One of the wedding day decisions that all brides must make is choosing their bridal bouquet. The bridal bouquet is a focal point and so a bit of thought needs to go into choosing the right one.
Five Main Considerations
First consideration in picking your perfect birdal bouquet is your style. Typically, a bride chooses her bridal gown before picking her bouquet. Is your bridal gown boho or extravant or simple? You want a cohesive style for both of these choices.
Picking the size of your bouquet is part reality and part personal preference. The reality side is your size. If you are very petite then consider a petite bouquet or a medium. If you are a plus size bride or very curvacious, avoid a petite bouquet. A bridal bouquet should balance you; not dwarf you nor should you dwarf it.
You will typically have not only a “wedding color” but actually a color palette. A color palette will have the dominant color you prefer but complimentary colors too. Pinterest is a great place to easily find a color strip of the various hues that you want to blend. Even if your color is a soft pink, your complimentary colors to include may also be blush, white, sage, and taupe. Having a 5 point color palette will help your florist in their design and execution of your perfect bridal bouquet.
Your Personal Preferences
That said, we have some brides who will want either a very neutral (typically white) bouquet or who want a full-monty mix of vibrant colors. This has more to do with your personal touch and preference. Never feel locked into a box for todays bride has choices galore. Be yourself and embrace your preferences.
Another aspect of the “personal preference” is a blend of your unique style. Some of this may be infusing rosemary or succulents or a “flower that you loved when you were a child,” etc. The best weddings tell your story and infusing little stories here and there are always memorable. If there is something unique about you that can be infused – even in your bouquet, then go for it.
It is always a good idea to think of the time of year that you are getting married and to incorporate seasonal flowers in your bouquet – at least some. Spring bouquets tend to be lighter and softer while fall bouquets tend to be richer and moodier. That said, you can select, for example, a deep, rich burgandy color for a spring wedding but best to soften it a bit with blush, soft pinks, and neutrals too.