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How To Choose A Wedding Bouquet

How To Choose A Wedding Bouquet That Is Right For You...

  • Try to choose your wedding dress before your flowers.

The design of your bouquet is completely dependent on the style, shape and detail of your dress. I think the key to bouquet design is that it doesn’t drown you, hide the silhouette of the dress or unbalance the line.


  • Consider the shape and size of your bouquet carefully.

Do not opt for a trailing bouquet if the feature detail of your dress is on the skirt, but if you have a long train or bustle at the back of your dress you might want to balance the look with a more dramatic bouquet. Do not hide your waist as this is likely to be your narrowest part, so make sure the bouquet is much narrower than your waist.

Whilst bouquet fashions change overtime, the most important thing is that it works with your dress but doesn’t drown you or hide the beautiful details.


  • Find out what flowers are in season on your wedding day.

Some flowers just aren’t available at certain times of the year (or are very expensive) so make sure you take this into consideration when choosing which flowers to incorporate into your bouquet.


  • Consider the color of the flowers.

Color is an important part of your decision about which flowers to have. The colors chosen should complement the bridal gown, the wedding theme, and the clothing of the rest of the bridal party.


  • Decide upon the bridesmaids' bouquets.

The bridesmaids' flowers can be a smaller version of the brides flowers or a different shape but still maintaining the color theme.


  • Make it personal.

Try to incorporate flowers that might have a personal meaning to either you or another family member. If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, a lace hanky or something else to work into your something old, new, borrowed and blue, ask your florist to add it into the top of the stems.

Brooches, sea shells, starfish in particular look fantastic and are a lovely way to finish off the handle.


Understand that there are no right or wrong choices when selecting flowers for your wedding :))

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