Like most brides, you want to have a beautiful bouquet when you walk down the aisle; but there are a number of ways that you can customize your bouquet to make it stand out! The bridal bouquet is typically a bit larger than the bridesmaids’ bouquets, as well as a bit fancier. This is the first step of your bouquet’s uniqueness. Adding touches to the wrapping of flowers’ stems is another way to personalize your bouquet. Let your artistic side shine! Whether you’re looking for slight enhancements to give your bouquet some personality or an entirely new twist on bridal flowers, don’t be afraid to have some fun with it. Talk with your florist about your ideas. A good florist should be able to work with your floral vision (dependant, of course, on your budget) and will probably have his or her own creative designs to contribute.
Source (clockwise from top left): Flowers by Elizabeth of Long Branch, photo by Darren LeBlanc Photography; Petals on Page Floral Design, photo by The Studio Photographers; Mr. Alan’s Original Florist, photo by Contemporary Image Photography; Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co, photo by Adia Photography
- Choose a ballerina wrap for the stem of your bouquet (wrapped the way a ballerina wraps his/her shoes). Use ribbon of multiple colors, sizes and types – such as chiffon – to add texture and beauty.
- Add sequins, rhinestones or pearl pins
- Add a monogram brooch or pin for the initial of the last name you two will now share
- Tie small (postage-sized) photographs to ribbon. This is a great opportunity to include pictures of loved ones that have passed away and, therefore, cannot be there physically to share in your special day. Tie the ribbon around the stem of the bouquet
- Hang or pin one or multiple charms on the stem, such as a cross, angel or any other symbolic ornament.
- Tie an elegant bow with the ribbon used to tie the stem. Let the ends of the bow hang anywhere from two to 10 inches, whichever you prefer
- Have customized ribbon printed with your wedding date (or you and your groom’s names) on it.
Source (clockwise from top left): Amazonas Exotic Floral Designs, photo by The Studio Photographers; Flowers by Burton, photo by JoVon Photography; Floral Sentiments, photo by The Studio Photographers; Still Life Fine Event Design, photo by Vanessa Joy Photography; Regency Design Group, photo by Abella Wedding Studios