5 Wedding Bouquet Do's and Dont's
To many, wedding bouquets are just one more little detail to worry about, but they're meant to be more than just a detail. Wedding bouquets have history. Hundreds of years ago the tradition of bouquets started to symbolize luck and fertility, and the reason we throw them? To spread that luck of course.
Although traditionally bouquets were meant to mean something, these days they are a vital accessory that brings the whole look of a wedding together. When it comes to collabing with your floral designer here are some things to take into consideration:
1. DO choose the right style for your dress/ body type. The "dress style to bouquet shape" rules are very traditional and while most don't follow the rules to a T, it is a good place to start.
Hourglass shapes fit best with a cascade bouquet but fair warning this bouquet gets heavy.
Pear shapes fit best with a presentation style bouquet. When you think of presentation bouquets think Miss America..these are typically easy to carry.
Apple shapes go well with posy florals. Focusing on one floral color these bouquets are round in shape and super symmetrical.
Straight shapes compliment rustic florals. Think greenery and casual on this one.
Petite shapes look great with crescent bouquets. Crescents form a soft arch and are typically more dense in the center, kind of like one of those Pillsbury crescent rolls.
2. DO consider the over all vibe of your wedding. Are you going for a more casual feel to your wedding or is it super classy and formal?
Styles such as cascade and presentation, tend to air more on the formal side, while rustic floral arrangements are usually pretty casual. Posy, nosegay, and crescent styles can bode in either direction depending on which type of flowers you choose. Wildflowers tend to be more casual while calla lilies and roses can formalize almost any bouquet.
3. DON'T Ignore the weather and room conditions. Is your wedding outside in the summer? Certain types of flowers will hold up better in the heat.
Heat resisting flowers include: dahlias, lisianthus, tropicals, calla lilies, alstroemeria, roses, succulents. If you do choose to opt for a flower that is a little more sensitive to heat such as tulips, lilies, stock, gerberas and hydrangeas, don't forget to keep them watered!
4. DON'T be afraid to get creative with the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, or the grooms boutonnieres. Air on the side of caution when it comes to in-laws and grandparents - often times corsages can rip through lace or there might be allergies and sensitivities you don't know about.
5. DON'T forget about anybody!
Other than the obvious bridal parties, don't forget about mothers, fathers, and step parents. If you're feeling really bad and boujee you can add on grandparents and siblings, if they aren't already in the bridal party
At the end of the day, no one will notice whether or not your bouquet is the right one for your dress or if your flowers are slightly wilted. As long as you're happy, everyone will be happy!