Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! Today we’re talking about your bouquet, one of the quintessential accessories for the bride (and her ‘maids). While a bouquet isn’t a requirement by any means (nothing is, really – it’s YOUR wedding after all!), most brides do want to carry a bouquet down the aisle on their wedding day. However, many brides don’t know where to begin when selecting the perfect bouquet of blooms. To help, we’ve compiled five wedding bouquet mistakes to avoid to help point you in the right direction. Read on to find out the five that made our list…
These bouquets are perfection. And that flower girl? Totally made me smile today.
5 Wedding Bouquet Mistakes to Avoid
#1 The Bouquet Based Solely on Color
Don’t rely on your color palette to pick out your bouquet for you. If you’re not in love with flowers within that particular color palette, it’s okay to go outside the box. Bottom line: pick the flower you love.
#2 The Non-Flexible Bride
Be flexible. If you’ve been hoping to carry a huge bouquet of expensive or not-in-bloom flowers, get creative. If they’re too expensive, consider just a few of your favorite bloom within your bouquet so you can stay on budget AND feature your favorite flower. If you want peonies in, say, September, opt for something handmade that looks the part.
Plus, they’ll last forever and look great in your home after the wedding day.
#3 The (Too) Large-and-in-Charge Bouquet
The idea of a HUGE bouquet may sound like a fun idea, but lugging that beauty down the aisle may be more than you bargained for. Also, you look gorgeous already – don’t let a huge bouquet steal your thunder. Why cover up your gown? You only get to wear it once, after all.
#4 The Quick to Wilt Bouquet
Ah, wilting bouquets. Unfortunately, it happens earlier for some weddings than others. If you’re planning a hot, humid wedding in the summer, keep your bouquet chilled before the aisle walk (your florist should know the drill). Or… skip real flowers for your wedding and opt instead for a handmade alternative. These buttons never wilt!
Neither will these sweet blooms by Emici Bridal – gorgeous!
Or, a single bloom:
#5 The Unspoken Bride
Last but not least, don’t make the mistake of not speaking up: tell your florist exactly what you want. If you aren’t sure, give your florist a few hints on what flowers you seem to love best. Talented florists who have been in the biz for years can usually find a way to turn your dreams into reality. If DIYing yourself, create your own look by flipping through magazines or saving pins on Pinterest and using examples for inspiration. Your bouquet is all about you – make it personalized to suit your unique style. Oh, and never be afraid to carry something OTHER than flowers: pinwheels, button bouquets, a clutch purse… a bouquet is not a requirement.
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