A flower shop aesthetic can be a bit of a challenge, and it’s important to keep it simple for your flowers, but there are a few tips for those who want to dress for a bouquet.
Here are a couple of quick pointers: dress for color A bouquet that’s too full of pink or purple can be too “pink,” and could be considered a bit too girly, says Rachel Levenson, a wedding planner at the Oregon Flowers Garden Center in Portland, Oregon.
The color of your bouquet should be a good indicator of what your wedding will look like.
“I like to have a white, gray or blue color, but I like to make sure it’s something that’s not overly formal,” Levensons says.
Make sure your bouquets have something to hold up The bouquet needs to stay on your table for a long time, so the longer it sits, the less the flowers will look vibrant.
To help you find the perfect bouquet, Levenons recommends pairing it with something that has a soft, velvety texture, like a soft pillow, a tissue or a piece of fabric.
“You don’t want it to be a stiff, stiff, rigid bouquet,” she says.
“The idea is to keep the bouquet soft and velvete.”
Soak the flowers The same principle applies to soaking the flowers in warm water for a while.
“There’s no need to take the flowers into the tub or into the sink, but you can just make sure the water is at room temperature,” Levasons says, adding that the more the flowers are soaking, the softer they’ll be.
To make the bouquet look more romantic, add a sparkle or sparkle in the background, Levason says.
Dress for your color and tone of the flowers A wedding bouquet can have a lot of different tones, and different colors can help create the most interesting bouquet possible.
“If you have a soft and pouty color, that could be very cute,” Levinsons says of a rose.
“That could be a nice surprise.”
You can also add an accent to the flowers, by adding a white bow on top or bottom of the bouq, which can be worn to the front of the wedding.
“It could look like a white dress or a white shirt, so you could put that bow on and say, ‘I’m the bride,'” Levasoni says.
For more on how to dress your flowers for a wedding, check out our guide to how to look your best for a ceremony.
Dress well with a white gown A wedding gown will always be an option for most couples, Levisons says—but not every couple needs a simple white dress.
“We think that a very simple white gown would be great for a casual day,” she adds.
“But if you want to make it a bit more formal, you could do something a little more formal and be a little bit more subdued.”
For more information on how bridal bouquettes look for your ceremony, see this guide to wedding bouquette basics.
Dress appropriately for your event Whether you’re going for a romantic look, a formal or casual look, there are certain dress requirements for a bridal ceremony.
Some of the most important things to look for include: A suit coat or a suit shirt