How to choose the right size and shape for your bridal bouquet

By on May 24, 2015

Your bridal bouquet is an integral accessory in completing your wedding day look. The first thing that comes to mind when we think of the bouquet is the color and flowers to go into it. But, it is worth remembering that the bouquet should also be in the right size and shape to create an impact. This is what we will focus on in this article.

There are different factors that you should consider when choosing the right shape and size of your floral bouquet to create a balanced overall look. This includes your build, wedding dress, venue and more. Let us look at all of them, one by one.

Height 

You are the bride carrying the bouquet, so it should match your shape and build, to look good. If you are petite or small, choose a medium to small-sized bouquet that will be suitable for your frame. Scale down the bouquet size to fit into your hands, and opt for a tear-shaped one or a composite with a single stem and individual petals wired to it, to resemble a single big flower.

If you are full-figured and tall, you can opt for round, bold bouquets. You can even go for the classic Biedermeier which has flowers bunched in concentric circles.

If you are full-figured, but not very tall, then you would be better off with a tear drop or cascade bouquet, to create a lean look.

Body-shape

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For women with a full bust and hips, the tear drop or cascade will play down their curves, and help them appear slender. If your structure is a balanced hourglass, you are a lucky bride, and can look graceful with any bouquet.

A pear-shaped bride is thicker below the waist, and bouquets that are bigger on the top, like a long-stemmed one will look good. Apple-shaped brides are larger on the top, and will benefit from tear-shaped bouquets that are medium to large in size. For brides with an athletic/rectangular body shape, medium to large cascades as well as long-stemmed composites work well.

For slender brides, who have a similar size throughout, round bouquets should be the best option. They should avoid large bouquets and also cascades, as these designs will overpower their physique.

Dress type

Sheath style dresses and A-line gowns are uncomplicated and flow gently. Pair it with simple bunches of flowers with long stems, or pretty cascades of delicate blooms to add to your feminine charm.

Splendid ball gowns call for equally attention-grabbing bouquets. Go for round posies or lush teardrop bouquets with rich blossoms to balance your look.

If your dress is embellished with details such as metallic embroidery, rhinestones, crystal beading or even elaborate floral motifs in lace, tone down the bouquet size, so you do not go overboard with too many details. Choose a simple teardrop or cascade, so the focus remains on your wedding dress.

Now that you know what type of bouquet would suit you, all that you have to do is find the flowers to make it perfect. Visit our online gallery at Best for Bride to pick out the perfect bouquet for your big day.

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

2 Comments

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    Shawna Brown

    June 28, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Getting the colors right is the first thing, then you can design the shape, right? Our planner gave us so many options, I was not sure what to do.

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    Nica Wills

    July 17, 2015 at 12:14 AM

    Absolutely love it!!!! A great explanation, i’m going my own flower for my wedding and I did not have a clue of how to start…. thank you for sharing 🙂

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