1. Choose your bridal outfit first
The colour palette of your wedding bouquet should complement and enhance your outfit, whether it’s a classic white wedding dress or a traditional lengha. Take a photo of it along to meetings with your florist so they can advise on which flowers they recommend.
2. Be seasonal
While you may be a fan of bright tropical florals, if you’re getting married in the winter these flowers won’t be available and they’ll look out of place. You’ll spend more money on sourcing them and they’ll have to travel far. Instead go for a more sustainable, seasonal and local option; wildflowers are our favourite.
3. Opt for comfort
You may be holding your bouquet for a while so for a budding romance, make sure it’s manageable. It may look enchanting to have lots of hanging green foliage but if they get caught in your kaleeras it may become a thorny issue.
4. Consider the bouquet shape
There is no one specific design when it comes to bridal bouquets. Just like you’ll be researching your jewellery and accessories, try holding round bouquets, shaped bouquets and even fan bouquets where flowers are attached to a fan – your florist can assist with this.
5. Know your body shape
Whether you’re curvaceous, tall or petite, think about how your bouquet will compliment your overall look. For example, cascading bouquets with larger flowers suit curvy figures, while small buds wouldn’t look as effective.