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What Wedding Party Flowers Are You Using?

Before you make an appointment with your florist you should know a little bit about what you are looking for. Do you know what wedding party flowers you will need? If not, read on.


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The Bouquets

The bridal bouquet may very well be the only flower you are sure of what you want. Many times brides have in mind what their own bouquet will look like even if they do not have any idea what the rest of the flowers will be. The bride's bouquet is generally larger than the bridesmaids, even though it may match in colors and flower types. Choosing wedding party flowers usually starts with choosing the bridal bouquet. Once the bride makes her choice of what to carry the other flowers are usually chosen based on the original choice.

When choosing the bouquet you may decide to follow a traditional or romantic view of bridal bouquets and stick with whites, ivories or blush colored flowers. If you want to show more color in your bouquet then you may choose to incorporate your wedding colors into the bouquet, the choice is yours. The bouquet will be in many pictures that you will cherish for years to come so think about what look you are going for or what you think would look the best or make you happiest on your wedding day.

Beautiful White and Yellow Rose Bouquet

Besides the main bridal bouquet the bride will also need to throw away bouquet as well as flowers for her hair if she so chooses to use them. Once you choose the bridal bouquet it is time to choose the rest of the wedding party flowers.

The bridesmaids also have bouquets just like the bride, but theirs tend to be smaller in size. Many bridesmaids bouquets look very similar to the brides, or at least share some similar attributes. If you want them to be different they should be similar in some way. For instance they could use the same flowers, the same color flowers or the same shape or type of bouquet as the bride's bouquet. If you want the maid of honor bouquet to stand out, especially if you have a large bridal party, you can make her bouquet larger than the other bridesmaids or unique in some way. What other wedding party flowers do you need?

The Boutonnieres

Boutonnieres are small flowers which people in the wedding as well as very close family wear with their suit or tuxedo. When planning the flowers and decorations for a wedding a bride needs to decide whether or not to include these flowers and if so which ones to use.

Pink wedding boutonnieres

When choosing your wedding party flowers , if you choose to use boutonnieres and want to use them in the traditional way you would choose a rose with a leaf behind it. If you choose this boutonniere you should remember that this is a large flower. If you want a more contemporary look you could opt for smaller flowers such as an orchid or lavender. Ultimately the choice is yours, although you may find that you get a lot of opinions from the men who will be wearing them. If you are unsure you should talk to your florist, they should have more recommendations and be able to show you examples.

If you decide to use boutonnieres you should try to incorporate something from the bridal bouquet into your final selection. If it is not the same type of flower you can make it the same color. Boutonnieres are worn by the groom, the groomsmen, the ushers, the ring bearer, the father of the bride, the father of the groom as well as any living grandfathers.

The Corsage

Corsages are the wedding party flowers that the mother of the bride, the mother of the groom and the grandmothers wear. Corsages are also a type of flower that some brides choose not to use as they may seem a little outdated. It is not difficult to access boutonnieres with dark colored suits and tuxedos but it can be daunting to pick one style of corsage for several women wearing different colored and styles of apparel for your wedding.

Red Rose corsage flowers

If you choose not to use corsages but you want to honor the woman closest to the bride and groom you can certainly bring this up with your florist. These days many florists have other options to utilize flowers in these outfits. Corsages pinned onto the dress, flowers worn around the wrists or even flowers made to look like jewelry is possible.

Your Flower Girl

flower girl white flower basket and pale yellow petals

If you choose to have a flower girl of course there will be more flowers to choose! The flower girl has 3 basic things you will need. First the flower girl may wear a headpiece, a wreath laced with flowers. Second the basket she carries can be decorated further with flowers. Finally you will need to choose the petals which she will throw. You will need to decide if her petals and other decorations are either real or silk.

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