Though some trends have
blossom, and others wilt, one thing remains true: Flowers are a great way to
make a highly personal statement.
see a bouquet that appeals to you, ask yourself what you like about it. Is it
the size, shape, color, style, the way the ribbon is wrapped around the stems?
Is the bouquet composed of one kind of flower, or a garden's worth? Visit
florists or a flower market to see and smell as many varieties as you can.
should complement your personality, proportions, and attire, remaining in the
general aesthetic theme of the day. Provide the florist with a photo of the
dress and, if possible, a swatch of fabric - which is particularly useful when
it comes to choosing the ribbon trim.
way to personalize your bouquet is to choose flowers that are expressive of
your backgrounds and beliefs. Delve into your own family history and elevate
the personal factor of your bouquet. Give your wedding flowers a homegrown
flair by picking something you’d find in your mother’s garden or you may
choose to carry a cluster of white French tulips because your grandmother did
colorful flowers that match your wedding palette is an obvious way to
personalize your bouquet. Colorful adornments -- from ribbons and fabric to
beads -- will make any bouquet meaningful. Experiment with monochromatic blooms
and try adding color through the shape -- and shade -- of unusual additions,
such as dark, rich berries, brilliant green succulents, or even jewel-tone
because you’ve picked a pretty green-and-purple combo for your wedding doesn’t
mean your flowers need to follow suit. When it comes to bridal bouquets, white
flowers are always a popular choice.
with your bouquet, you may choose to have bouquets for your bridesmaids. The
bridesmaids' arrangements often coordinate with those of the bride and are
sometimes simply smaller versions of the bridal bouquet. Make sure flowers for
the bridal party coordinate with, but not completely match, the attendant's
gowns - it's easy for flowers to blend too well with the dresses when taking
addition, mothers and grandmothers should always receive corsages, while
fathers and grandfathers receive boutonnieres. The groomsmen's boutonnieres
should match the bridesmaids' bouquets, and the groom's boutonniere should
consist of flowers used in the bride's bouquet.
way you can use flowers is as a " thank you" for each wedding
A corsage or a boutonniere
is a nice token of appreciation for the organist, soloist, guest book
attendant, scripture reader, or anyone else involved in your special day.