7 Tips for choosing your Bridal Bouquet

Choosing the bridal bouquet that you will bring to your wedding is one of the most advanced steps in organization.

Before reaching this point, you should already have defined:

  • the theme of your wedding
  • the flowers you want for decoration
  • how will your wedding dress be

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The bouquet must be an extension and complement of these elements, so it is not recommended that you choose it before defining the above.

Bridal bouquet in cheerful colors


Ruffled image .

Before deciding on a bridal bouquet, I recommend that you read these tips:

7 Tips for choosing your Bridal Bouquet

# 1.- Choose natural flowers:

Currently, the trend in bridal bouquets is to wear them made with natural flowers ; and they should not necessarily have expensive flowers, it can be a cloud bouquet or a simple bouquet. If the style of your wedding is rustic, minimalist or something like that, a bouquet of simple and small flowers is ideal. Another reason to choose natural flowers: they look much better in photos.

Rustic Bridal Bouquet


Image by Wed Society .

2.- Choose a specific design

It is preferable that you have a very clear idea  of what you want for that day. Try to have pictures to explain what you like, which will also serve as a sample for the person who designs the bouquet. You will avoid unpleasant surprises if it is perfectly explained and understood what you expect for your wedding day.

Multicolor Bridal Bouquet


Image of Pinterest.

3.- Prefer an easy-to-handle bouquet

Make sure it is not too thick or heavy. Sometimes when choosing so many flowers or wanting it to look abundant, it is heavy and uncomfortable to hold . Remember that you will be charging it for a long time. Imagine that you are going to take a hundred photos with it in your hand … believe me that in the last photos your bouquet will come out sideways and that only the stems will be seen.

Bridal bouquet in pink


Image from Style Me Pretty .

4.- Highlight your bouquet from the other flowers.

Although the bouquet should harmonize with the other flowers of the event,  you can add some flowers that stand out either for their color or their shape, so that it does not look like you took a centerpiece per bouquet.

Bridal bouquet with flowers that stand out


Image from Style Me Pretty .

5.- Take into account your height, your silhouette and the design of your dress.

The height, silhouette and design of the dress are important aspects that you should take into account when deciding on a bouquet, because each type of bouquet accentuates qualities or defects of your body .

On the other hand, the bouquet must balance the dress, that is:

loaded dress → simple bouquet simple

dress → eye-catching bouquet

Bridal bouquet in white, pink and purple colors


Image from 100 Layer Cake .

6.- Choose professionals in this area.

They will be able to give you a personalized orientation on the designs that go best with you, with the style of your wedding and the best season of the flowers that you like.

Bridal bouquet in pastel colors


Imagen de The Frosted Petticoat.

7.- Add an extra detail

A glitter, a butterfly, a photo or a hanging that has a special meaning for you, will give a special and different touch to your bridal bouquet. Carrying the photo of someone you want to be there or your lucky charm will give you security and peace of mind.

Don’t stress if at the last minute you couldn’t get the flowers exactly as you asked for them. With the issue of flowers you must be aware that there is a tiny probability that they have a variation in the tone or that at the last minute for some reason they do not have your flowers, especially if they are not very common flowers and have to be ordered under a special order.