Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wedding Post: Bouquets

I'm not a HUGE flower girl. Yes, they're pretty, but I've just never been big on them. Planning my wedding further, I've come to really appreciate the beauty and romance of them. My flower vendor asked me to take a look at bouquets I like and at first I had a lot of fun...but after a few 100 or so they all look the same to me. I had to take a break, upload the ones I had saved, and now lovelies, I'm asking for your help. What bouquet do you like best?

Bright and Bold: These are the perfect bouquets to add some spice to your wedding! There's so many gorgeous flowers out there, it's a great way to show off your wedding colors or to add color to the wedding.

Romantic: For intimate and whimsy weddings, these are a perfect way to accent the feeling of your wedding. It's also a way to add some subtle color.

Somewhere in the Middle: Whether your flowers are loud or soft, some brides prefer a mix of both bright and soft as well as a mix of flowers.

Non-Traditional: Some brides choose a different route completely choosing something other than a floral bouquet to carry down the aisle. Here is a way to be really creative and take your theme into play.

Here's what I've learned (so far) about bouquets:

- Take note of what shape and size you want your bouquet to be- perfectly round or wild? Large and in charge or small and dainty?
- How would you like the bouquets band at the bottom? Want the green to show? You can accent it with lace, twine, a picture, brooch, etc. Be creative!
- Do you want to keep your original bouquet and toss a different one? Then you will need two
- Keep your centerpieces and other floral arrangements in mind- you don't want the bouquets and centerpieces to clash
- Make sure to communicate your vision, likes and dislikes with your florist
- Know what flowers are in bloom during your wedding, this may help you to save money on them. There's so many flowers in the world, even if your specific flower is out of your price range there are other flowers similar that can be used as a substitute
- Don't be afraid of expensive flowers though, even if some are pricier they can be bigger and take up more space and have a greater overall effect
- Don't be afraid of colors not in your wedding palette, your bouquet is a great place to use colors that compliment your color scheme and flatter your photos

So lovelies, what are your favorite types of bouquets? I really love traditional bouquets, not the non-traditional ones at the bottom although some of them are pretty- they're just not "me". My favorite from this post is the romantic ones, I think they'll compliment my dress and our overall look really well.


Hikari said...

I love the romantic ones as well. The non-traditional bouquets are too distracting. I think if I saw a bride carrying some of those bouquets, I'd be concentrating on the weirdness of it instead of the important things (aka the bride herself. ha) The romantic ones blend with the dress and are so elegant.

Danielle said...

i love the all peonies. so chic.

Amber's Notebook said...

I love flowers and am so inspired by these images!! They are all gorgeous and so creative. love it. Makes me miss spring!!

Amber's Notebook

blue eyed girl said...

i love the 3rd and 6th one of the first group (going left right and down) then i love the 6th one of the second group-romantic one right? then i love 3 and 6 of the third group where the mixed one are and FINALLY for the non traditional I think that can be fun but especially loved the first bouquet. good luck girl!

Frances said...

I liked the romantic ones and the yellow lilies (i think that's what they are) in the top part.

Queenie said...

"Romantic" are my favs...remember if you get 2 seperate 1 to keep & 1 to toss, make sure to make it a lot smaller (it won't cost that much either).

-Sam I Am- said...


I love this post! You always document some of the most interesting things :) I love it! The last few rows are sooo unique. Especially the giant flower. How neat!!! I can't wait to see your lovely little bouquet :)

Top Wedding Flower Sites said...

Call me old fashioned but the last two rows, especially the giant bloom, is just weird. I like traditional because one day, when you're looking at your wedding photos, like on your 20th anniversary, you may say, "what the hell was I thinking?". Then again, we do that with dress and hair styles anyway so...?

Sara said...

I love the look of full romantic blooms! I just got married in the fall and peonies, my first pick, weren't in season. I went with Garden roses and gardenias instead. Dahlias were the perfect pick for my bridesmaids.

I am so glad I found your blog! I am following now and looking forward to reading more :-D