The history and traditions of the bridal bouquet

The bridal bouquet is for most brides a bare necessity.  Whether one is planning on a big church wedding with reception and dinner at a magnificent castle, or just keeping it simple and planning on a city hall wedding, the bridal bouquet is the most common and sort after bridal accessories. The Veil, the big dress, the blue, the old and the borrowed are not always represented, but it is seldom that you come across a bride without a beautiful bouquet.

It is tradition for the groom to provide the bouquet, but in most cases the bride or the bride’s mom has a say in the design of the bouquet.

But if you are a traditional groom, we have some tips for you. When you go to the florist there are a few information’s that will help in designing the perfect bouquet for your wife to be. They may want to know the color of the dress – and yes I do know it is probably white, but what sort of white color is it? Cream, champagne, clear white or perhaps egg shell. It might help to bring a fabric sample from the dress..

It is also a good idea to bring a photo of the bride. Her statue is important, because it says a lot about which bouquets she can pull off. The bride is not to disappear behind a mountain of flowers. As the bridal gown may change the statue a bit, it can be a good idea to know which type of dress the bride will be wearing – is it a ball gown, A-line or maybe a  mermaid gown?

Our last recommendation should be the easy one, but can prove to be difficult – trust your instincts. One must assume that the groom would be the person knowing the bride best, but when it comes to following instincts it can be a tough job being a groom. Just remember that then it comes down to it, the most important thing for the bride is that her husband to be is enchanted with her looks. She will love the bouquet you choose because you choose it. This last rule apply to most bride’s. As a  groom you can only sat praise to the fact that tradition tells you to choose the bouquet and not the dress.

The bridal bouquets as we know it dates back to the 1880’s. Before then the bride wore a smaller chest bouquet attached to her dress. The fashion have changed over the years, but the bouquet has always been in fashion.