How To Choose A Wedding Bouquet That Is Right For You...

Most brides will try and avoid it as long as possible, but choosing a wedding bouquet is something that all brides-to-be will have to do eventually.

It's not an easy task though!

You have to pick a wedding bouquet that is right for you, and the rest of the bridal party, and suits the style and theme of your wedding.

And then you have to choose a bouquet that suits your bodyshape. Get this wrong, and rather than show off your best features, the bouquet will highlight your worst flaws. Definitely something you should avoid if you dont want to be cringing every time you see the wedding photos!

I'll let you know how to pick the right bouquet for your body shape shortly, but first I'd like to give you a little bit of advice...

Your friends and family will want to help you choose which bouquet you get. They'll have advice on colours, shapes, and flowers. If you're lucky they'll all be agreeing on what they like. But more likely, they'll all be giving you different and competing advice.

One friend will be advising on roses because she really likes them (She probably didn't get any roses from her boyfriend on Valentines day!) Another friend will be telling you to stay away from roses. (Probably because she got pricked by a rose last time she was gardening!)

One person will be advising that you need pale colors, while another will say that pale colors aren't very romantic!

Don't listen to any of them!

It's YOUR wedding, and it's YOUR opinion that counts. Thank your family and friends for their ideas, but choose something that YOU like.

Now that I've got that out of the way, I can tell you how to choose your bouquet...

Start by looking through some bridal magazines, and getting a sense of what you like, and what you don't like. You also might like to look at some of the Pictures of Wedding Bouquets available on this site.

While looking through the magazines and photos, try and answer these 6 questions in your head:

  1. What colors do you want?
  2. What flowers do you want?
  3. What shape do you want?
  4. What size bouquet do you want?
  5. What type of greenery do you want?
  6. Would you like fresh flowers, or silk flowers?

I could give some advice on answering these questions, but really, it's up to you. There are three things I'd like you to consider though...

Perhaps the most important thing to consider though is choosing the right style of bouquet for your body shape...

1. Short ladies:

I recommend that short ladies go for a large teardrop or sheath bouquet, as they need to add height. These two types of bouquets give the illusion of length, were as a posy would make you look more compact and shorten you even more.

2. Tall Ladies:

I recommend that tall ladies go for a large posy or a medium teardrop bouquet. A large posy will draw the eye down and give people a focal point so that they won't be focusing on your height. A medium teardrop will also draw the eye down so that your height looks a little more even.

3. Large Ladies:

I recommend that large ladies get a large bouquet. A small bouquet will exaggerate your width, and make you seem larger than you really are. Use a large bouquet, which will make you seem much slimmer.

You need to choose a wedding bouquet that is right for your body shape. This bouquet is elongated, so it would be useful to add height to a short lady

The trick is to choose a wedding bouquet shape that flatters you, but at the same time, make sure that it doesn't take too much focus away from you. After all, you want to have a beautiful wedding bouquet, but you want people to be looking at you, not your flowers!

I hope these guidelines help you when you are making a decision about your wedding bouquet. Always remember to go with what feels right- never choose a bouquet solely based on other peoples suggestions( or because your favourite movie star had that bouquet when they got married)