Your bridal bouquet is a keepsake that should be carefully selected. What flowers should you include in your bouquet? What color or shapes work best with your theme and dress? Should you select a cascade arrangement or a hand-tied bouquet? So, if you are totally unprepared to work with your florist, here are some suggestions to help you when ordering your bouquet.
- Know the type or theme of your wedding, and ideally choose your wedding dress first.
- The design of the bouquet should complement your dress, not drown you or hide the silhouette. Do not opt for a trailing bouquet if the detail of your dress is on the front lower portion, but if you have a long train or bustle at the back of your dress you might want to balance the look with a more dramatic bouquet. Also, don’t hide your waist – make sure your bouquet is much narrower than your waist.
- Choose flowers that are in season to control costs.
- Wedding dresses today are sometimes ivory or cream, so take a swatch along if you have it to choose the perfect shade and exact color of your flowers.
- If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, work that into the bouquet.
And if you love your bouquet, consider having it preserved! Here is a local company that does a great job with that: Floral Preservation & More (http://www.floralpreservationandmore.com).