You’ve picked out your dress, you’ve reserved the venue and chosen the music, now, you need to figure out your bridal bouquet. Of course, a florist can assist you in the size, shape, and design of the bouquet, but you should have a say in which flowers you want included in your bridal bouquet. After all, the bouquet is your most important accessory and will be there with you from the beginning of the ceremony until the end of the reception. You want your bouquet to be a reflection of who you are, your likes, and your taste. How do you do that you might be wondering? Well, the floral and wedding experts here at Walter Knoll Florist can help you with that.
The first step is to figure out what’s most important to you flowers that will be in your bouquet. For example, do you have a favorite flower you always wanted to have in your bouquet? Perhaps you don’t know that much about flowers and just want the most popular or traditional blooms which are used. Are you set on a favorite color you want showcased in your bouquet flowers or a color that will coordinate with the rest of the wedding decor? Or perhaps you want to focus on flowers that are symbolic of love and marriage to be in your bouquet. Once you’ve figured out the answers to the above questions, you are well on your way. Keep reading below for even more guidance on picking the perfect flowers for your wedding bouquet.
Here’s How to Choose Which Flowers to Include in Your Bridal Bouquet
Here are the three categories to focus on when determining which flowers you want to in your bouquet.
1. Traditional / Most Popular Wedding Flowers
There are several flowers that end up being featured in bridal bouquets time after time. “Why?” you may wonder? It’s simple: these blooms are spectacular. From shape to color to fragrance and tradition, the most popular bridal bouquet flowers are:
Roses – Pretty obvious, right? Roses are very, very popular in wedding arrangements and wedding bouquets. They are not only extremely beautiful and fragrant, but they are available year-round and come in nearly every color. The versatility and popularity of the rose are why it’s a flower that is found at nearly every wedding.
Tulips – The tulip has a unique, cup-shaped blossom that comes in strikingly bold colors. This is a flower that exudes grace, passion, and old-world charm.
Calla Lilies – Elegant, beautifully unique, and refined, Calla lilies make a statement.
Lily of the Valley – There’s a lot of charm in these delicate tiny white blooms. Classic and timeless, Lily of the Valley is used a lot in the weddings of British royalty.
Hydrangeas – Lush, full, and pretty, hydrangeas come in a variety of soft, romantic hues.
Peony – A grand, bulbous bloom full of fluffy petals, the peony comes in lovely shades of pink, cream, red, white, and yellow. This is a statement flower.
Ranunculus – A circular bloom filled with numerous paper-thin petals, the ranunculus is a popular flower due to its texture, intricateness, and, dazzling design.
2. Flowers in a Single Color
A bridal bouquet containing flowers of similar color is a more modern development but an exciting and stunning one. Monochromatic bouquets are great for creating a delightful pop of color and focal point that contrasts with the bride’s dress. Creating a monochromatic bouquet can easily be done by having one flower type all in the same color, or a mix of flower types in shades of the same color.
3. Flowers With Symbolic Significance
If you love the language of flowers and appreciate the rich cultural symbolism they have developed, then you may want to include flowers that symbolize good luck in marriage, love, and happiness. Most flowers do carry some and you’ll have no trouble finding some great options to choose from, such as the ones listed below with their symbolic meaning.
Rose – Symbolizes Love, Desire, Joy, and Passion
Peony – Symbolizes Romance, Loving Marriage, and Good Fortune
Baby’s Breath – Symbolizes Long-Lasting Love and Unity
Sunflower – Symbolizes Health, Happiness, Loyalty, and Longevity
Dahlia – Symbolizes Everlasting Bond, Desire, and Elegance
Lilac – Symbolizes First Love and Peace
Ranunculus – Symbolizes Attraction and Charm
Daisy – Symbolizes Motherhood and Friendship
Tulip – Symbolizes True Love
Lily of the Valley – Symbolizes Purity, Innocence, Motherhood, and Sweetness
Orchid – Symbolizes Love, Beauty, and Perfection
Stephanotis – Symbolizes Happy Marriage and Happy Travels
Once you’ve decided the direction you want to go in with your bridal bouquet, either traditional, monochromatic, symbolic, or a combination of these, then your florist can design the bouquet which best represents your personality and tastes.