How to Choose Flowers for the Bridesmaids’ Bouquets

You’re getting married, you’ve already made most of the countless choices that come with planning a wedding, and one of the few things left to decide is which flowers will go into the bridesmaids’ bouquets. This process can be an added stress, but if you keep in mind the color and size of your own bouquet and dress as well as the overall theme of your wedding, you can easily pick beautiful bouquets that fit your budget.

  1. 1 Fit the bridesmaids’ bouquets to your wedding’s theme. If your wedding has a rustic, country vibe, you’ll want to avoid overly formal flowers like roses. If your wedding is rebellious and nonconformist, then traditionally softer flowers like lilies may not be a match. One way to match flowers to theme is to use their symbolic meanings.[1]
    • Baby’s breath is an excellent bouquet filler that symbolizes innocence.
    • Chrysanthemums are underrated flowers that represent wealth and abundance.
    • Roses are classic symbols of love, joy, and beauty.
    • Tulips represent love’s more passionate side.
  2. 2 Use your dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses as blueprints for the bouquets. Florists recommend choosing your dress before choosing flowers, since the dress is such a central feature of the wedding day and usually a more personal decision than the choice of bouquets. Think about what the style and color of these dresses mean to you, and pick flowers that reflect that meaning.
  3. 3 Give each bridesmaid’s bouquet one type of flower from the bridal bouquet. The bridal bouquet typically features the widest variety of colors and types of flowers, and you can deconstruct it by making each bridesmaid’s bouquet out of only one type of flower featured in the bridal bouquet. If you have roses, daisies, lilies, and mums in your bouquet, you can make one bridesmaid’s bouquet from roses, another’s from daisies, and so on.
  1. 1 Create bridesmaids’ bouquets that are a smaller version of the bridal bouquet. This is the most popular way to choose flowers for the bridesmaids’ bouquets. If you are carrying a large bouquet of mostly tulips, your bridesmaids can carry smaller bouquets of the same tulips in the same colors. Don’t let them outshine you, whatever you decide. Your bridesmaids’ bouquets should be smaller than yours no matter what.[2]
    • Just because your bridesmaids are carrying smaller versions of your bouquet does not mean that their bouquets have to have the exact same arrangement as yours. Trust your florist, and encourage them to create subtle variations within your…
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