Beautiful vs. Over-the-top flower crowns

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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!


Just right



Too much!



Post # 5
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

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
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@lolot:  And yours I would also say is just right! You were stunning!

Post # 8
29 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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!

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