Bridal Bouquet Roundup

Mother of the Bride, have you asked your daughter yet if she knows what kind of bridal bouquet she’d like to have? You two may have just started your wedding planning journey together, but it will be time to select flowers before you know it.

In addition to the beautiful fall colors featured above, options abound when it comes to the big-day bouquet. Will your daughter want something traditional like roses or will she perhaps interested in something less conventional like the gemstone bouquets some brides select now? Will she want something colorful or something in softer colors that will be an elegant and beautiful complement to her gown?

To help you both consider many of the options that are out there, I’ve put together a roundup of the bridal bouquets I’ve featured here on the blog (see links below.) I hope you both find it helpful and fun to look through these options. And MOB, your darling girl might even discover her dream bouquet. Good luck!

Bridal Bouquet Idea: The Roses Have It!

Single Bloom Bridal Bouquets 

Bridal Bouquet: Classic and Elegant Calla Lilies 

Wedding Idea That Sparkles: A Brooch Bouquet! 

White or Cream Bridal Bouquet: Add a Touch of Color 

Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere Sheet Music Idea 

Inexpensive Bridal Bouquet Idea: Baby’s Breath! 

Bridal Bouquet Idea: Add Some Sparkle with Gemstones 

Knitted Bridal Bouquet and More 

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*Flickr photo by Flower Factor, Creative Commons License

Bridal Bouquet Idea: The Roses Have It!

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Mother of the Bride, has your daughter decided yet on what kind of bridal bouquet she wants? The choices are myriad so unless she’s always known what she wants for her Big Day bouquet, it will be helpful to look at many options to see what strikes her bridal fancy.

As she considers her options, be sure to show her an all-rose bouquet like the one pictured above. Absolutely stunning, isn’t it? This particular bouquet is a large one, but a medium size bouquet can be equally beautiful.

You might think an all-rose bouquet would be pretty expensive, but roses are actually considered one of the cheaper flower options for weddings. Even going with a large number of roses in the bouquet can be less expensive than bouquets featuring some of the more expensive wedding flowers.

If your sweet girl decides on roses, then next she’ll need to decide if she wants to go with a single color or mix it up a bit by featuring a few colors. The all-white one above is always a gorgeous and elegant choice, but other colors make beautiful bouquets too. She just needs to decide on the look she is going for and on what appeals to her.

As you share the all-rose bouquet idea with your daughter, MOB, encourage her to make the choice she truly wants. The bridal bouquet is part of her overall look for the biggest day of her life so you’ll want her to be in love with her choice. Good luck to you both as you wade in to the world of wedding flowers!

*You might also want to read White or Cream Bridal Bouquet: Add a Touch of Color, Single Bloom Bridal Bouquets, Inexpensive Bridal Bouquet Idea: Baby’s Breath!, Bridal Bouquet: Classic and Elegant Calla Lilies, Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere Sheet Music Idea, Knitted Bridal Bouquet and More, and Wedding Idea That Sparkles: A Brooch Bouquet!

*Flickr photo by Katsunojiri, Creative Commons License

Single Bloom Bridal Bouquets

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Mother of the Bride, has your daughter discovered yet how many options are out there for her bridal bouquet? If so, she may actually be a little overwhelmed with the prospect of making a choice. Sometimes having to make one more choice is what pushes a stretched-to-thin bride-to-be from bridal bliss into full-blown bridal panic.

If your daughter would appreciate the ease of a less complicated bridal bouquet decision, try suggesting a single bloom bouquet. Of course, the single bloom will need to be a large bloom to give the illusion of a bouquet rather than just one flower.

Here are some large bloom options: She could go with a dahlia (like pictured above), but other large bloom flowers include peonies, magnolias, alliums, hydrangea, proteas, and sunflowers. Have her take a look at this Single Flower Bouquet page on Pinterest to see if one strikes her bridal fancy.

And by the way, MOB, one other advantage to a single bloom bouquet is a less expensive price. The groom and/or his parents will thank you for that. Looks like it could be a win-win for everyone!

*You might also like to read Bridal Bouquet: Classic and Elegant Calla Lilies , White or Cream Bridal Bouquet: Add a Touch of Color, Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere Sheet Music Idea, and Inexpensive Bridal Bouquet Idea: Baby’s Breath!

Photo credit: Flower Factor via Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC

Bridal Bouquet: Classic and Elegant Calla Lilies

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Mother of the Bride, has your darling daughter given any thought to her bridal bouquet yet? With so many beautiful options out there, she may be having trouble deciding on which type of bouquet will be perfect for her dream-come-true day. You can’t make the choice for her, but you can certainly help by suggesting a few for her to consider.

Roses, of course, are beautifully classic, but another ever-classic and elegant option is a bouquet done completely in white Calla Lilies. These gorgeous sleek flowers will beautifully complement any bridal gown, especially with the little pop of color the center of each flower will add. According to About.com, white Calla Lilies are widely available year-round, too, making this an easy option for all.

What do you think, MOB? Will this gorgeous option strike a dream-come-true chord with your daughter? If so, that’s one more decision taken care of. Have fun checking it off your list!

*You might also like to read Bridal Bouquet and Boutonniere Sheet Music Idea, Inexpensive Bridal Bouquet Idea: Baby’s Breath, Wedding Idea That Sparkles: A Brooch Bouquet, and Knitted Bridal Bouquet and More.

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*Flickr photo by Dario Pichini Photographer, Creative Commons License

Bride’s and Bridesmaids’ Bouquets as Cake Table Decor

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Mother of the Bride, have you and your darling daughter discussed the wedding day décor for the cake tables yet? Remember, you will have two tables or areas to decorate—the main cake table and the table for the groom’s cake as well. Yes, the cakes will be decorative in themselves, but something more is really needed to add color and beauty to the white tablecloths you’ll more than likely use.

One smart and gorgeous solution is to use the bride’s and the bridesmaids’ bouquets to add beautiful accents to the cake tables. Since you already have money invested in the bouquets, why not use them beyond the ceremony?

Not only will the bouquets already be stunning, they will provide coordinating color, already be paid for, and will require no extra work. Just tell the bridesmaids ahead of time where they are to place their bouquets as soon as they arrive at the reception. Or have someone else assigned to gather the bouquets as soon as the post ceremony photos are taken so she can get them to the reception site asap.

MOB, this is one of those times you can kill two birds with one stone. Take advantage of it and move on to the next item on your to-do list. After all, you’ll probably be adding to that list as fast as you check things off, right?!

*You might also like to read Cake Table Tip for Weddings: Display Engagement Photo, Table Décor Finishing Touch: Fresh Rose Petals, and Wedding Table Décor: Add Pizzazz with Confetti.

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0307*Top photo by Flowers Photography; bottom photo by Chris Humphrey Photographer