You have the dress, the menu, and even the venue, but you’re missing the flowers! Choosing your perfect bouquet can seem harder than it is. Check out our tips on how to choose your favorite floral arrangement!
Set a budget The least fun part of wedding planning is setting a budget, but it’s the most important step. When it comes to your bouquet, set a budget that will allow you to pick the flowers of your choice without making you regret how much you spent the day after the wedding. Flowers are a statement piece in your wedding and can go on to last you many years after (if you choose to preserve your flowers).
Select a color palette If you have a color theme for your wedding already picked out, choose flowers that have similar tones to those colors. For example, if you want muted earth tones for your wedding, it’s best to stick to faded greens, earthy blues, honey browns, etc. Unless you’re going for a big POP of color for your bouquet, it’s best to stick to colors that will complement you and your dress, not distract your guests.
Find inspiration online You might be at a complete loss when it comes to your flowers, and that’s okay. Start early and gather information about the flowers and arrangement styles you might like. Follow bridal pages on your favorite social media platforms or even scope out your local florist’s website to see examples of what you could have. Gather a few ideas—not too many—and start planning your bouquet from there!
Find flowers in season Gather some more inspiration from flowers in season during your wedding. This can help you determine which flowers you’d like to see in your bouquet and what will complement some of your colors. For Spring, you might select flowers like peonies, tulips, or hydrangeas. For Fall, you might select flowers like dahlias, sunflowers, or chrysanthemums.