Overwhelmed by choice: Wedding bouquet help needed

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m very much the same in that I like the look of flowers, but don’t know the first thing about picking good combinations. I’ve gone for simple but effective in terms of colour. And I’m going with real. I want to get my bouquet pressed after the wedding. And a picture frame is easier to find a place for than an awkward shaped fake bouquet that wouldn’t squash

This is my inspo for my bouquet

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

So I’m assuming you’re doing your bouquet yourself? Otherwise I would suggest talking to a florist! But my suggestions either way are these: so if you’re wanting to do ivory roses with a plum colored carnation, other flowers that will go with these are: peonies, calla lillies, alstromeria, lilac, baby’s breath, and you could always throw in some neutral greenery as well for fillers/balance. 

If you mentioned all your colors, and what season and theme you’re going with, that will help give us some more info to work with. 

Another thing that will help is get yourself on Pinterest, and just look up flowers, save what you like, and then pair them together to see if they go or not. Seriously, that’s how I decided on my bouquet, (which I’m likely putting together myself)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

So here are some inspo pics that might kind of go along with your color theme – let me know if you need help identifying any flowers, I have a semi-ok bit of knowledge on flower names…

 

 

Also so note that most flowers can come in different shades if these aren’t quite right! Hope this helps 😊

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

(Another thing that I wanted to add really quick is that if you’re on a budget for real flowers, go with big blooms- roses and carnations are great, but also hydrangeas and then peonies are excellent options, they’ll cost about the same but have more flower, if that makes sense!) 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Look up what is seasonal in September in the UK because that will help with price, but in my Pinterest search there seems to be loads of purple flowers about in September including iris (which I’m biased towards as I had in my bouquet). Certain flowers may also bump up the price (lilies and roses can sometimes cost quite a bit) so if you’re reaching your budget look to swap in some cheaper varieties (a quick Google will help you there). In addition to the other photos PP posted here’s a few more:

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

littlemisshampshire :  Be careful with hydrangea. They are notoriously difficult as they often wilt at the drop of a hat. Peoniea are gorgeous but expensive, especially since they are out of season in September. Dahlias are a cheaper alternative. Cabbage roses are another large bloom.

There is a deep red Dahlia ypu might love:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

I was on a strict budget and went with silk flowers. I LOVE Calla Lilies and roses so I had a woman from Etsy make my bouquets.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I just told the florist the style of our wedding and she did her thing. But I already knew I liked her style, so that’s why I hired her. 🙂 Good luck!

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