Beautiful Wedding Bouquet Ideas
The wedding bouquet is an essential part of your wedding ensemble. What else would you do with your hands during the ceremony?
The important thing isn't just having a bouquet but having one that harmonizes with your body type, your dress and the wedding decorations.
You will also want to consider the bouquets your maid-of-honor and bridesmaids will use. The bride's bouquet should stand out from the rest in both size and color.
If you plan to where a traditional white dress, you can use just about any color of flowers. However, some bouquets are more elegant when the flowers used are all the same color. A more casual bouquet of wild flowers can have a variety of colors.
If you plan to wear a strong colored wedding gown, you should consider a calmer color for your bouquet. This will soften the combination somewhat.
Wedding Bouquet- Real or Silk?
Depending on the number of attendants, the colors in your wedding, the time of year, and your budgetary constraints, choosing the flowers for your wedding bouquet can be one of the most fun tasks on your wedding schedule. You must have the color scheme and the season of the ceremony chosen before you make an appointment with your florist.
Most florists offer both real and silk flowers, in an assortment of styles and prices. If you arenít pleased with what you see, ask about designing your own wedding bouquet. It is also possible to mix real and silk flowers in the same bouquet. Generally speaking, a silk bouquet obviously lasts longer and retains its freshness, which is nice, especially if you will be displaying it next to your wedding album or on a shelf next to your wedding portrait. Even if your wedding bouquet is silk, the florist should provide you with a smaller, real bouquet for tossing at the reception.
Not all brides get excited over choosing the wedding bouquet and flowers. If you donít know a pansy from a daffodil, consider choosing a wedding color scheme and asking the florist to use flowers that match and to decorate with lots of ribbons and bows. Ribbons and bows can make or break a bouquet, especially if you are trying to please mothers and mothers-in-law who are looking for large, showy bouquets. In addition, adding ribbons and bows sometimes lowers the cost of a bouquet, because not as many flowers are needed.
Silk flowers can cost considerably less than real flowers, if you are creative. Silk flower arranging classes are given at almost all craft stores. In addition, many of the stores will actually create the wedding bouquet for you at a far lower price than your florist. If, however, you are ordering both silk and real bouquets, you may choose to stay with the same florist for consistency. Determine how much of the budget is going toward silk bouquets and do some comparison-shopping.
If you want blue and white silk roses with decorative ribbon in your silk wedding bouquet, ask your florist for samples of the ribbon and other bows or lace, and take them to the arts and crafts store. Ask if they can create such bouquets, and if they can be ready when you need them. Be sure you leave yourself plenty of time prior to the wedding date in case they are not as you anticipated. If things need to be changed or fixed, you need time to have them corrected. Also, make sure everything you are requesting is written down on the order form Ė if they donít do it, and you canít prove they were supposed to, you might find yourself in a frustrating situation.