Different flowers can have different meanings. For example, Lily of the Valley means purity, however Marigolds mean cruelty, grief and jealousy! Who knew?
Let you florist know your budget, they can help guide you to the perfect flowers that fall within your budget. This will help keep your choices realistic.
Booking your wedding flowers
Once you have your venue and date secured you should start searching for the perfect suppliers. You can always give your florist your date, and then go back to them once you have your dress picked. You wouldn’t want to miss out on your perfect vendor! Although most florists will be happy to fit you in with short notice if they can, 6 – 12 months are a good guide.
Finding Wedding Inspiration
Pinterest and Instagram are a great place to get inspiration for all elements of your wedding day. Packed with ideas and visuals, they are my ‘go to’ place for dreamy imagery!