Tips for ordering a bridal bouquet

The bridal bouquet is what completes any bride’s look. But how do you select the right one? Read our tips for ordering a bridal bouquet here!

Meanings of the flowers and their colours

Some couples don’t care much about this aspect, while others attach a great deal of importance to the meanings of the flowers in a bridal bouquet and their colours. Regardless of whether you are superstitious, it can be useful to know that anemones signify loneliness and anticipation, whereas aquilegia symbolises untrustworthiness. It would be best to avoid flowers such as these two in a bridal bouquet.

Who should order the bridal bouquet?

Traditionally, the groom is supposed to bring his bride her bouquet and hand it to her when he picks her up from her parental home. As such, the groom used to be the one to pay for the bridal bouquet. If you want to do things in the traditional way, make sure that the groom has a fabric sample of the wedding dress and a colour chart to show to the florist. This way, you are able to ensure that the bridal bouquet will match the dress, without the groom having to see the dress before the wedding.

However, the bride is often the one to pick out the bridal bouquet nowadays, or at least indicate what she would like, making the composition of the bridal bouquet a much easier task.

When is the wedding date?

We recommend that you order any bridal flowers from your florist around 6 weeks before the wedding date, so make sure to take plenty of time to get a good idea of what you want. What kinds of flowers would you like, what kind of style do you like and which colours do you want to feature?

On top of that, it is important for you to take into account the season. A lot of flowers are not as easily available year-round; a summer flower will be harder to get in winter. Therefore, many florists will not have those kinds of flowers in stock in winter.