The bridesmaids’ bouquets should be smaller than the bride’s but should echo a feature of hers, whether in shape, color, or type of flower. They should also complement the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses, so bring your florist a picture for reference. If you’re planning to have the bridesmaids’ place their bouquets on the cake table during reception, keep the cake and linen colors in mind as well. Although you want everyone in the wedding party to look like they belong together, the bridesmaids don’t have to carry identical bouquets. If you’re indecisive your bridesmaids bouquets take a look at the following gorgeous options.
Ranunculus is one of my favorite accent flowers to use in a bridesmaids bouquet. A surreal shape and amazing color range – white, yellow-gold, bronze, orange, scarlet, and vivid green, among others – makes ranunculus a standout accent in arrangements.
With a small bridal party of up to three bridesmaids, it looks better if the bouquets are alike. With a larger bridal party, you can explore some variation.
The color of their bouquets might match, but each could be composed of a different flower, tulips for one, roses for another, dahlias, for the third. Or the colors could graduate, starting with pale pink and deepening to magenta. If the bridesmaids’ dresses vary in style, keep the bouquets more uniform so that effects doesn’t get out of hand.
Amaranthus fits the bill when you want your bouquets to drips. This flower is also often used at the ceremony and in tall centerpieces. It’s a very distinctive-looking flower, so people tend to either love it or hate it.
Chocolate cosmos are my second favorite accent flower to incorporate into bridesmaids’ bouquets. The brownish red hue makes it a hit with brides using chocolate in their color scheme, and it’s cocoa sent never fails to delight. The flower makes a cool accent to pale green or pink blooms and a sophisticated mix with red.
Lisianthus is a sweet looking flower that can resemble a rose or a poppy, that comes comes in white, pink, and purple. Considered a filler flower, as it’s not assertive enough to stand on it’s own, it beautifully rounds out a romantic bouquet.
The stephanotis makes for a beautiful accent flower. Don’t let the beauty fool you though, they have no stems, so florist insert a wire and tape them to other blossoms in order to make them functional, making them a little on the pricey side. These star-shaped flowers mix well with roses in romantic arrangements, as their star shape brakes up the roundness, and they can also work with orchids for a tropical or architectural look.
The maid of honor’s bouquet can be slightly different so that she stands out from the other bridesmaids. You might use the same flowers but have different color ribbons trailing from her bouquet so that the effect doesn’t get out of hand.
Viburnum is a beautiful flower to incorporate into your bridesmaids’ bouquets. A sometimes-overlooked accent flower, viburnum can fill space in a bouquet or create a fluffy effect to any arrangement. Pale green viburnum can look ultramodern when mixed with burgundy or hot pink blooms, but can look equally at home in a garden style bouquet.
Roses are the best all-around bouquet flower, roses are showy, romantic, hardy, and come in so many colors that they can be worked into any color scheme.