10 Tips for Choosing and Making The Most of Your Bridal Bouquet

Your bridal bouquet is a unique, once in a lifetime accessory. When else in your lifetime would you be able to carry around a beautiful bouquet of flowers specially crafted for you? It is most likely though that to your husband to be, a bunch of flowers is probably the last thing on his mind. However, if you didn’t realise already, the bouquet will actually be more prominent compared to your ring as you’re walking down the aisle.

As we won’t be getting much help from him, we have the experts fromLavieFloto help you answer questions such as; what flowers should you include in your bouquet? What shapes or colours work best with your dress? How big should your bouquet be? How can I get a bouquet that will last for two separate events? They also share extra tips on making the most of your wedding bouquet, so read on!

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Choose your wedding dress before your flowers

When you meet your florist for the first time, ideally at this point in the wedding plan timeline you would have already selected your dress and settled on an ideal theme. Bring the photo of the dress along for a better picture or share your Idea Book. Florists cannot stress enough that the design of your bouquet highly dependent on the style, shape and detail of your dress.

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Consider the shape and size of your bouquet carefully

The fundamentals to a good bouquet design are that it should not drown you, hide the silhouette of the dress or create unbalanced the lines. Usually both bouquet shape and size is measured according to the frame size of the bride. Florists usually have different diameters of bridal bouquets that suit different needs. For example if you’re a petite girl, the bouquet should be smaller and must never outshine the bride in the wedding photos.

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Find out what flowers are in season on your wedding day

Being in South East Asia, we are lucky that we are not directly affected by the seasons as florist usually are able to get most flowers by importing them.LavieFloimports their flowers from Japan and Kunming, says they are not affected by flower season but there are more common flora used for weddings throughout the year. Namely Roses, Hydrangeas, Tuberoses, Pompom Mums, Calla Lillies and Dendrobiums. Only unique colors may require additional lead-time for delivery. Just advise your florist beforehand!

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Consider the exact colour of your wedding/ROM dress

You may think that everything goes with white but colour is key, particularly with whites, ivories and creams as there are so many different shades! Your florists can recommend the precise type of bloom to work well with the exact colour of your dress. Don’t neglect matching your bridesmaid’s dresses too.

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Florists often advise to have some contrasting colours for bridal bouquets against the dress; the bouquet colours should not blend in with the dress. But don't forget that the theme colour should be a harmonious combination at the end of the day!

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Make it personal

Brooches are a lovely way to put the finishing touches on the handle. If you have a family heirloom such as an antique brooch, a meaningful lace hanky or even spare material if you are having your dress made or altered, these can be used to add a personal touch.

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How to hold your bouquet

As you make your dramatic entrance down the wedding aisle, practice by holding your bouquet in one hand, just below your hip, slightly away from your body with your elbows pointed out just a bit to reveal the curve of your waist making that silhouette of your gorgeous bodice visible. Alternatively, you could just grab the arms of the person walking you down the aisle as this will open your shoulders and create a more relaxed look for the photographers!

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Choose a comfortable bouquet

Keep in mind that your bouquet should also really feel comfortable in your hands as you would be the main focus and looking awkward, hunched or lopsided carrying a large bunch of flowers would ruin it.

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Make it picture perfect

Close up pictures of your bouquet are divine, so be sure to ask your photographer to take some close ups. If you’ve chosen aLavieFloBridal Bouquet, the bride can collect her bouquet as early as 6 months prior to her wedding date if she is using it for ROM & Pre-wedding photoshoot. This also translates to more time to practice used to it! LavieFlo even provides maintenance services within the gap of the multi-event dates.

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Keep your bouquet looking fresh into the evening… and more!

If you have a traditional hand tied bouquet, you are likely to be able to refresh it at the end of the day by cutting an inch of the stems and popping it into water.LavieFlo’sBridal Bouquets are hassle free; no watering or chilling needed throughout the duration. They just need to be handled with care to avoid damage and you can save them for your next wedding occasion!

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Enjoy your beautiful bouquet and you don’t have to toss it, you could always preserve it!

With aLavieFloBridal Bouquet, you probably will hesitate at tossing the bouquet! It's easy to lose track of the bridal bouquet after it's tossed. If you want to save it, have the florist make a "toss bouquet" -- a small, inexpensive flower arrangement made to be thrown over the shoulder to guests.

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With an everlasting bridal bouquet byLavieFlo, the bridal bouquet can be used repeatedly in the pre-wedding photoshoot, ROM and eventually on the actual wedding day itself even if these events are months apart and at multiple locations. So you end up saving a ton on your budget as you do not have to spend an exorbitant amount on flowers that won’t last more than 12 hours!

Like most bridal bouquets, the LavieFlo Bridal Bouquet can be customised to your favourite flower and colour but unlike regular fresh flora, a LavieFlo bouquet does not have an expiry date; as it will not wilt. However, the condition will slowly deteriorate depending on the environment it is kept in and natural wear and tear. 

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Ultimately, the couple could still keep the bouquet as a display item by having the bouquet re-arranged into a flower arrangement for your future home, or framing it up in an acrylic box after the wedding. If you want to find out more about everlasting flowers, clickHERE.

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