5 Bridal Bouquet Tips to Consider


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.

  1. Know the type or theme of your wedding, and ideally choose your wedding dress first.
  2. 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.
  3. Choose flowers that are in season to control costs.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).

Looking for something special?

If you have not had the opportunity to attend any of the recent bridal shows here in the St. Louis area, you might want to read on.  I found several really unique vendors with products that I think you should know about.  Yes, we always love to visit with the seasoned veterans in the business – the photographers, the wedding cake companies, the DJ’s, etc.  but sometimes it’s really great to find something a bit different and special.

Here are  some products that I thought were special:

Supper Time Bakery – Letha creates elegant sculpted cookies that are individually packaged.  Flavors include Raspberry Chocolate (my favorite), Mint chocolate, Orange Zest and Rosewater.   These cookies are crafted from an old time German recipe and are so…..good.   It’s not your everyday cookie!  She is re-doing her website, but give her a call at 573-764-4121.

TeddyRoo – Mother & Daughter team make these darling Teddy Bears with outfits that match the brides colors.  In addition each outfit has a “special” pouch that is a great place to add a special note, etc.  These make great gifts for just about anyone in your bridal party – even the bride herself.  Talk to Linda for your custom Teddy Bears.  She can be reach at 636-614-8821 and her web site is http://www.TeddyRoos.com.


Wine Town Designs – One of my favorite items these ladies from Hermann, Missouri create are the Bridal Bouquet Charms.  In case you didn’t know, the photo charms are added to your bouquet to honor loved ones on your wedding day.  Tina can show you lots of other specialty jewelry that can add zing to your wedding day.  Check out their web site at www.WineTownDesigns.com or call Tina at 573-680-0999.


Suspended in Time – You spend hundreds of dollars for your bridal bouquet, so why not preserve them.   This company offers a variety of products that can display your flowers for you to enjoy years after the wedding.  Dorothy Blue will share lots of creative ideas that you will love.  She can be reached at 636-288-1659. They recently moved their retail store to 1328 North Second St., St. Charles, MO 63301.  You can also heck their website as well: www.suspendedintimestl.com

Suspended in Time Photo

Suspended in Time Photo