(Closed) Help! Choosing Bouquet Colours

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: What Colour Should My Bridal Bouquet Be?
    Stick with red - it's what you've always wanted : (33 votes)
    80 %
    Go with ivory - it's a safer choice and will complement the BP and wedding colours : (8 votes)
    20 %
    Neither - see suggestion below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would go with red, I think it would complement your dress beautifully and it goes with your neutral colors. I would be concerned if your theme colors were purples, etc. I think that it will look stunning with your dress and let you stand out among the rest of the neutral colors and flowers. 

    Post # 4
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I actually like the idea of the red, and since it’s something you might regret, do it!

    Post # 6
    3340 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I think either of those choices would work well, so just go with what you actually want.  Don’t be pressured into choosing ivory because it’s what a lot of other brides do.  I was similarly pressured to use more ivory in my bouquet and I’m going with my gut and using all blush pink instead.

    Post # 7
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think you’re lucky in that red goes well with your other colors — I would bring in a few other subtle touches of red to make things hang together, but I think you should go with your red rose bouquet, if you’ve always dreamed of that!

    Here are some possibilities for bringing red into the wedding in subtle ways:

    • red ribbon bouquet wraps on your bridesmaids’ flowers
    • a red boutonniere for your husband (or even just a pop of red there as well — make the major flower ivory but include a smaller red accent)
    • small touches of red in your decor — a ribbon here, a rose there, a box or basket or something

    Even if you decide that you want your bouquet to be the only red thing, I would still go with it. You won’t clash, and it’s special to you.

    Post # 9
    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think red would be nice.  I’d probably prefer you to do the Bridesmaid or Best Man in red as well because I prefer the bouquets to be somewhat color related versus completely different colors.  But that is just my preference.  I do like color bouquets for brides.  I think doing red ribbons on the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets would be a good idea.

    Post # 11
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Soon2BMrs.T:  I’m so glad that my suggestions were helpful! Do you have any idea of what your mother and mother in law will be wearing? If it’s something that would coordinate well with red, I would say that it would be nice to give them a red rose (or give one red and one ivory) — but you really want to make sure that it wouldn’t clash! If they haven’t decided what to wear yet, I would go with the ivory rose and figure that it couldn’t possibly clash. 🙂

    Post # 12
    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted Ivory: I have the experience a red bouquet might look strange in your wedding pictures since all other colors are nutral black and white.

    Post # 13
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think the color scheme sounds beautiful! I would definitely go with something special for yourself since, after all you are the bride! Maybe you can choose a rose that compliments their gowns, or stick with the ivory.

    Post # 15
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think the red will add a nice pop of color and is still really classy,

    Post # 16
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If you’re concerned with the cream colour roses for the girls not matching, I would go with red for everyone! I was the Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister’s wedding in Sept 2011. The girls wore black dresses, and we had red roses, and my sister wore ivory, and had red roses with stephanotis in them.  She still says to this day that her flowers, wedding band, and husband, were her favourite pieces that day!!!!


    I editted this post because I saw that you went with your original plan, which based on the picture that will be similar to yours it will be gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to see your pictures!

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