(Closed) Bouquet size: how do you get it right?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did your florist tell you how many flowers she was using in your bouquet?

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was concerned about the size of my bouquet.  I am doing all peonies, and my florist gave me an option of doing a 12 or 20 peony bouquet.  I told her I’d rather do 20, but explained to her that since I’m petite, I’d be worried that it would overwhelm me.  She seemed to understand, and said we could discuss it closer the wedding when she can evaluate how big the peony blooms would be.  I would definitely reiterate your concern to your florist.

As far as Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets, I think it would look best to have their bouquets be smaller than yours.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen them bigger than the bride’s.

Post # 5
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my florist is actually the one that mentioned this concern to me, on our second consult when she brought our samples, she went through three different sizes and had me stand up in front of the mirror and walk around the house a lil so we could all get a feel for which one was the right size!

Fiance, me, and the florist alll agreed on the one we chose!

Post # 6
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Can you find a picture of a bouquet you love and then count the blooms?

Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I wouldn’t do Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets bigger than the bridal bouquet, but if they were the same size but in a different color and/or different flower, that might work. Perhaps do the same number of blooms in each but more filler in yours?

Post # 8
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Funny I was worried about the same thing and thought it was just me.  I saw picture where the bouquet was huge and I told my florist I didn’t want that, but also didn’t want something too small either.  She seemed to understand so I am trusting her judgment.  She did my MOH’s flowers and they looked so great so I was comfortable with her making tha call.

Post # 9
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

ok make sure you give your florist a picture of you in your dress, also mention to her the size of your bms. 

I usually do a larger bouquet for a bride than bm’s but in one case, per request I did 

the same size of bouquet for bride as bm’s because she was a lot smaller. 

Maybe mention you want all of them to be the same size except yours should have different more unique variety of flowers. 

Post # 10
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hmmm, I think of bouquets like I do purses.  I personally love huge purses, and I want a massive bouquet (probably for similar reasons as I love a huge purse).  I think it makes ME look smaller!  hehe.  But If I was petite, I would probably want something more appropriate for my frame.  I’m sure florists deal with this all the time, so I wouldn’t worry to much!

Post # 11
5762 posts
Bee Keeper

We had to preview my daughter’s wedding flowers the day before (a GREAT idea!) and the first thing I noticed was the BM’s bouquets were larger than the brides. I’d never seen that before,and when they saw my shocked look,they asked me what was wrong…..and quickly fixed it. Wrapped the BM’s tighter so they were smaller,and added filler to the bride’s and loosened it. Then they were perfect.

What I really don’t like is when the bride can barely hold a wrapped bouquet as its too fat/thick. It makes my own hand cramp when I see that!

Buy a bunch of flowers and experiment holding them in front of you to see how they look, adding or subtracting til you’re happy. Your florist will be able to help with that so you get exactly what you want.


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