How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

October 18, 2014

An amazing wedding experience wouldn’t be the same without a knock-out dress, amazing shoes, and even the right wedding flowers. This may seem like a trivial problem to have, but if you’re a perfectionist, or simply in love with all types of flora – then you’re aware of how important the right bouquet can be.

Check out just a few of our tips that may come useful if you or someone you know is planning a wedding in the near future.

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The first thing to think about is the size of your bouquet in comparison to your body. Don’t go overboard and indulge in an enormous bouquet of flowers – they can often block the view of your very expensive dress! Choose a size that is in the correct proportion to your body.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers


While most brides stick to the two traditional colours for the wedding dress – white and ivory, this means that the possibility of flowers are just endless. You don’t really need to worry about colours clashing, since almost any flowers can go with white and ivory.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Although, do think about the colour of your bridesmaids bouquet, which can often be a little bit tricky. Make sure that you choose a colour scheme that works well with their gowns, but also with the groomsmen!


The shape of your dress is another big factor when considering the type of flowers for the bouquet. If the dress features a streamline silhouette, then you can afford to experiment with different shapes and textures in the bouquet. Natural flora can also be a nice touch if you want to bring an element of the earth into your wedding.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Embellished dresses and structured ball-gowns can often be very hit and miss. This depends on your colour, size, and shape of the dress – but if you want to play it safe, then stick to a minimalist bouquet. If the dress is extremely busy with a number of sequins, pearls, and other embellishments, it’s a good idea to stick with a small and rounded bouquet (it’s also easier to carry!).

What’s in season?

Consider the time of year you’re getting hitched, and this will make it easier to determine the kinds of flowers that are typically in season. Sometimes flowers which aren’t grown domestically or are out-of-season can be double or triple the amount – so definitely do your research if you want to save a bit of money on this aspect.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers


Nobody wants a wedding dress that looks like someone else’s – and the same rule should apply to your bouquet! The brilliant thing about florists is that they are extremely flexible and will help you to create something which uniquely represents you.

How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Images via Louymagroos, Mihaja Photography, One Fab Day, My Inspired Wedding, Practical Glamour

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