Selecting your wedding bouquet style is an important part of the planning process as wedding bouquets have always been part of weddings. Bouquets play a traditional part in the weddings all over the world. You should carefully choose your flowers just the same way that you would select your wedding dress.
Here as some tips to help you choose your bridal bouquet design:
1. Choose flowers that are in season it will save you some money.
2. Silk flowers are a great alternative to fresh flowers especially if the flower that you like is not in season. Silk flowers can be used in a formal wedding.
3. Pick a bouquet that is suited to your figure type. It should not be overbearing and cover your figure. Just remember that it should not be too big so as not to cover your wedding dress and it should also be easy to carry.
4. Select flowers that will last through whole day. The flowers should still look good even at the end of the day. Using a bouquet holder will keep the flowers fresh during the entire day. Check with your florist she will be able to advise you on which flowers to avoid.
5. Take pictures of wedding bouquet styles with your to the florist. Also take along a sample of fabric from the gowns so that the shade of the flowers can be matched to the gowns.
6. Consider selecting a flower that has a special meaning. This in not too difficult since most flowers have a special meaning.
One of the first things that you should consider when selecting your wedding bouquet style is that it should suit you and your personality. Today bouquets are more about reflecting the personality of the bride.
Bridal bouquet designs come in many different shapes and sizes the following guide will provide you with a definition of wedding bouquet styles and suggestions on dress bouquet combinations.
A cascade bouquet is composed of flowers that are wired together which spill downward. It is a formal bouquet that looks great with a formal style of dress, such as a Ball gown.
This bouquet is also known as shower bouquet, trail bouquet or teardrop bouquet.
A presentation bouquet shows of long slender stems of flower such as calla lilies, sunflowers, orchids, giant irises, or roses.
This style of bouquet is carried in the crook of the arm rather than clutched in both hands.
A contemporary bride may choose to carry an arrangement of long slender branches, such as cherry or apple blossoms or cat-tails.
This wedding bouquet style complements dresses that have straight lines, such as the sheath, slip dresses and A-line or empire waisted dresses.
This bouquet is also known as an arm sheaf bouquet or and arm bouquet.
The term posy generally describes a small bouquet of tightly arranged flowers. In Victorian times, the posy flowers were arranged in concentric circles, but today the posy usually features compact flowers rather than loose or spiky ones. Posies look great with a vintage gown or any feminine gown.
A kissing ball is not really a bouquet, but rather an arrangement that can be carried over the wrist in place of a bouquet, it can be used to decorate chairs, doors or pews. It is quite common for flower girls to carry a kissing ball. Learn How to Make a Kissing Ball Here
A nosegay is a bouquet of average size and typically composed of compact flowers rather than loose or spiky ones. It is lager than the posy bouquet therefore it is versatile and complements most dress styles, from the ball gown to a sheath.
The round bouquet is similar to a nosegay, the only difference being that the flowers on a round bouquet tend to be more loosely arranged. The idea is that the bouquet should be completely three dimensional and full on all sides. This is a dramatic bouquet so it is a good choice for a simple dress such as the, sheath.
A hand-tied bouquet is a loose-tied arrangement. This type of bouquet is made from flowers which are gathered, bound and tied with ribbon with stems left exposed. Make Your Own Bridal Bouquet - Garden Style Wedding Flower Bouquet.
This bouquet style is also known as a clutch bouquet, loose-tied bouquet.
A tussy mussy is a small round bouquet consisting of small flowers, herbs and leaves and was commonly used in the Victorian times. The Tussy Mussy was called a talking bouquet because the flowers and herbs used in the bouquet would convey a special message to the recipient. Learn More About the Meaning of Flowers Here.
The Biedermeier bouquet originated in Europe. The flowers are compact and tightly arranged in a definite circular pattern using different coloured flowers, each circle containing one type of flower. Complements most dress styles, from the ball gown to a sheath.
The fan bouquet, is simply bouquet of flowers that is attached to a lacy fan. Ideal for a Victorian or Asian style wedding.
A wrist bouquet or flower bracelet is a small flower bouquet worn on the wrist. The flowers are attached to an elastic band which fits over the wrist. Learn how to make an easy wrist corsage.
A halo or hair wreath is a sweet accessory for a flower girl, bridesmaids or even the bride.
Basket bouquets are a good choice for your flower girls, these are easy to carry and will keep their hands busy.
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Don’t forget to ask these questions of your potential caterers: What is the staff to guest ratio? What will the staff be wearing?
You will also need to ask about the linens, dinnerware and other related items that they supply.
If you are planning a blue theme wedding, you don’t want bright pink table linen.
What flowers do you need? Before visiting your florist make a list of all the areas of your wedding where you would like to have flowers.
Include on the list the numbers of these arrangements for example three bridesmaid’s bouquets, ten centrepieces for the guest tables, four large arrangements for the wedding ceremony and so on.
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