There are many different aspects of your wedding you need to plan for, including your floral bouquet. It’s what you’ll hold as you walk down the aisle and something that will be throughout your wedding photos. Figuring out the best bouquet for you doesn’t need to be stressful. Keep reading for some tips on how to make your flower dreams come true.
Set Your Budget
High-quality, professionally arranged flowers do come at a cost. However, it will be worth it when they add to your big day and add a touch of beauty to your photos. Establish a budget for flowers and be sure to consider table arrangements, bridesmaid bouquets, and boutonniers. Some brides and grooms also opt for a floral arbor and purchase arrangements to provide a beautiful framework as they say their vows. You’ll also want to remember to set aside a keepsake budget, to have them pressed or preserved after your wedding.
Consider the Season
When creating your vision for a dream wedding bouquet, it’s important to consider the season. Some flowers may not be available for the date of your wedding. For example, peonies are great for early-summer weddings but likely won’t be available in the fall. Look at all of the floral options that best suit the season of your big day.
Choose Your Colors
You’ll also want to consider what color flowers you’d like. Consider the theme of your wedding and the colors that will be part of the decor, the outfits of your wedding party, the tablecloths, and more. You want to ensure your bouquet complements the overall look of your event. Oftentimes wedding bouquets combine neutrals like whites and greenery with pops of color that create a bold look against your dress.
Create a Vision Board
As you’re taking notes and collecting images of what you like, add them all on a vision board. Pinterest can be a great resource for you to keep all of your ideas in one spot. Pinning various images that capture your attention can be a great place to start if you’re not sure what colors or types of flowers you’re looking for. You’ll also be able to see suggestions that could provide the inspiration you need.
Talk With a Professional
While some brides and grooms think they can do their own floral arrangements, it’s often best to hire a professional florist. Whether you have no idea where to start or you’re coming to them with a clear vision, they can make your dreams come true with professional arrangements and a special bouquet that you’ll love. They can also help you understand flower seasonality and what’s the best choice for your budget. Plus, putting the responsibility in their hands is one less thing for you to stress about.
Your wedding bouquet is a key part of your event. It’s an accessory that completes your look as you walk down the aisle and is often a focal point in many wedding photos. Some people even decide to preserve their bouquets to have as a keepsake for years to come.