5 Tips to help you get your bridesmaids bouquets right

By on September 18, 2015

There are so many details, both big and small, to get right at your wedding. One of them is your bridesmaids’ bouquets. The flowers and the designs that you choose, will have an impact on how well they look on the day. Although they may not hold on to the bouquet for the entire day, it will still be prominent during some very important moments. So, you have to get it right.

Here are some ideas for you to start with.

Match it to your bouquet

flowers-17026_1280

Your own wedding bouquet should be the starting point for your bridesmaids bouquets. Bouquets that are miniature versions of your own would complete the effect seamlessly. Consider choosing the same or similar flowers as you have used in your own bouquet, for a cohesive effect. One thing to remember is that if your bouquet matches the colors of the bridesmaids dresses, it would be a good idea to choose flowers that are slightly darker or lighter in color for their bouquets. Else, it could get lost in the background of their dress.

Complement their dress color

Choosing a bridal bouquet is easy, as there are hardly any combinations that could go wrong with a white wedding dress. This is however, not the case with your bridesmaids dresses. Not all colors blend well. So, when you choose your wedding color palette, make sure that you have enough flower choices that will go well with your choice of bridesmaid dress colors. Lighter and shades from the same color family, complementary shades on the color spectrum and neutrals can be explored to find a good combination.

The size should go well with their dress design

bouquet-603738_1280

If your bridesmaids wear elaborate gowns or dresses with intricate detailing, keep the floral accessories simple. For dresses with details at the bust or waist, choose a bouquet style that doesn’t hide it. Also consider the differences in height and build of your bridesmaids when choosing bouquets. After all, it is very unlikely that a bouquet which is perfect for a plus-size woman will have the same effect on a petite woman.

Make it interesting by varying the colors and designs

There was this rainbow wedding featured on the Rock ‘n’ Roll bride,  where the bridesmaids wore dresses in different colors and held bouquets that matched their dress color. The effect was spectacular. We can see that the most brilliant and memorable choices are when you think outside the box. Give a unique touch to each of your bridesmaids bouquets by customizing each one. Vary either the colors, or designs and you will have stunning results.

Trust your florist

You may soon feel you’ve had enough when you have to select so many flowers, bouquet designs and floral centerpieces. Trust your florist with the finer details. She is an expert who knows her job and when allowed to use her creativity, it is likely that she will give you some surprising choices that you would never have thought of yourself. Tell her what you would like and give her the freedom to design it. Not only will this reduce your stress, she may also appreciate the opportunity to show her best.

For more valuable bridal tips and wedding planning advice, visit us at Best for Bride.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

5 Comments

  1. sobby14@yahoo.com'

    Karey Jones

    September 22, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Thank you for the suggestions. I can see how the size of the flowers should correlate with the dress size. Thanks!

  2. sobby14@yahoo.com'

    Karly Klukow

    September 23, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    I was going to skip the flowers for them. After reading through this, maybe I shouldn’t. Thanks for the advice.

  3. sobby14@yahoo.com'

    Brittany Waugh

    October 30, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    I asked them to help me with the flowers they would be holding. It was a refreshing time for me because they were doing the work and I just added my 2 cents when needed.

  4. sobby14@yahoo.com'

    Sarah Keller

    October 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    I never liked big bouquets, so something smaller with a few flowers works for me.

  5. sobby14@yahoo.com'

    Megan Perez

    November 16, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    I want to keep it small, but it has to fly through the air good when I give it a toss 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shares