You will be carrying this as part of your outfit for most of the day so it deserves some special attention and consideration.
Where does one start to build this accessory?
Here are a few tips that will hopefully result in you creating your perfect bunch of floral beauties!
Know your budget- This is important to discuss earlier on so your florist can create and adapt a design to suit your financial capabilities.
Visual Inspiration – give your florist an insight to what you want and discuss colour palette options. Consider your wedding theme and current trends you might want to incorporate.
Complement your dress - show your florist a picture of your wedding gown so you can reflect the details, style and shape but don’t steal the lime light from your dress by going over the top.
Colour - it is important to highlight the colours in your dress. Getting the right shades together with the right bloom is an art. Take swatches to your florist if possible.
Size and shape – believe it or not your frame dictates your bouquet to enhance your figure and dress. Petite brides should go with teardrop shaped bouquets or a small round posy to keep you in proportion. The taller bride should distract the attention from their height with a larger bouquet.
Tis the season – some flowers are not available all year round or are really expensive. Go with the seasonal flowers make it easier to source and less expensive.
Personalize – Maybe a flower that has meaning like the ones he brought you on your first date. A family heirloom brooch, lace from an old gown or just add something different to reflect your personality. (remember it doesn’t all have to be floral!)
Bridesmaid’s bouquets – consider coordinating it with the brides or a similar smaller version. You can diversify it by contrasting the colours or how about a simple single stem?
Holding the masterpiece – for a picture perfect posture it looks better in one hand below the hip and slightly away from your dress. (Never hold it at chest level!)
To toss or preserve – you can opt for the traditions of a bouquet toss or keep your flowers.
Whatever you choose, remember to keep a flow throughout your celebrations. You don't want to have a feel about your reception that is disconnected.
You may need to have a second set of eyes to give you some feedback because we know that the process can become "blurry" and overwhelming after looking at it so long! That's where a friend or wedding coordinator can offer their advice. You may end up choosing something that you never thought you would!
Regardless, just enjoy the journey!
Article written by Keenda Sisouphanh ~ Intern at Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination
Style & Elegance Wedding and Event Coordination