One of the most important things that a bride will need to pay special attention is her bridal bouquet. The bouquet will be captured in most photographs and hence needs to be carefully curated to complement you on your Big Day!
Here are our top 5 tips for choosing your dream bridal bouquet.
Tip #1: Choose your wedding dress
This may sound like a no-brainer but many brides have flower ideas that do not go with the wedding dress. The bridal bouquet is meant to complement your overall look, so it will be ideal if you can bring along a picture of the wedding dress when you meet your florist. Based on the wedding dress, the florist will be able to make suggestions on the size, style and colour palette for your bridal bouquet.
Tip #2: Set your budget
It’s important to decide on your budget and stick to it. Be honest and upfront with your florist so that they can help to make appropriate proposals that are within your range. Flowers can get expensive so let your florist know your absolute “must-haves” followed by your “good-to-haves”. Seasonal flowers can come with a higher price tag, so incorporating annual flowers (flowers that are available year-round) can also help to keep the cost low.
Tip #3: Work with a Reliable & Trusted Florist
The last thing you want to do at your wedding is have to worry about your bridal bouquet. Find a reliable florist by doing your research online or get recommendations from your married friends. Make a list of florists and set up appointments for consultations and view their portfolios. By speaking face-to-face, you will also be able to know which florist you are comfortable working with and who understands what you want.
Tip #4: Look for inspirations
Create a scrapbook of arrangements, themes or colour palettes that you like by gathering inspirations from wedding magazines, pictures or even Pinterest! Pen down your preferences of what you like and dislike, including colours, shape, texture, style, etc. in order to stay focused. Then share these information with your florist to help give them a better understanding to create your dream bridal bouquet.
Tip #5: Personalise your Bridal Bouquet
Your bridal bouquet is a statement piece that will be captured in many photographs so it is important to pick flowers that complements you and the wedding. Check out our top bridal flower picks to choose blooms that are representative of your personality. You can also get creative by adding interesting foliage, such as our favourite eucalyptus, to your fresh blooms for more character and a super on-trend look.