The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Bouquets
While working through your wedding planning to-do’s, wedding florals are almost always near the top of the checklist. Aside from adding dynamic designs and pops of color to your big day, florals, especially wedding bouquets, serve as the focal point of every event and photo op. With this in mind, you’ll want to make sure that your wedding bouquets are bold, brilliant, and entirely inspired by you.
From the wedding bouquets to the reception centerpieces, we’re here to help you sort through a variety of ideas and help you find your perfect bouquets and floral look.
Tips and ideas for wedding bouquets
1.) Choose a wedding bouquet style you love
In today’s wedding scene, wedding bouquets are more than just a few matching florals bunched together. Now, there are dozens of bouquet styles that brides can choose from and put their own personal spin on. Three of our favorites which are ideal for Caribbean destination weddings include:
- Cascading bouquets: Those with a central bunch of florals that then features longer, draping blooms to create a whimsical, trailing look.
- Freeform bouquets: Looking to make a statement? A freeform bouquet is the perfect way to do so! With grandeur in mind, this is among the largest bouquet styles, allowing for a variety of different blooms and colors. By adding in some greenery, this bouquet can really come to life and take center stage on the big day.
- Posy bouquets: If simplicity is more your thing, then this is the ideal bouquet for you! Posy wedding bouquets feature a few blooms in an arrangement that is small enough to be held in one hand. Because of its size, it’s the perfect bouquet for moms as well as flower girls.
2.) Fuse the look into all other floral elements
Using your wedding bouquets as inspiration for all other floral concepts is one of the best options for brides and grooms. Not only does it save time by minimizing the need to select and design brand new looks, buy it also brings everything together for overall cohesiveness. This doesn’t mean that every bloom has to be identical — go ahead and add in different pops of color or some fanning palm leaves if you haven’t incorporated them yet! Instead, this allows you to use those existing bouquets to build out stunning, standout floral designs for every wedding event beyond the ceremony!
3.) Make them green with envy (in a good way!)
Who says bouquets can’t feature more greenery? You are in paradise — a region defined by swaying palm trees and lush landscapes — after all! By pairing soft white blooms with palm leaves, ivy, eucalyptus, or ferns, you can build stunning arrangements that are subtle in nature. Plus, they won’t take away from any tropical scenes (think: turquoise waters or a captivating sunset) as they will seamlessly blend in with the lush surroundings.
If you’re getting married in the summer months, we suggest a warmer color palette with pops of bright color and birds of paradise. But a destination wedding in the Caribbean doesn’t always mean you have to stick to a summery palette! For a winter wedding, deep shades of red, crisp golden florals, and touches of greenery are a perfect combination and will contrast well against the tropical backdrop.
Feeling inspired? Connect with your dedicated wedding entourage today to start planning all the details of your big day, including florals and wedding bouquets!