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ost three decades. I have two outstanding sons that fill up my heart with so much love, but I will never be the mother of the bride, also the title of my book, because I don’t have a daughter.

If you’re looking for tips and a guide on improving your big day you have come to the right place.

So why do I enjoy weddings and other social events? It is because these events give us the opportunity to feel for a moment. To feel that I am the proud mother of the bride. That feeling fills up that void I have in my heart.

My book, “Never The Mother Of The Bride”, is dedicated to brides to be and wedding planners. It is dedicated especially for those planners that are just starting out or planners that are still pondering on their goal to become one.

Here I am sharing part of my experience in how brides select the perfect bouquet for them. I hope this information about my personal experiences in real life will help you with clarity on selecting your bridal bouquet that reflects your personality.

Contents
  • Choosing The Bouquet’s Style
  • Popular Bouquet Styles
  • Deciding The Size Of The Bouquet
  • Choosing Trend Instead Of Comfort
  • What Type Of Flowers Should Go In Your Bouquet

Lets begin our discussion on selecting a wedding bouquet. When deciding on what style of bouquet will make you smile and feel confident on your big day, it is always a good idea to have some idea as to why you like that specific bouquet.

Is the reason why you like that bouquet is because of the color of the flowers, the particular style the bouquet is in, the size of the bouquet, the aroma of the flowers, or simply because it looks amazing with your wedding dress.
It is important to have a mock-up of your bouquet months before your wedding. This is important because you are now able to see if the bouquet is the right weight and the right size so you won’t be uncomfortable going down the aisle because it is too heavy for you or your client.

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Some Popular Bouquet Styles

There are a variety of styles that you can choose from when selecting a wedding bouquet, and one of them is the Tussie mussie style. It is a mini bouquet made with flowers and fragrance herbs that became popular in the Victorian era. It is also known as a posy or nosegay.

An example I can point out of the most recent wedding where a nosegay bouquet was carried is the wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The size of this bouquet makes it very easy to hold for you.

This can be a plus on your big day. This bouquet is more common with the bridesmaids.

There are also garden style bouquets. They are arranged in a natural style as when you pick up flowers from the garden and gather them together.

Another style of bouquet is the cascading bouquet. The cascading bouquet is an elongated bouquet trilling down. I believe it is quite a piece of art.

The perfect example of the cascade bouquet is the one carried by princess Diana the day of her wedding. It can be formal or semi-formal.

The Round bouquet, another style of bouquet, was the most popular bouquet up until a few years ago, but it still is the favorite of so many brides for its romantic look.

Our next bouquet, the hand-tied bouquet, is very popular for boho-chic Weddings.

Moving along we have the single stem bouquet. In order for this bouquet to look good the single stem bouquet must be with a large flower that makes a big statement, and also many small flowers so that the bouquet may look at its best.
There are a variety of styles that you can choose from when selecting a wedding bouquet, and one of them is the Tussie mussie style. It is a mini bouquet made with flowers and fragrance herbs that became popular in the Victorian era. It is also known as a posy or nosegay.

An example I can point out of the most recent wedding where a nosegay bouquet was carried is the wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The size of this bouquet makes it very easy to hold for you.

This can be a plus on your big day. This bouquet is more common with the bridesmaids.

There are also garden style bouquets. They are arranged in a natural style as when you pick up flowers from the garden and gather them together.

Another style of bouquet is the cascading bouquet. The cascading bouquet is an elongated bouquet trilling down. I believe it is quite a piece of art.

The perfect example of the cascade bouquet is the one carried by princess Diana the day of her wedding. It can be formal or semi-formal.

The Round bouquet, another style of bouquet, was the most popular bouquet up until a few years ago, but it still is the favorite of so many brides for its romantic look.

Our next bouquet, the hand-tied bouquet, is very popular for boho-chic Weddings.

Moving along we have the single stem bouquet. In order for this bouquet to look good the single stem bouquet must be with a large flower that makes a big statement, and also many small flowers so that the bouquet may look at its best.

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Deciding On The Size Of Your Bouquet

There are brides that have dreamed to have the biggest bouquet they can carry. Some like the medium size and easy to hold bouquets.

There are also other brides that like it small so that the bouquet does not take over the meaning of the occasion.

There is no wrong or there is no right answer. The answer is whatever make you happy as individual, but it is important to decide what is important for you.
If a large bouquet is what you want, then go for it but make sure it won’t take away from you and your dress. There are times when the bride can’t even hold the bouquet because it is so heavy.

The bouquet is so heavy that it makes their hands hurt. Be sure to take this into consideration as well.

A well-designed bridal bouquet that doesn’t compete with you is the best bouquet. The size doesn’t matter if you can carry it, and when you are going down the aisle it doesn’t look like a bunch of flowers are replacing you because the guests will focus on the flowers and not on you.

You decide what bouquet style will work for you.

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Choosing trend instead of comfort

When selecting a wedding bouquet take into consideration the comfort you will feel by carrying a bouquet that does not take away from you and it is not that hard to carry.

Some brides don’t think about it they just allow the trend to take over and forget about how important is to be comfortable carrying their bouquet, there are bouquets that look beautiful but there are some that have no sense of fashion.

On the day of the wedding the guests get distracted by these bouquets, and instead of looking at the bride they focus on the flowers and in many occasions it covers the beauty of the dress. Be mindful when choosing your bridal bouquet.

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What Type Of Flowers Should Go In Your Bouquet

One of the most popular flowers for bridal bouquets are roses.

Why? Roses are regularly associated with love by many people. Some roses are hardy and can stay outside water for a considerable time without deteriorating. Some Roses are very delicate.

If you want a long-lasting bouquet, choose flowers that can stand the weather. I like to use orchids, anthurium, mini calla lilies, tulips, carnations, ranunculus, and protea. If you choose a group of delicate flowers make sure you have a water source to put your bouquet in when you don’t need to carry it.

In conclusion, now that you have a more clear idea about how to select the perfect bouquet, it is time to start researching for flowers that you like and how good they are holding up without water.

Buy flowers that you like and study them to see if they are the right flowers to be in your bouquet in your event. If you’re looking for more information on flower decor check out my Pinterest.

Read more of my blogs to learn every minuscule intricacy of artistic nuisances there are in designing perfection.
Join us in one of our many online courses where I personally walk you through step by step on how to create a variety of stunning flower arrangements.

See my blog on how to make you own flower arrangement.

Check out my Pinterest for more floral décor tips.

My blog on how to select a bridal bouquet.

My article on the different types of flowers to have in your event.

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Best of luck to you in your event decor and planning endeavors. See you on the next blog.

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