How To Choose Your Bridal Bouquet

A woman holding a bridal bouquet.

Choosing the perfect bridal bouquet for your wedding day is an important decision. You need to keep things like budget, style, and colour in mind before making your choice.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we explain what you need to consider, so you can be sure you’ve made the right choice.

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The Symbolism of the Bridal Bouquet

The symbolism of the bridal bouquet varies depending on the culture. In some places, it symbolises fertility and happiness. In others, it represents the bride is handing over her virginity to her new husband. The bride holds it as she walks down the aisle, towards her spouse and traditionally throw it over her head after she’s wed. It is thought that the woman who catches the bouquet will ne the next to get married.

In the modern world, people tend to have flowers because they look good and the bouquet has become almost synonymous with wedding ceremonies. There are many types of bouquets that can be used, depending on the couple’s preference and the style of the wedding.

Things to Consider

Wedding flower arrangements are a big investment and you want to make sure that you’re happy with the final product.

Firstly, you need to consider your budget. This will be determined by how much you’re willing to spend on your flowers. Silk flowers are the most affordable option, but they’re not as realistic looking as fresh flowers. Dried and paper flowers can also be more affordable, especially if you make your bridal bouquet yourself. Fresh flowers are obviously the most expensive option (though they look beautiful and they can be dried afterwards as a keepsake).

Next, you need to think about what season it is. If you’re having a winter wedding, then dried flowers might be best, because you can pick any colour and you aren’t bound by what’s in bloom. If spring or summer is coming, then fresh or silk flowers might be more appropriate.

You also need to decide on the number bridal bouquets. Having a one-bouquet wedding is romantic and traditional. A two-bouquet wedding is more for a bride who wants to have a few different styles. A three-bouquet wedding is perfect for a bride who likes all kinds of flowers and variety!

Colour Options

One of the most important details when it comes to your wedding day is your bouquet. You might decide that you want to go with a traditional white bouquet, or a bouquet that matches your general colour scheme.

You should also think about the type of wedding you’re having. If you’re going for a gothic wedding, for example, then dark red flowers may be appropriate. But if your bridesmaids are wearing yellows, or greens, then you might want to choose a lighter flower colour.

Generally speaking, the best way to decide what you want, is by taking into consideration your style and the venue for your wedding, as these will affect what colour will work best for you.

Making the Big Decision

Your bridal bouquet is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. The flowers can be made in many different ways, you can choose different flowers and different colours. However, you should have what you want. If you’re on a budget, you could look to save money in other ways to afford the bouquet you want.

The best advice I can give you is to make sure that you bridal bouquet is unique to you. This is an opportunity for you to express what your love, your personality and your style.

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