The bridal bouquet is one of the first things that your guests will see as you enter the wedding venue. It's important that you have a bridal bouquet that suits your taste and your budget. There are many kinds of flowers and style varieties to choose from. You can choose a bridal bouquet that only contains three stems, go with a large cascade bridal bouquet or pick something in between.
Choosing a bridal bouquet
When choosing flowers for your bridal bouquet, you should first think about the color scheme of your wedding. Your bridal bouquet should match or complement your wedding's color scheme. If, for example, your wedding has a gold and silver color scheme, you might consider choosing flowers that are yellow, orange and white.
You should also take time to look at pictures of various arrangements of bridal bouquets. Browse through bridal magazines, look around in bridal shops or search for photographs online to see which kind of bridal bouquet arrangement appeals most to you. Do you want a large bridal bouquet that contains many flowers of different kinds? Or, do you want a bridal bouquet that features a group of the same flower? These are two questions you should ask yourself when choosing a bridal bouquet.
After you've made up your mind on the kind of arrangement you want your bridal bouquet to have, you then have to choose the kinds of flowers that will go with your bridal bouquet. Popular flowers for bridal bouquets include roses and lilies. You should also decide if you'll include greenery, such as ferns or ivy, in your bridal bouquet.
How to save money on your bridal bouquet
If you're on a tight budget, then you might consider making your own bridal bouquet instead of hiring a florist to create one for you. Check out the flowers in grocery stores and see if there are some that you like. You can then preorder these and pick them up the night before your wedding. Go to a local arts and crafts store and purchase some ribbon, wire and florist's tape. You can use these to tie the flowers together to make a bridal bouquet.
In case you don't want to make your own bridal bouquet, you can save some money by choosing less expensive flowers. Instead of lilies and roses, you might want to consider daisies or in-season flowers for your bridal bouquet.