How to Choose a Hand Bouquet for Your Wedding

xpressfThere are so many things on a bride’s to-do list.  Each detail contributes to the whole.  This applies to the bride’s hand bouquet.  This seemingly small detail is likely to end up in most of your photos, so having it blend well with your dress, venue and colors is important.  Choosing one can feel overwhelming with so many options and ideas out there.  So, how can you choose a hand bouquet for your wedding?

This can seem a difficult task, but making a smart decision that you will love is really just a matter of breaking the process down into steps.  Here are a few easy to follow suggestions to make your bouquet an outstanding success.

1. Find a florist you think you would like to use.  It is usually a good idea to visit or call a few to see what they can offer you.  Having trouble knowing where to start?  Try looking through the phone book, online or even ask some of your friends and family for referrals.

2. Choosing Flowers.  Once you have a florist, the next step is deciding on the type of flowers. The way to have the prettiest, freshest flowers is to pick ones that are in season.  This will also help in pricing and availability.

3. Picking your color.  Picking your colors may not be that difficult depending on your dress, the dresses of the bridesmaids and the types of flowers you have already selected.  While your flowers do not have to match these colors, you want to be sure that they will not clash.  With this step, keep in mind that your bouquet is likely to be photographed as much as you are.  Your florist can help guide you in choosing complimentary colors.

4. Select a style.  Finding a bouquet that suits your personal taste and style will help keep it unique.  Likely there is a list of styles and sizes that the florist provides.  However, do not be afraid to ask about adding personal touches or tweaking a design so that it becomes what you want it to be.  This is the part where you can really make the hand bouquet your own.

Planning a wedding takes time, vision and attention to detail.  Finding the bouquet that works for you does not have to be a long and drawn out process.  By following a few suggestions and selecting a florist that is willing to work with you, you can create something beautiful.  The hand bouquet is a pretty reminder of all that is wrapped up in the wedding day.  Long after those blooms have faded, photos will serve as reminders of the happy festivities that event celebrated.

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