Post # 1
Is it just me, or are some people taking flower crowns to the next level? With the next level being just way too much and sort of ridiculous.
Don’t get me wrong, I love flower crowns. I think they are beautiful and romantic when just the right amount of flowers are used but when they over-extend and look awkward on the side of your head, I don’t get.
Like this for example:
The bride’s crown is alright, but the bridesmaids just look silly to be. (This is a styled shoot by the way.
On the other hand:
These look beautiful.
I know it’s just a personal preference but what do you girls think?
Post # 3
@mylittleviolett: Squeals! They are sooo pretty! If things had worked out differently and I’d gotten my dream wedding, that’s the kind of headpiece I planned on wearing. Yellow orchids, specifically, as the focus.
Post # 4
@mylittleviolett: I agree some are just too much for my personal taste but everyone has differing syles but for me yes way too much!
I tend to like ones more like this…..a little more simple where you actually notice the brides face. Some of the largers ones I tend to just look at the flowers!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah I agree. I had one for my wedding and it was SO hard to find an inspiration pic to show the florist, because all the ones on the Internet were ginormous! Even the ones you posted as nice look too big to me… I think they’ll look really goofy and dated in the future.
Here’s what I ended up with 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with the above examples. I think it’s just a hard thing to pull off right, and if you don’t have an eye for it, you can look slightly clownish, like the bridesmaid on the left in the first photo (the worst offender, IMO).
My FI has chimed in that flowers in the hair are, in his opinion, not wedding-appropriate, because they are too casual, like for a picnic in the park, and that alll these ladies (ETA: in the first two posts) look a bit silly, like they’re dressing up as fairies… I kinda see his point, though you’d think you could do formal flowers, even in hair. I’m not sure. I guess I won’t have flowers in my hair on our wedding, but I still kind of like the idea in theory.
One thing I’m sure of is that it is hard to pull off and easily goes wrong!
Post # 7
@lolot: And yours I would also say is just right! You were stunning!
Post # 8
I actually think all of the above examples are gorgeous flower crowns; however, I think the appropriateness of a bride wearing one is completely dependant upon the style of wedding she is having.
I chose to wear a veil, but I knew even before I got engaged that I would have my flower girls wear flower crowns regardless of my wedding style. They’re little girls, so they don’t need any kind of excuse to be whimsical! 🙂
My maternal aunt made me a dainty flower crown to wear during my First Communion when I was in the second grade, and I remember how much I adored it, so I wanted to do the same for my flower girls (who are also my paternal cousins). It was all the more special because I had that same aunt help me make the flower girl crowns, so it was a nice way to involve her in the wedding.
We went what some might consider a “little much” with the crowns, but I wasn’t having a religious or very formal ceremony, I loved them, and they loved them, so we just did it!
Post # 9
I really wanted a flower crown for our wedding, this one to be specific:
Now, my problem was that I saw this and went “I can totally do that myself”. I purchased all the material and started to work on it. Once I was done and put it on I looked like someone that was about to skip around in the Alps in a musical. It was way too big and I looked beyond silly. Eventually I ended up with this as some sort of compromise:
So, I agree with you – flower crowns can easily become way over the top!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm
Gah I love floral crowns! Unfortunately they would not look right with my dress and I always wanted to wear a veil, and your wedding is literally the only time you will be able to wear a veil so that is what I am going with.
I might wear a floral crown to the rehearsal though – we will see 🙂 I do also agree that when they start to get too big they look cartoonish or not right – I think the smaller ones are much more whimsical and romantic – so pretty!
Post # 11
I love a flower crown. All the ones I’ve seen from real weddings are great, but ones from photo shoots seem to go way too big.
They just start to remind me of this:
Post # 12
The left bridesmaid in the first picture looks like she has a major migraine in due to the MASSIVE floral arrangement on her head. She looks ridiculous.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@weddingbound: thank you, lovely!
@AZ_April_Showers: I think you’re right that it depends on the setting. We had an outdoor, semi-casual, very festive affair and so it felt just right, whereas a cathedral veil would have been goofy. I love your little girls’ crowns!
Post # 14
@KateByDesign: Haha definitely. And my husband just said what if you get stung by a bee, then what are you going to do? lol
Post # 15
@Kit_Kath: This is true. Usually the ones you see in real weddings are perfect and tasteful but the ones from photo shoots are horrid.
Post # 16
@weddingbound: See, that first one is so pretty. But when you make it look like a bouquet is on your head then it is out of control.