Which Wedding Bouquet Is Right For You?

Every bride-to-be will no doubt spend hours putting together her perfect outfit to wear as she walks down the aisle on her wedding day. Of course the perfect outfit always starts with the dress. And once you are happy that you have found ‘the one’ then you can begin to choose the accessories that you need to complete your look.

Because flowers are going to be an important part of the day, you need to bear this in mind when the time comes to choose your bridal bouquet.

Although it’s usual for brides to choose a bouquet made up with real flowers, it is becoming more popular these days to use silk flowers. The difference here is that real flowers can wilt very quickly during the hot weather, and no bride wants to throw a bunch of sad wilting flowers over her shoulder at the end of the day.

If you are planning to marry in winter time, then many of the flowers you would like to choose will be expensive, as they will have been imported from sunnier countries. Once you have decided on the flowers that will make up your bouquet, you need to decide on the style.

Teardrop Bouquet

This style of bouquet cascades down over the front of the dress. It is a romantic look, and is suitable for a formal or a more casual wedding.

Prayerbook Bouquet

This is perfect for a bride to carry during a religious ceremony. Decorate with flowers or ribbons for a gentle look.


A posy bouquet is a good choice for a bride who wants to create her own wedding flowers. This type of bouquet can easily be adapted to fit any wedding theme or colour.

Long-Stemmed Sheath Bouquet

For a more formal look, consider a sheath of long-stemmed flowers such as lilies and gladioli, tied with organza ribbon, and carried in the crook of your arm.

Silk Flower Bouquet

There are many advantages to choosing faux flowers for your bouquet. They can be prepared in advance, they won’t wilt on a hot day, and best of all, you can keep this bit of your wedding day for ever.

Eco-friendly Bouquet

Choose locally grown, organic flowers for your bouquet and wedding flowers. The best places to source these is the local farmer’s market, or your own, or a friend’s garden. Many florists now offer environmentally-friendly bouquets using locally grown flowers.

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