Post # 1
I’m on a pretty tight budget for my wedding flowers, and honestly they haven’t been the most important priority to me. However, when looking for flowers I discovered peonies and I LOVE them. I really can’t see myself carrying any other kind of bouquet, I wouldn’t even want to mix any other flowers with them. I also discovered how expensive they are. I figure maybe I can afford a beautiful peony bouquet, and my bridesmaids could carry carnation bouquets to offset the cost. I still have to check with a florist to make sure of that.
Would it look bad in pictures if my bouquet is made of totally different flowers and possibly a different shade of pink than theirs? I’m wanting all light pink flowers for all of us.
Also, what about having a peony for the groom’s boutineer and carnations on the groomsmen?
Post # 3
My florist told me the bride’s bouquet is supposed to have a type of flower that isn’t in the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets. Mine will have peonies and my BMs won’t. As long as the colors compliment each other, I think you’re fine!
Post # 4
I had a brooch bouquet so my BMs were DEFINITELY different than mine!
I think its perfectly acceptable to have the bride have her own flowers and the BMs to have different. I think because they are the same amoungst the BMs, it will make perfect sense for you to have your own.
Post # 5
I think your idea sounds great! It’s pretty common for the bride’s flowers to be different so they stand out. I also like the idea of giving the groom a peony bout. Talk to your florist about coloring so she can help you make sure the Bridesmaid or Best Man flowers don’t clash with yours.
Post # 6
It’s definately ok! My BM’s boquets were made of dark red roses. Miine was white roses, hydrangeas, and lizzies and was slightly bigger.
Post # 7
Definitely ok. The bride’s bouquet is completely acceptable to be more special than the other flowers.
Post # 8
It’s totally OK to have yours be different than theirs — you want that, in fact! But if you decide that the peony bouquet is just too expensive, consider looking around for other fluffy, ruffly flowers (I’m assuming that that’s what you liked about peonies). You may be able to get a similar look for less money. Don’t hesitate to consult a florist and/or keep looking as your familiarity with flowers increases!
Post # 9
I think they should “go” but don’t need to “match.” That just means they should look nice together if beside each other, but don’t have to have the same components.
Post # 10
Yeah totally go for it!
I made an ivory toned silk bouquet for myself and we haven’t fully decided whether our BM’s will carry a red rose to be used in the ceremony…or a maraca. No seriously! LOL 🙂
Post # 11
Originally I wanted mine completely different, I say go for it. I wanted their bouquets to be all orange and mine to either be all blue, all white or blue and white.
Post # 12
I say okay, but that’s because I’m doing it too I also am not going overboard with the flower due to budget so my BM’s will have baby’s breath bouquets while I will have baby’s breath with some roses so it actually looks like a bridal bouquet.
Post # 13
Yes, you can do whatever you want.
Post # 14
non of mine even closed to matched.
I d.k if these are very good pictures to show but I’ll wing it.I guess they matched cause they all had paper flowers but from left to right” Made with pearls made with feathers and pearls and then made with buttons. Then mine made with paper and brooches. Also my groomsmaid had hers made out of ribbon.
Post # 15
Definitely-I think it’s a fantastic idea! I often design bouquets with different flowers and different style handles for brides, bride’s maids, and junior bride’s maids, with the bridal bouquet being the most elaborate.
Post # 16
@meagyweagy: I love peonies and wanted them for my wedding. Unfortunately, a year ago, I gave birth to my daughter, who is very allergic to flowers, plants, etc. So, no flowers for our ceremony in April. However, I found an awesome tutorial for coffee filter peonies, and honest, you cannot tell the difference. I’ll post a pic of my trial flowers so you can see, as soon as I am home. If you like them, and have the patience, you can still have all peonies, just paper. 🙂