You’ve got the dress. You’ve got the venue. You’ve got the shoes, the rings, everything for your big wedding day has been fine-tuned and combed over for any flaws or changes, and now you’re down to the very last, very important addition to your wedding day accessories.
Your wedding bouquet. What makes a perfect wedding bouquet for a bride? Well, technically, it’s whatever you like, you could walk down the aisle clutching dandelions if it suited you, but if you’re totally stumped about what to put in your bridal bouquet, here is a list of the most common wedding flowers to help you style a bouquet all your own.
Obviously, the rose makes the list. Readily available in a variety of colors, and the symbol of passion and love, you can easily choose a bouquet of roses that suits your colors and wedding venue. Toss in a few baby’s breath flowers for contrast, and you’re good to go.
Other wedding flower favorites are tulips and Dahlias. For a romantic bouquet, toss in calla lilies (not just for funerals, this elegant flower), or for a fun bouquet, create a plethora of random-colored daisies that complement one another and your wedding decor.
If you’re having a winter wedding, try out Poinsettias for a festive feel, or just go with white roses. Peonies are fun for summer, and if you’re totally stumped, lilies, like Stargazer lilies and calla lilies mentioned above, are common choices for their beauty for a bride who just isn’t sure what she’d like.
You can always visit any bridal store or flower shop for suggestions and sample bouquets to look at. Many brides simply use flowers they grow in their own garden, which is an excellent choice to make your bouquet unique and personal. If you know someone who has a beautiful flower garden, they would be thrilled to create you a wedding bouquet as a gift to make it more personal and fun for you.
If you have no idea whatsoever what you’d want as a wedding bouquet, look at your venue, the season you’re getting married in, your wedding colors, and even your own dress. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and be open to ideas from others who have been there.
If you have a favorite flower, perhaps you’ve already got your perfect bouquet. Most flowers go great together, and even tossing in a few fern leaves or baby’s breath can complement your bouquet of your favorite flower. You don’t have to go traditional, and I’ve even seen bouquets with pine cones and berry twigs in them. Whatever suits you, the bride, is the best wedding bouquet for you.
You can even decide to do a bouquet of fake flowers if you’d like. I know many brides who have done this so they could keep their bouquets forever. It’s a great (and cheap way) to have a keepsake from your wedding day.
Whatever you choose for your wedding bouquet, make it something you like, even if it’s just a single flower. It’s YOUR bouquet, and there are no true rules to what you have to take with you down the aisle. You can even go sans bouquet if you want. It’s all up to you.
It’s YOUR day.