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Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Bridal Bouquet

If you’re currently planning your wedding and are overwhelmed with choosing flowers for your bridal bouquet, we’re here to help! After all, your bridal bouquet is the one essential floral arrangement on your wedding day. And like most brides you likely also want your bridal blooms to complement your wedding dress, wedding theme and decor. 

So, if you’re struggling to choose, here are our top six tips to help you choose your bridal bouquet.

Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Bridal Bouquet

Tip 1: Choose your dress first

beautiful bride in white flowy wedding gown with green and pink bridal bouque

As your bridal bouquet complements your wedding gown, it’s important to choose your dress before your flowers. Whether your dress is to custom-made or perhaps a family heirloom vintage gown, there are blooms that will suit it perfectly. 

Bring a picture of your gown to show your florist. The style and shape of your wedding gown will inform the design and proportion of your bridal bouquet. It’s important that your bouquet complement your gown rather than overshadow it or stand in contrast.

If your wedding gown makes a dramatic statement with a full skirt and long train, a more elaborate bouquet will work. If your gown has sleek, clean lines, a more minimal, elegant bouquet will be a fantastic choice. 

Tip 2: Choose your theme

pink and white bridal bouquet on a wooden table

It’s important to know what kind of wedding day you would like to have. Traditional, modern, minimalist, relaxed, formal – whatever you choose, your wedding day reflects you and how you wish to celebrate with your loved ones. There is no definitive ‘bridal bouquet style’ – it’s very much all about you, your dress and your day.

Tip 3: Work with a florist

image of torso of bride in white beaded dress with green and cream bridal bouquet

As your bridal bouquet is the key floral element on your wedding day and must complement your wedding gown, we recommend you work with a professional florist who understands both flowers and design. Our knowledge of seasonal flowers, their shape and scent mean you will walk down the aisle with a beautiful bouquet that perfectly complements the silhouette of your gorgeous gown. 

Expert florists will also ensure that your bridal bouquet is easy to hold and a joy to carry on your wedding day.

Tip 4: Make your bridal bouquet personal

close up of pink roses and white blooms in a bridal bouquet

As your wedding day is all about you and your love, your bridal bouquet should truly represent you. If there is a flower that has meaning for you and your partner, you could choose it as the key floral element of your bouquet – or it could be included as a highlight. Think about floral bouquets your partner has given you for Valentine’s Day or your birthday. A flower that has a particular meaning for you, is perfect for your bridal bouquet. 

Tip 5: Work with your wedding day colour palette

close up of white flowers surrounded by green dusky foliage in a bouquet

If you are planning your wedding day, you will be very familiar with your chosen colour palette. It will have been part of your choices for many elements of your engagement celebrations and wedding day decisions.

With your colour theme in mind, is there a flower that will complement your colour palette? If you have your heart set on roses, know that there are many colours other than red!

As expert florists at The Flower Farm, we can work with you and your chosen colour palette, to create a bespoke bridal bouquet that perfectly complements the colour palette of your day. 

Tip 6: Work with seasonal flowers

torso of bride holding bridal bouquet in front of her walking down the aisle

To create a truly beautiful, fresh bridal bouquet, it’s best to work with flowers that are in season on your wedding day. At The Flower Farm, we sow, grow and arrange our own flowers into seasonal bouquets all year round.

If you have your heart set on a particular flower that isn’t in season in Brisbane on your wedding day – or that doesn’t thrive in Brisbane’s climate (such as tulips) – we will source them direct from other fresh flower growers to create your bespoke bridal bouquet.

Your Day, Your Bouquet

Remember that when it comes to your bridal bouquet there really are no hard and fast rules. You should choose the flowers that are meaningful or beautiful to you. And the bouquet style that suits your own personal style. After all… it’s your day and your bouquet!

We hope you’ve learned a few tips about creating a beautiful bridal bouquet for your wedding day. Get in touch to talk with our team of expert florists at The Flower Farm. We’d love to talk through your wedding day ideas and create a bespoke bridal bouquet for your special day.