Flowers are one of the most important details of every wedding, adding timeless beauty and color while signifying the importance of this special day. No matter how big or small your wedding is, flowers set the tone and create a memorable celebration.
Once you’ve chosen your ceremony flowers, you’ll need to select personal flowers for your wedding party. We’ve recommended some of our most popular bridal bouquets as well as flowers that can be made into crowns, boutonnieres, and more!
Bouquets have been a part of weddings since ancient times. Originally carried by the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians to dispel bad luck and symbolize new beginnings, fertility, and joy, the practice of holding wedding flowers has evolved into an art form at modern weddings. While wedding bouquets were once composed of sprigs of herbs, today they can be a lush multicolored mix of flowers or a sleek arrangement of all one type of bloom.
- For the Bride
The bride’s bouquet is often the largest held arrangement. It is her day to shine and her bouquet should attract attention without covering up her dress. Some of our favorite bridal bouquets include Rose Gold, La Vie Est Belle, Bohemia, and Dove. If she is planning on preserving her bouquet later, then getting a duplicate bouquet for the bouquet toss is generally recommended.
- For the Bridesmaids
Smaller, but with the same feel as the bride’s bouquet, the bridesmaids’ bouquets should complement without stealing the attention. A good rule of thumb is to have half as many stems in the bridesmaids’ bouquets as in the bride’s. For example, if a bride is carrying our Dazzler bouquet in the Extraordinary size (30 stems), her bridesmaids can carry half that number. The Maid of Honor might carry our Classic size of 20 stems as her role is slightly more prominent.
A boutonniere is a small, single flower or cluster of flowers worn on a suit lapel. The groom, groomsmen, father of the bride, father of the groom, ushers, and ring bearer will all likely wear boutonnieres. Roses are by far the most popular choice for boutonnieres because they hold their elegant shape well. You can make your own boutonniere using a bouquet of roses, like The Avalon along with some greenery and floral tape. Use a corsage pin to attach the boutonniere.
Before choosing a corsage for the bride or groom’s mother, make sure to check their dresses to coordinate colors. For an elegant and timeless look, we suggest a wrist corsage made of white spray roses. However, if they favor bold colors, you can be more adventurous and use bright mixed flowers.
4. Flower Crowns / Hair Flowers
Flower crowns are a beautiful statement that many brides, bridesmaids and flower girls wear. Typically, they’ll be made with flowers that coordinate with the ceremony, but they can also be simple with white blooms and greenery. There’s also the option of pinning one or two flowers into your hair instead of a full crown.
Finally, make sure the flower girl(s) have enough petals to throw as they make their way down the aisle! Rose petals work best for this adorable tradition. One small basket of rose petals for each flower girl should be enough, but you can always bring extra petals as backup.
When it comes to your big day, flowers are an important part of making your dream wedding a reality. Choose ones that bring you the most joy and we’re certain your wedding party will love them as well!