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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Flowers to Suit Your Dress

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When it comes to planning your wedding, flowers are likely to be very high on your list. They bring a sense of cohesion to your wedding, and fill the air with perfume to enhance the whole atmosphere of your special day. The Victorians believed that flowers were the language of love and, as such, your bridal bouquet represents the ultimate romantic statement.

However, our modern interpretation of wedding flowers can incorporate anything from a traditional bouquet to an exotic work of art. With so much to think about, many brides can feel rather overwhelmed when faced with selecting their perfect flowers. And unless you have a very particular favourite flower that you wish to include in your wedding bouquet, the choice of blooms can seem endless.

While there are many considerations to take into account when putting together your perfect wedding flowers, a good florist will be able to talk you through the process step by step, from the wedding bouquet itself to bridesmaids’ bouquets and posies, buttonholes and reception flowers. These choices will be based on your colour scheme, your personal preferences, whether the wedding is formal or informal, the venue and your budget. But did you know that your choice of wedding gown should also be a major consideration when choosing your bouquet?

If you’re about to plan your marriage nuptials, here’s a rundown on how to choose the right wedding flowers to suit your dress.

Decide on your wedding gown before you choose your flowers

 

Of course, it makes sense to decide on your wedding dress before you choose your flowers, as this will inspire and inform the design, the shapes and the colours of your floral designs. By taking into account the colour palette and the style of gowns that will be worn by you and your bridesmaids, you’ll have a much better idea of the kind of flower arrangements that will complement your theme. While each wedding is unique and you can, in reality, choose any style of floral arrangements you like, by bearing in mind some simple recommendations you’ll create a much more cohesive and stylish theme for your wedding.

Bouquets to suit the style and shape of your wedding dress

Before choosing your flowers, think about the size and shape of your dress. Simple tips such as not choosing trailing bouquets if the main feature of your dress is on the skirt are often forgotten as you’re carried along on a wave of excitement over all the beautiful flowers at your disposal. Also remember to ensure that your waist (the narrowest part of your body) is not obscured by your choice of bouquet. While styles and fashions for wedding bouquets come and go, the most important consideration is to make sure that the flowers you choose work with your dress, but don’t drown your figure or hide the intricate details or styling.

Ball gowns and large skirted dresses

 

The general rule is the bigger the dress, the bigger the bouquet. If you’ve chosen to wear a romantic ball gown, you don’t want your flowers to get lost in a sea of fabric.

Round posies and teardrop shaped bouquets work best with puffed out ball gown style dresses. If your dress is full skirted and supported by hoops, an elegant vintage style posy is the perfect accompaniment, as it replicates the line of your dress while accentuating the oval design.

Slimline dresses

 

If you’ve chosen a dress with a slim silhouette, then a sheath-style bouquet, small posy, or simply a hand-tied bunch of flowers with long stems will complement this style perfectly. Cascading trail bouquets also work very well with this style of dress, and will give the illusion that you are taller, as the flowers draw the eye down from the bodice.

If you prefer a minimalist look then you should choose a modern design with a long construction, or if you prefer drama, an oversized wedding bouquet would look stunning against an understated gown.

Highly embellished dresses

 

For those of you who have always dreamed of getting married in an intricate, highly-embellished dress studded with sequins, pearls and embroidery, you may want to consider keeping your flowers simple and stylish and let your dress do all the talking. Here, single colour bouquets come into their own, providing a effortless but elegant accent without detracting from your beautiful dress.

The colour of your dress palette

 

Many brides opt to get married in colours other than traditional white, so the colour of your dress – whether it’s white, ivory, cream or indeed any other colour – will have an impact on your choice of flowers. There are many different shades of white, but a good florist will be able to recommend the right type of bloom that will work with your bridal gown and your bridesmaids’ dresses too. It’s always advisable to take swatches with you to the florist if you have them, and if you have any spare material from your dresses your florist may be able to use them as wraps for the stems of your bouquet.

It’s also important to keep in mind the colour of your bridesmaids’ dresses, as you will not want your flowers to clash with their dresses.

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