Wedding Bouquet: Think Different

By Jen Carter

A simple and elegant wedding bouquet is the perfect accessory to compliment your gorgeous gown and smiling face. We say ‘simple’ because you want your wedding bouquet to highlight your dress, not detract from it. If your bouquet is too ‘flashy,’ your dress may not receive the attention it deserves.

Nevertheless, this is not to say that your bridal bouquet should be plain, white, and boring. That’s not the case at all. Just keep the flashiness in check! As a matter of fact, it’s become very popular for the modern bride to use pastel colors in their bridal bouquets. Soft pink’s and blue’s can add a magnificent touch to any wedding dress. The hue’s are very uplifting and pleasant.

Believe it or not, not everyone prefers a bouquet of fresh flowers. Many women have allergies, which prevent them from enjoying the subtle scent a fresh flower can bring. To accommodate these brides, many florists make bouquets of silk flowers. Instead of frowning at this idea, consider the advantage of silk flowers: like your love, silk flowers will never wither. They’re a keepsake that will last for years! In addition, silk flowers require less maintenance during the course of the evening, and they’re usually less costly.

However, if you have your heart set on a bouquet of real wedding flowers, have you considered wild flowers? This is a wonderful idea if you’re having a garden-style or country wedding in the outdoors. The colors and scents are spectacular and very pleasing to the senses. They will look magnificent with any dress in the spring or summer. Unfortunately, wildflowers do not really go with the ‘theme’ of a winter wedding.

If you haven’t decided what type of flowers to use for your wedding bouquet, mull these options over. Use your resources (such as the internet) to look at different varieties of silk flowers and real wild flowers. Several wildflowers that are suggested are: Queen Anne’s lace, poppies, Canada Lily, European Columbine, New England Aster, true forget-me-not, Indian blanket, and Carolina Spring Beauty.

Don’t be afraid to ask your local florist for quotes on bouquets of such flowers in comparison to other fresh flowers. You might discover that you’ll save a bundle going the route of wildflowers as opposed to a bouquet of roses and another variety. While you’re at the florist, ask to see pictures of different wildflower bouquets and silk bouquets (which they may have arranged). They say a picture says a thousand words! You might be blown away by a bouquet arrangement that you may not have considered before

Jen Carter is owner of My Wedding Blog, a free wedding planning guide about weddings. This article be found in our wedding flowers section. You may publish our articles on your website only if you do not edit the article in any way, and include all html as direct links to our site.

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