Tips & Ideas
If you need help selecting your natural touch or silk bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and other details, here are some tips & ideas to assist you.
Selecting Your Bridal Bouquet
First find the natural touch or silk bridal bouquet that you love and then select the rest of your coordinating natural touch or silk wedding flowers. We recommend that your bridal bouquet have an added detail and or flower type or color not included in the bridesmaids bouquets to make it more special and unique. Added details may include, faceted bead, pearl, or rhinestone sprays, loops of grass, etc.. More color is always better in a bridal bouquet to prevent the bouquet from blending with your gown and getting lost in photos. Additional greens are a great way to prevent blending if you prefer the more traditional all ivory or white bouquet.
Selecting Your Bridal Party Bouquets
We recommend that you select flower colors that compliment your bridal party gowns and include bits of the gown color within the arrangement and or stem wraps and or accent details to avoid the bouquets from blending with the gowns and getting lost in photos. We recommend that you select not more than two bouquet designs as having too many different designs in the bridal party tend to create a disorganized look. The more that the bouquets coordinate the better they look in a group, especially in wedding photos.The bridal party bouquets are usually a smaller version of the bridal bouquet. Matron of honor bouquets are typically a size smaller than the bride, yet larger than the bridesmaids bouquets. Junior bridesmaid bouquets are typically a size smaller than the bridesmaid bouquets. Flower girl bouquets are typically the smallest size bouquet or a wand may be an option.
Selecting Your Corsages
Who gets a boutonniere? The groom, both fathers, the best man, groomsmen, ushers, and others that you wish to recognize such as other members of your family, close friends, grandfathers, a pastor or readers. We recommend that the groom have a boutonniere different from the groomsmen in a color that coordinates with the brides bouquet and gown. Fathers' boutonnieres should match the mothers' corsages. All other boutonnieres should coordinate with the bridesmaids bouquets.
Who gets a corsage? Mothers and grandmothers usually get a corsage and others that you wish to recognize such as members of your family, attendants, aunts, close friends, or readers. Should they all be the same? We recommend that the Mother of the bride have a corsage that coordinates with the bride and the rest match the bridal party.
We can customize all of our boutonnieres and corsages to coordinate with your bridal bouquet. If you don not find what you are looking for contact us with your request!
STEM WRAP OPTIONS:
See our BOUQUET EMBELLISHMENT SECTION specifically designed for you to customize your own bouquet stem wrap and add embellishments such as brooch's or jewels to your bouquet.
Pattern ribbon with two accent ribbons and brooch
Pattern ribbon with one accent ribbon and brooch
Solid ribbon with two rhinestone ribbons and brooch
Solid ribbon with ballerina lace, brooch placement on top and pearl seam
Solid ribbon with ballerina lace, brooch placement in the middle and accent rhinestones
Solid ribbon with a ballerina lace, brooch placement on top middle and accent rhinestones
Solid ribbon with three brooch's
Rhinestone Stem Wraps
Rhinestone stem wrap placement selections
Pearl Seam Colors
Faceted Bead Flowers
Boutonniere and Corsage Details
Seven Inches Wide = an average of seven to nine flowers and a minimum of seven inches in diameter.
Eight Inches Wide = an average of nine to twelve flowers and a minimum of eight inches in diameter.
Nine Inches Wide = an average of thirteen to sixteen flowers and a minimum of nine inches in diameter.
Ten Inches Wide = an average of seventeen to eighteen flowers and a minimum of ten inches in diameter.
Eleven Inches Wide = an average eighteen to twenty flowers and a minimum of eleven inches in diameter.
Twelve Inches Wide = an average of twenty to twenty four flowers and a minimum of twelve inches in diameter.
Eighteen Inch (Cascade) = an average of twenty one to twenty four flowers and a minimum of eighteen inches concave from the bouquet outer edge facing bride to the tip.
Twenty Inch (Cascade) = an average of twenty four to twenty seven flowers and a minimum of twenty inches concave from the bouquet outer edge facing bride to tip.
Twenty Two (Cascade) = an average twenty seven to thirty flowers and a minimum of twenty two inches concave from the bouquet outer edge facing bride to tip.
Please note the flower quantities are estimates and the final flower count depends upon the size and type of flowers used. Smaller flowers may contain more, larger flowers may contain less.
We feel that these units of measurement are required to allow you to obtain an accurate depiction of your bouquet size. We want to ensure that you love your bouquet and it is the exact bouquet size that you desire. So grab a measuring tape and see what size best fits you.