How To Find The Right Bridal Bouquet: 5 Tips To Help You Choose

Lilies, roses, tulips, camellias, wild flowers… If there is something refreshing about the bridal look, it’s the flowers. Choosing the right bridal bouquet according to your style and your wedding dress is paramount, not to mention fitting your bouquet with the overall theme of the wedding. So, follow these tips to discover the perfect floral look for you.

Step 1. Combine the bouquet with your wedding dress

It is no secret that the moment in which the bride makes her appearance is one of the most important at any wedding. All the lights will be on her and her beautiful wedding look. Therefore, it’s essential to know what types of bouquets will fit best each wedding dress style.

  • Traditional bouquet: this type of bouquet is one of the most popular among brides. It’s a round bunch of flowers in a half sphere. Its diameter usually doesn’t measure more than 30 centimetres and it is made up of smaller flowers. This type of bouquet is ideal for simple body wedding dresses and more elaborate skirts, such as with princess cut wedding dresses.
  • Wildflower bouquet: a very fashionable trend these days. It consists of any type of seasonal flower and is characterised by being casual, simple, with a boho touch. It’s ideal if you’ve chosen to celebrate a rustic or outdoor wedding. Also, if you’ve decided to wear a languid cut wedding dress with lightweight fabrics and lots of movement, with lace or embroidered flowers, this bouquet is perfect for you.
  • Asymmetric: a bouquet made up of very different flowers placed in a way that seems messy but perfectly designed to be strategically and creatively placed. They are ideal when combined in powdered shades with halter neck wedding dresses, being simple yet sophisticated.
  • Long stem: A style of bouquet that is differentiated by the type of flower and the stem of the flowers are much longer and thinner. They are perfect for tall women who are looking for pure elegance contrasted with colourful and simple flowers.
  • Waterfall: A beautiful bouquet in which the flowers cascade downwards, as the name suggests. It’s a classic style that goes very well if you opt for a wedding veil.
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Photo: JFK Imagen social

Step 2. Consider your body shape

Although it sounds cliché, the shape of our body determines your choice between one style or another, one shoe or another, the type of headdress, the style of dress, and even the bridal bouquet. The importance of the bouquet in the whole bridal look is something that cannot go unnoticed, so it’s essential to choose the bouquet that best suits your figure.

  1. Hourglass: if your figure is narrowed at the waist and you have more volume in the chest and hip, you should opt for a wedding dress with an empire cut, or a mermaid line design, which will gird your figure and mark your curves. For these cuts it’s advisable to wear a traditional or cascading bouquet.
  2. Pear: You are wider at the hips, but your shapes are rounded and well defined. If so, the princess cut, A-line or, if you’re feeling bold, a short wedding dress, are the best options. With this in mind, a wildflower or asymmetric bouquet will add the perfect touch.
  3. Triangle: your silhouette is characterised by  narrow shoulders and wide hips, so it’s best to opt for open cleavage boat neck styles or drooping shoulders, combined with skirts to add volume disguises the hip. The perfect bouquet for this type of body is the asymmetric or cascade as the flowers draw attention for being arranged at different heights.
  4. Round: As with triangle, the best bouquets for you are the asymmetric or the cascade.
Javier Berenguer
Photo: Javier Berenguer

Step 3. Bear your personality in mind

  • Traditional bride: goes for traditional flowers. With the perfect small bunch in the traditional bouquet style, usually accompanied by a subtle ribbon and bridesmaids with slightly smaller versions to match. Roses or peonies make the perfect flowers.
  • Romantic bride: a cascade bouquet is the best option. Being a dramatic cascade of flowers that covers the hands, and flows effortlessly downwards.
  • Vintage bride: A long stem bouquet or a traditional one would be perfect. in this case, once the flowers are chosen, the stems can be joined at the base with a detail that represents your style: a pretty fabric, an antique lace, a family brooch…
  • Boho bride: corsage, wild or eco, something simple. It can be made with any seasonal flower and has a casual style.
  • Elegant bride: choose a bouquet in which the flowers are placed in such a way that you can take it resting on one of your arms, as if you were showing it to the guests. It’s characterised by having stems longer than normal.
Sergey Zinchenko
Photo: Sergey Zinchenko

Step 4. Thing about the season

Each season of the year brings us a different atmosphere and a unique environment. In flowers, which are an important part of our wedding, the season is really important.

For an autumn wedding the flowers that bloom in summer and that hold a few months more are perfect. An example of this are dahlias, heather, a perfect plant that lasts for a long time until it dries and still looks just as beautiful. Aim for warm bridal bouquets with texture and rich colour.

For a winter wedding there are two possibilities. On the one hand opt for cold colours reminiscent of snow, and on the other, warm colours to make a wedding feel a cozy event. The perfect winter flowers for your bouquet can be: tulips, anemones, buttercups, coves, roses or astilbe.

When the wedding is celebrated in spring, colour begins to flood the fields and the range becomes much more extensive. You can add colour to your event and your bouquet with flowers such as peonies, lavender, roses, carnations…

And this explosion of colour gives way to the summer season. Summer weddings can be filled with roses, daisies, peonies, carnations, dahlias or an endless number of flowers with which you can decorate your bridal bouquet.

Momenta Bodas
Photo: Momenta Bodas

Step 5. Think about your wedding theme

  • Classic wedding: classic colours and soft as a white, a nude pink or a peach pastel. Roses, poppies, hydrangeas, peonies, camellias and wild bouquets will create the perfect bouquet.
  • Romantic wedding: you will celebrate the wedding in a garden, a church or grand heritage sight with a very natural environment and with natural tones, such as greens, blues, browns or whites. For your bouquet bet on the nudes, in contrast to the vivid colour of wild flowers or the green of the leaves or ivy. Gardenias, carnations, camellias, lavender, roses…
  • Modern wedding: bet on the asymmetric look provided by long-stemmed flowers with rounded and smaller heads. Consider a contemporary look with flowers such as orchids, tulips, roses or camellias and choose pastel shades.
  • Vintage wedding: this type of wedding requires a bouquet of nude flowers in contrast with other darker ones. For this wedding style, you can choose the flowers you want and make a combination of wildflowers.
  • Rustic wedding: opt for a wild bridal bouquet or informal eco style, but beautiful and completely in line with the wedding style.
  • Wedding in the city: if you’re celebrating a cosmopolitan wedding in the centre of the city, your bouquet should be eclectic and modern. Bet on long-stemmed flowers such as tulips or roses.

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