(Closed) Virgin Bouquet – should it be a certain type of flower?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3696 posts
Sugar bee

In Catholic imagery and iconography, Mary is closely associated with roses (think of the roses that appeared in the tilma after the Virgin of Guadalupe’s apparition) and with lilies (symbol of purity – they are also symbolic of Joseph), so those are good choices.

When my sister got married, she and her husband lit a candle rather than leaving flowers.

Post # 4
2967 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i usually see people leave roses and that’s what i’m planning on using. it doesn’t need to be a perfect arrangement. the bouquets from costco or walmart would be fine. that’s what i’m going to use.

Post # 5
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Roses are the most traditional, I believe, and what we used.  But as long as they are beautiful, I don’t think the church will care!

Post # 6
2889 posts
Sugar bee

Don’t over think this. We used 2 single long stem red roses placed in front of the statue by each of our mothers. I was being stubborn and didn’t order them from my florist (for no good reason) so I went to a flower shop across the street from the hair salon the morning of the wedding and told her what I wanted. $10 and about 15 minutes later, I had them taken care of. It was super easy, not planned and I think she included a bit of green and a simple bow on each one. We left them on the seat by the statue as our moms each had their own small boquet to carry and they picked them up and placed them together. Simple and stress free.

Post # 8
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013


Some great stuff in there 🙂 I’ll probably do blue flowers with a little bit of pink (my wedding color) since blue is Mary’s color. Though I do love the symbolism for the baby’s breath! I want to do a bouquet because the single flowers, they don’t leave there for very long. But the bouquets are left there for at least a week 🙂 I wanted to do a crown since I was a May crowner back in Junior year of high school but I didn’t want to wait till May hehe.

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