Inspiration Bouquet vs Actual Bouquet

posted 4 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Did your bouquet match your inspiration bouquet, for the most part?
    Yes : (53 votes)
    60 %
    No : (22 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @mrscash:  Wow, they look completely different! I’m so sorry you didn’t get what you asked for. I would have been so upset….flowers are so important on your big day.

    Here are my inspiration pictures….I was going for light pinks and cream with a lace wrap to match my dress. I asked for small carnations, peonies and roses with light greenery and pearl accents (to match my theme)

    Lace wrap (my dress was ivory lace)

    My bouquet (I don’t have my professional pics back yet)

    She did the lace wrap with pearl pins and it looked so pretty!

    Post # 4
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @mrscash:  I’m sorry your florist didn’t listen to what you wanted 🙁 .. First pic is my inspiration bouquet and second pic is my actual bouquet.. She did add lavender flowers but I think it came out beautiful and I loved it.

    Sorry I don’t have my pro pics back either.

    Post # 5
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I thought mine turned out perfectly – but then I didn’t have super-duper strong opinions about my bouquet.


    My inspiration pic for shape:






    My inspiration for color:





    My actual:





    Post # 6
    1579 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club



    Mine was almost spot-on.


    Post # 7
    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My inspiration pic was a floral arrangement rather than a bouquet, and I think the florists got REASONABLY close with what they came up with. I just felt like my bouquet should have been a bit bigger — it was about the same size as the bridesmaids’ bouquets (which were exquisite).

    Inspiration pic:

    Actual bouquet:

    Post # 9
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Inspiration bouquet:

    Real bouquet:


    I think they did a great job!  It’s more pink than I wanted but I ended up liking it more.  Plus I think they used more peonies.  The boutonnières were done to match too.  I was happy with them all.  A weird thing with all the bouquets I found in Paris was that they wrapped them all with those giant green leaves.  I’ve never seen it before but I thought it was pretty unique so I kept it that way instead of unwrapping the leaf and adding ribbon.

    Post # 10
    8476 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013


    Actual (DIY from fiftyflowers and Costco)


    Post # 12
    3122 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine wasn’t exact but I loved it!  Wasn’t wild about the folded leaves, but I actually got a lot of compliments on them.





    Actual bouquet



    Post # 13
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @mrscash and PPs:  did you give your florist a color photo of your bouquet and told her to match it?  I’m curious as to how some of them could be farther off from the inspiration than others.  I want to make sure my florist is spot on with what I want.  Thanks!

    Post # 14
    3003 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I did not have any true inspiration pics. Just a lot of what I liked and didn’t like. My only beef was we specifically asked for lavender spray roses and the online portfolio she sent had a color like this:



    I walked down the aisle to see all the men wearing these:



    That is not the same rose….and kinda looks like crap. Not to mention my dad decided all the men needed pocket squares when I had specifically said no….. I may just ask the photog to photoshop them all out before we do an album so the offensive roses do no appear.


    Here’s what my bouquet was…same f’ing ‘lavender’ roses…


    I would not be so upset over the lavender if we hadn’t had a trial viewing with the same color and said we did not want that.

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