Choosing from the many options for wedding bouquets is so much more than picking your favorite flowers. From complimenting your wedding theme to pairing with your dress style, there are a variety of details to consider when creating your own. Here are some of our best tips for choosing the perfect wedding bouquet to match your dress.
Compliment Your Dress Shape
In order to best match your wedding dress to your bouquet, you’ll want to consider the shape of your dress. Will you be wearing a large ballgown, a simple straight skirt or a long train? You’ll want a bouquet that compliments your shape rather than taking attention away from it. We’ve found a round bouquet looks best with a straight skirt while an elongated arrangement is best for ballgowns.
Know Your Wedding Theme
After choosing your wedding dress, you’ll also have a theme in mind for your special day. Whether that’s a color palette or even the location of your wedding, these are all things you can incorporate into your wedding bouquet as well. If your main colors are purple and gold, for example, you can add a few flowers in these colors to your bouquet to tie the whole theme together. For a beach wedding, you could even include some tropical flowers. You can also match your own arrangement to your bridesmaids’ wedding bouquets for a more cohesive look in photos.
Match Your Dress Style
Just like wedding dresses come in a variety of styles, wedding bouquets have several style options as well. Whether your dress is more traditional, modern or vintage, you’ll want a bouquet that pairs with this as well. For example, if your wedding dress has a more traditional hemline, you may want to choose a classic bouquet with one or two colors rather than a colorful, dramatic bouquet.
Pick The Season
Not only do you want a bouquet that pairs well with your wedding dress, but you’ll also want to ensure that those flowers are in season during your wedding month. You’ll also be able to save some money by choosing flowers that are in bloom rather than opt for a flower that the greenhouse may not have available at the moment. It’s also worth noting to make sure you and your partner aren’t allergic to any of the flowers you choose for your bouquet as well!
Don’t be afraid to add your own personal style to your wedding bouquet! If you love jewels, consider adding a few pearls, rhinestones or pins to your bouquet for a little extra flair. Not sure where to start looking for wedding bouquets? Check out some of our favorite local Michigan flower sources for your big day! You will also want to book an appointment to find your dress first as that plays a big roll in what type of bouquet you carry.