Today we’ll go over choosing a wedding bouquet that perfectly matches your wedding dress, figure and style. Follow these suggestions and guidelines to pick the most perfect bridal bouquet ever!

Classic glam floral design in white and blush. Photography: Jose Villa.

Classic glam floral design in white and blush. Photography: Jose Villa.

Choosing a wedding bouquet is not just about picking your favorite flowers. It’s about matching it to your wedding dress, your style and even about complementing your figure!

So, if you are in the process of picking a wedding bouquet, read on. These tips will make choosing your perfect bridal flowers so much easier.

How To Pick The Perfect Bridal Bouquet For Your Figure

First, let’s cover how to choose a wedding bouquet that complements your height and body type. This is the first thing you need to pay attention to. Yes, even more than color, flower type or bouquet style.

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A petite bride will look much better with a small and round flower bouquet like a posy o nosegay that a presentation bouquet. The flowers should not cover or overpower the bride. Now, if you are petite and still dying to carry a cascade bridal bouquet, go for a smaller version of it, the teardrop bouquet. You can opt for short-stemmed flowers or cutting the stems shorter for the petite bridal floral design.

On the other hand, a tall bride can go for a more voluminous or longer bouquet that will still show off her figure without minimizing its own importance.



Full figured brides, just like their taller counterpart, can flaunt sizable flower arrangements while leaner brides should go for a narrower and lengthier bouquet. Play with the length of the stems and ribbons if you prefer a more manageable bunch of flowers. But always keep in mind that you shouldn’t be hiding behind a flower jungle.

Ultra violet cascading bridal bouquet.

Ultra violet cascading bridal bouquet.

Choosing a wedding bouquet. Long or short.

Choosing a wedding bouquet. Long or short.

Choosing A Wedding Bouquet That Matches Your Dress

Now that you know what type of bridal floral design will make you look your best, let’s move onto the dress. Choosing a wedding bouquet that matches and highlights the dress is of utmost importance.

There are two characteristics of your dress that will dictate which floral bouquet is best.

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First, the wedding dress style. An elaborate dress will call for a more simple and subdued wedding bouquet. On the other hand, a simple dress can be complemented with a traditional bridal bouquet or with a single flower to emphasize the bride’s minimalistic style.

Second, the shape of the skirt can help. For puffed up skirts like ballgown or princess-cut dresses, elongated bouquets will look best. If your skirt is straight, choose a bouquet that is more rounded in shape.

Eucalyptus, thistles and berries will give a touch of originality to the wedding bouquet.

Eucalyptus, thistles and berries will give a touch of originality to the wedding bouquet.

Add some sage leaves for good luck to this short stemmed blush pink bridal bouquet.

Add some sage leaves for good luck to this short stemmed blush pink bridal bouquet.

Gorgeous fall wedding bouquet with anemones and ranunculus.

Gorgeous fall wedding bouquet with anemones and ranunculus.

King protea and eucalyptus for a bouquet that will definitely leave an impression.

King protea and eucalyptus for a bouquet that will definitely leave an impression.




How To Choose A Wedding Bouquet That Fits Your Style

Your bridal bouquet is, after all, an accessory. And as such, it must match your style. Which one will it be? An overflowing, colorful crescent arrangement bursting with flowers? Or a simple and traditional white flower long stemmed posy bouquet?

  • If bling is more your thing, a bridal bouquet with brooches, “jewel style” is very becoming. These beautiful arrangements made with pins, pearls and even rhinestones, do not need refrigeration or to be delivered the day of. But of course, watch out! Do not toss it!
  • For the boho or ecologically-minded bride, a gorgeous and budget-friendly wild flower bouquet is on fleek. Another option is a single flower that is considerable in size, like a sunflower or a King Protea.
  • A lavender bouquet is ideal for bohemian chic brides. And for those who are planning on wearing a simple boho dress, consider a bouquet with strong and contrasting colors to highlight your look on the way to your “I do”.
  • Vintage or urban brides can sport a glorious composite-bouquet with pastel toned roses and peonies or a romantic ballerina bouquet.
  • If you are looking for an naive and ethereal feel that won’t break the bank, a baby’s breath arrangement will hit the spot and will be light and easy to carry. A bouquet of red roses is perfect for the passionate romantic bride.
White hand-tied bouquet. Simple, modern and minimalistic.

White hand-tied bouquet. Simple, modern and minimalistic.

Summery flower arrangement. Photography: Leila Brewster. Floral Design: Hana Floral Design.

Summery flower arrangement. Photography: Leila Brewster. Floral Design: Hana Floral Design.

Impressive pink and greenery cascading bouquet for a very tall bride by L.B. Floral. Photography: jo photo online.

Impressive pink and greenery cascading bouquet for a very tall bride by L.B. Floral. Photography: jo photo online.

Should your bridesmaids carry the same bouquet as the bride? Of course they can! Just a smaller version of it.

Should your bridesmaids carry the same bouquet as the bride? Of course they can! Just a smaller version of it.

The possibilities are truly endless when it comes down to bridal flowers. Go for the one that will reflect your personality and style to a T.

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Why Do Brides Carry Flowers At Weddings?

Each country has different bridal bouquet traditions. Some say that it has to be a gift given to the bride by the groom, others that the bride must toss the bouquet amongst single women so whoever catches it will be the next one to get married. The new trend is to take it home as a memento of their wedding day. Enough tossing!

But the true origin of the wedding bouquet dates back to centuries ago when the bride carried twigs and some herbs to scare off evil spirits. Basically, the evil eye. So if you believe in this tradition, add a few sage leaves to your bridal bouquet!

Moody colors on a super pretty tussy mussy wedding bouquet.

Moody colors on a super pretty tussy mussy wedding bouquet.

Adorable and unstructured posy bouquet. 2018 wedding trends.

Adorable and unstructured posy bouquet. 2018 wedding trends.

Love this crescent bouquet with moody colors, very 2018.

Love this crescent bouquet with moody colors, very 2018.

Gorgeous wedding bouquet ideas for winter that will inspire you.

Gorgeous wedding bouquet ideas for winter that will inspire you.

Must Read Tips When Choosing A Wedding Bouquet

The following tips are a must to consider when choosing a wedding bouquet.

  • First, if your bridal bouquet is made out of fresh flowers, you have to have a reliable supplier who will deliver it the day of. Your bridal arrangement has to look fresh and beautiful.
  • Also, take into account the weight of the bouquet. If you are not used to carrying a lot of weight or you are fidgety, choose a lighter and easy to carry wedding bouquet.
  • You may not be allergic to your flowers but make sure that your boyfriend isn’t either. Nothing worse than teary wedding photos and a miserable time because of a bridal bouquet.
  • Seasonality can also influence the choice of your bridal bouquet’s flowers. Many greenhouses can supply you with your favorite flowers throughout the year, but if you want to save a little you go for flowers that are in season.
Take a look at this super cool wedding idea with garden roses, peonies and pink ribbons for the floral design. Rancho Las Lomas. Image by Ashley Kelemen Photography.

Take a look at this super cool wedding idea with garden roses, peonies and pink ribbons for the floral design. Rancho Las Lomas. Image by Ashley Kelemen Photography.

Talk about colorful! Choosing a wedding bouquet is not just about picking your favorite flowers. It’s about matching it to your wedding dress, your style and even about complementing your figure!

Talk about colorful!

Get Inspired by These Wedding Bouquets

Now that we covered how to pick your perfect bridal flowers, let’s browse this amazing bouquet photo gallery. Choosing a wedding bouquet should be a fun experience but if you still have doubts, contact a few florists to help you out!

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  1. Kit Hannigan
    Kit Hannigan says:

    I’m glad that you mentioned how taller brides can opt for longer bouquet arrangements to highlight her figure. My daughter’s wedding set right after New Year’s Eve, and she’s working really hard to get everything in order. She is quite the looker, and I think she’s even an inch taller than the groom. I would think that the cascading bridal bouquet with the violets pictured here can really make for a nice contrast with her peach wedding dress.

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