It’s an unknown myth that the wedding bouquet represents the good fortunes and future prosperity of the bride. An old European tradition even states, as custom for unmarried women to tear pieces from the bride’s bouquet in order to capture some of that good fortune for themselves! Over time, that tradition has now changed and we toss the bouquet for another woman to share in the piece of good fortune.
So what makes a perfect bridal bouquet? And how should you go about choosing the perfect bouquet for you, is a mind-boggling dilemma most bride's face!
Your wedding bouquet is one of the most important accessories on your wedding day, also making it one of the most challenging to select!
Below are a few tips that will help you in choosing the perfect bridal bouquet for your big day.
Define your colour palette
Usually by the time you get to considering flowers you have selected your wedding dress in Melbourne, your bridesmaid dresses, as well as decided the colour palette for your entire event. Your wedding colour palette comprises all of the shades and hues that will be present throughout your decor from the entourage dresses to the centrepieces at the reception. Whether you choose to stick to royal blue and white for the winter, or fresh green and yellow for summer, a defined colour palette will help you in picking a bouquet.
Formal or Casual?
The tone of your ceremony is a good factor to help guide your wedding bouquet style. Casual events are more conducive to generous armloads of flowers in an array of colours -- or rustic bouquets with non-traditional elements, like berries or fresh herbs.
Wedding bouquets can be arranged in many styles, from a petite, compact nosegay to the popular domed bouquet to a cascade. Loud wedding bouquets will work well with ornate wedding gowns that have full skirts and long trains, while simple ones pair best with sleek dresses.
Choosing a Florist
Once you have collected ideas for your bouquet, find a florist who will help you bring your vision to life. Begin your search well in advance. Consult recent brides for recommendations or pair up with the right event organiser.
A good florist should guide and tell you whether your choices are realistic and (if not) suggest alternatives to match what you had initially planned.
After choosing your florist, go over the minor details. Share specifics such as your wedding dress fabric and pattern, as well as shoes to understand what bouquet would add the highest amount of comfort factor. With the right inspiration, and proper planner, the flowers you carry on your big day will surely be as breathtaking as the ones you’ve been dreaming about ever since you decided to get married.
Lastly, do not leave behind any detail present in your mind about your wedding. Your special day should go exactly how you imagine it to be and the more you communicate, the more to life your wedding will be.