Choosing the Perfect Color Palette for Your Bridal Bouquet
Flowers are one of the most important aspects of your wedding you'll be happy you splurged on! Explore how to choose the perfect colors for your bridal bouquet.
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So you're getting married- congratulations! Getting ready for a life of wonder, happiness, and laughter with the person you love is always an exciting prospect, but getting ready for the wedding? Well, that's stressful.
Each year, Americans spend an average of 60 billion dollars on wedding and ceremony expenses, so just thinking about that may illicit images of financial drain. Not just that, but there's so much to throw together in time for your special day that you likely feel spread really thin.
Luckily, there's one thing you don't have to stress about- your bridal bouquet. Once you figure out what you want, you can get the bouquet of your dreams fairly quickly and affordably. Here, we're going to get you started with some ideas on how to pick the perfect color palette for the bouquet that you'll carry down the aisle... and cherish for the rest of your life in photographs.
Think About Flower Types
When choosing the perfect color palette for your bouquet, it's crucial to first decide what type of flowers you want to carry down the aisle. After all, different types of flowers come in different colors, so you won't be able to choose a palette until you have all the facts about what kinds of colors your chosen flower comes in.
There are a couple interesting ways to think about choosing flower types. One common factor in making this decision is what flowers mean the most to you as a couple. Are there a certain type of flower your partner brought on your first date? That might be the way to go, then.
Another interesting and unique way to select a flower type is by researching the Victorian language of flowers. A tradition created at the same time that the white wedding dress was popularized by Queen Victoria, people in the 1800s believed that each flower had its own meaning. For a unique flair, get a flower that has a great meaning for you and your spouse-to-be.
Use Your Theme
Everyone knows that a good theme is key to any party, and a wedding is no different. You want everything to tie together in some way or another. This, of course, means that you need a themed color scheme.
Do you want your wedding to elicit a sense of warmth? Go with pinks and buttercream yellows. Innocence and beauty? Any and all pastel colors will do the trick. Or what about sexy maturity and passion? Bright reds are perfect, of course!
There are silk bridal bouquets to fit all kinds of themes, so check them out!
Match Your Fashion
You probably already have a color scheme in mind for your wedding. This is likely the color that you've dressed your bridesmaids in and will accent your dress with by wearing jewelry. Since the pictures you take at your wedding will include these fashion elements, you don't want your bouquet to clash with them.
Make sure that whatever color palette you select for your wedding bouquet matches the dresses and accessories you and other women in the wedding party will be boasting.
This doesn't necessarily mean an exact match is necessary- you can (and likely should) have a sky blue bouquet despite the fact that your bridesmaids are wearing indigo. You just really don't want to clash.
Love Your Colors
Your wedding bouquet is going to be in photo albums that you'll be sifting through for years to come. If you play your cards right and get silk or sola wood flowers (more info to come), you may even be able to look at the bouquet itself for the rest of your life.
This means you're going to want to choose your favorite colors for your bouquet (and your entire wedding theme, to be honest.) If you can't stand the sight of green, you shouldn't be carrying green flowers down the aisle no matter how interesting they look. On the flipside, if you love soft lilac, then you should just get soft lilac flowers.
Your wedding is your own, and colors set the mood that your entire wedding will bring to you on your special day. Make sure you're setting the right vibe.
Make It Last
While you'll always have wedding photographs to look back on with your spouse and smile at, you may want another type of memorabilia from your wedding, too- the bouquet itself. Particularly if you choose the right color palette, these flowers will be able to be used as centerpieces for future events with the family you'll build with your spouse... or just as nostalgic home decorations.
But, you may be asking, how is this possible? Flowers die! Well, this isn't always the case.
Sola wood flowers are inexpensive and come in whatever color palette you've decided on. They're even more perfect because they last forever, just like the memories of your wedding.
Get the Perfect Bridal Bouquet
Planning a wedding is a huge challenge, but the perfect bouquet shouldn't be something to stress about. As long as you think about the type of flower you want, love the color you select, and customize it to be specific to your relationship, you'll be golden (or blue or pink or yellow).
Now that you know how to pick the perfect palette for your bridal bouquet, contact us to learn more about your options for silk and sola wood flowers! We'll help you create a bouquet that honors your relationship and incorporates your favorite colors.
Congratulations again! May your special day be one to remember.