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Tips to help you pick your wedding perfume

Smells create very vivid memories. So, spend time in choosing your wedding perfume, as the fragrance will linger with the memories of your wedding day, and you want it to be memorable, pleasant and perfect.


Here are some helpful hints to help you choose the right fragrance for your big day.

Tried and tested scent or brand new fragrance?

Although this is a personal choice, it would be great to mark this new beginning in your life with a new fragrance. But, if you will only feel comfortable in the perfume you’ve worn forever, or you think some things are best left unchanged, stick with your existing perfume. After all, it is all about you feeling comfortable on this day.

Things to remember when choosing a new fragrance

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For those of your brides, who would like to find a brand new perfume for their big day, here are some tips to help you choose.

Consider the scent of your bouquet

If your wedding bouquet is formed of natural flowers, they will have a strong scent already. Remember that your perfume should complement this smell, or it may become overwhelming to those who come near you. If the bouquet has strong scented flowers like roses, it is better that you forego wearing perfume for the wedding, and use it only for the reception.

Light floral scents are the best

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Floral scents are pleasant and light fragrances will more likely go well with the fragrances of your makeup. Rather than choose a blend of smells, go with one single tone which is warm and soothing. When choosing your wedding perfume, also consider the various other scents that will be there at your reception, like scented candles, flowers and fruits. Make sure that your choice goes well with them.

Take time to decide which one

When you go perfume shopping, do it in the afternoon, when you sense of smell works best. Try on the ones that you really liked, by spraying them at different locations, and give it time to settle in. The smell changes on your skin, so you should wait a bit before deciding if it is the one. You shouldn’t try more than three scents at a time, as it can cause sensory overload. If you were unable to find one on this trip, plan another trip on a different day to try on more scents.

Pay attention to the season when you are getting married

This article on the Hitched UK website recommends floral fragrances for summer weddings and warm scents with ingredients like chocolate and amber for winter weddings. You can also find some really good perfume recommendations for your big day here, so check it out

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Another good idea to match your perfume to your bridegroom’s, so that they work in tandem and not against each other.

We hope these tips will help you pick out the wedding perfume that is perfect for your big day. For more wedding planning tips, your wedding shopping needs and everything bridal, visit us online at Best for bride, or book your appointment at our bridal salon.

5 thoughts on “Tips to help you pick your wedding perfume

  1. Oh boy do I feel like a dummy. I was NOT thinking about this at all and now I have another thing on my long list of things to do here 🙂 Thank you for the heads up reminder, great article by the way.

  2. I am going to have to show this to my bride! I am guessing that this is something that she has not really thought about. I really like the scents that she uses, but maybe she wants something a little different for the wedding.

  3. Now, this is something that I do not have on my list. I am wondering if this is something I should really be concerned about?

  4. Picking a scent can be so over whelming. once I smell the 3rd or 4th one they all start to smell the same. That is disappointing.

  5. This is not a big deal to me. I am just going to use one of the many that I have to choose from 🙂

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