Your bridal bouquet should be considered as carefully as your shoes and jewelry, as it truly is another accessory to your wedding dress. Wedding bouquets are the perfect way to tie in your wedding day décor and your bridal look. The components, colors, and shape of your wedding flower arrangements make a statement and contribute to the overall atmosphere of the event. It’s especially important that your bridal flowers complement the size and style of your wedding dress. After choosing how to accent the bouquet itself, you’ll want to plan ahead to preserve this memorable work of art. Caylan Vanaman Photography How to choose the perfect bridal flowers: When you begin to design your bridal bouquet, you may become overwhelmed with all of the options available for fitting your unique style! Most brides start with their favorite flower or the main flower that is being used throughout their wedding decor. This base is helpful to build wedding flower arrangements that fit the feel of your wedding. If your dress is simple and elegant, keep with that style by choosing a light bouquet of just one flower, like tulips or baby’s breath. If you’ll be adorned in a long train and veil, choose an equally sweeping arrangement that drapes down with greenery or orchids. If your dress is glittery and glamorous, spread the sparkle into your flowers with bouquet jewelry. Caylan Vanaman Photography Get creative when personalizing wedding flower arrangements with these ideas. Traditional wedding flower arrangements are lovely, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Incorporate leaves for an autumn wedding, lollipops for a colorful, fun theme, or even origami flowers made from a fitting print. Wedding bouquets are also an ideal opportunity to include your lucky “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” (See our post on choosing ‘Something Blue Bridal Flowers’!). How you choose to wrap the base of your bouquet also adds ambiance and an opportunity for something meaningful. Consider lace or fabric from your mother’s veil, or add a tiny picture or bouquet jewelry for that special touch. Investigate all of the options for preserving wedding bouquets. Caylan Vanaman Photography Don’t be surprised when you fall in love with your bouquet after spending so much time learning about flowers and designing your own arrangement. Luckily, you don’t have to give up all that work after the wedding! Bouquets can not only be captured in beautiful photographs to be remembered forever, but they can also be preserved in several ways. You can dry your flowers the traditional way by pressing or hanging them, and later glue the petals to a frame, or display them in an empty ornament or vase. Nowadays, you can even send your bouquet to a company that will freeze dry the flowers and set them in a beautiful shadow box for you! What did you choose for your bridal flowers? Do you have any tips for brides just beginning to design their wedding bouquets? Share your wisdom by commenting below! Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on new products and special promotions!