One detail to consider while planning a wedding is figuring out how to coordinate your flowers with the wedding party’s attire.
Scroll to the bottom to see how to pick the perfect boutonniere.
It’s important to make sure styles, colors and textures all go well together, so that everything blends seamlessly together for your big day. The newlyweds are not going to want to see one of their bridesmaids or groomsmen clash while looking at their wedding photographs. They want to see their vision for their special day to come to life.
So, let’s discuss some simple, stress free ways to make sure everyone in the wedding party is looking their best!
It’s vital to keep in mind that the seasons play a major role when selecting a color scheme, as well as what type of flowers you decide on.
For example, if a bride is determined to have hydrangeas at her wedding, she should acknowledge that those are in bloom during the Spring.
If you want a Winter wedding, know that you’ll have to pay more for the out-of-season blooms or consider switching them out for a similar flower.
As we move towards the warmer months, you’ll start to notice future brides choosing more vibrant colored flowers and greenery for the bouquets and boutonnieres. Summer is great for bold, bright pops of colors.
If you’re unsure of what flowers are available during a specific time of year or which types of flowers mix well together, talk to a professional for some assistance.
Match Bridesmaid Dresses
Bridesmaid dresses are a useful way to add a pop of color to the wedding itself, if you want a softer look for the flowers.
A great tip is to have the bridesmaids dresses (whether they’re all the same color or mixed) match the colors in the bridal bouquet. This will look flawless and coordinated as they pose for pictures throughout the day.
We recommend checking out different bridesmaid dress sites (such as this one), to get an idea of the styles and colors that are available. Keep in mind that colors, patterns and textures will also determine the type of flowers that will be incorporated into the bridesmaid bouquets.
For example, if the bridesmaid dresses have a lot of layers or embellishments, you’ll want to stay away from large bouquets with mixed flowers that will clash with the overall look. Before meeting with your florist or event planner, check out Pinterest for more bouquet insights, so you can share your inspiration!
Mother of the Bride / Mother of the Groom
Don’t forget about the moms on the wedding day – they need flowers too! A great idea is to match the flowers that are included in the bridal bouquet to the flowers of the mother-of-the-bride’s corsage. For example, if the bride is planning to have calla lillies incorporated to her bridal bouquet, have a single calla lily included in her mother’s corsage. The same thing goes for the mother-of-the-groom. Have her corsage coordinate with the flowers chosen for the groom’s boutonniere.
Determining the groomsmen attire can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. If the wedding falls on the casual side, a good place to start is choosing a dress shirt that matches perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses.
Whether the shirts are solid colors or patterned, be sure that it blends well with everyone’s attire. The last thing you want is to have the dress shirts clash with the overall wedding party’s look.
The boutonnieres should incorporate colors that are a similar, but not the same hue, as the dress shirt. Think a shade darker or lighter, to give the outfit an overall sharp look. For example, if the groomsmen are wearing navy blue suits, plan on using flowers that are a lighter shade of blue – such as hydrangeas. If the wedding is more formal, such as black-tie attire, be sure to match the color of the tie and pocket square to the boutonniere as well.
Keep in mind that the color of the flowers and outfit accessories should not be the same shade. Greenery is a great way to add some separation and make the colored flowers pop out. Get creative by picking out lively colored flowers to make the suit or tuxedo stand out throughout the big day and accent your perfect style choices.
Whether you end up matching the bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen attire, or even boutonnieres, flowers are an excellent way to add some extra life and color to your wedding party’s attire.
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