Choose a bouquet that is comfortable to hold and not too heavy. Also, consider the shape and size. Large, trailing bouquets are beautiful, but if there is fine detail work on your dress, a larger one will hide that beautiful detail. You may want to consider a smaller, more colorful bouquet. Ideally, it should be smaller than your waist helping to accentuate your natural shape. Hold your it in one or both hands slightly away from your dress, in a relaxed fashion while opening up your shoulders. This creates the best look for pictures. Your photographer should remind you of this throughout the day.
Once upon a time, women used to try to rip pieces of the bride’s dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. It’s been said that to escape from the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and run away.
Today the it is tossed to single women during the wedding reception with the belief that whoever catches it will be the next to marry.
Here are some other ways to give away your bouquet if you do indeed want to give your it away. Most florists will make a smaller, throw away bouquet so you can preserve your larger one if you so desire. Also, throwing a large bouquet is difficult not to mention dangerous!
My personal favorite way of giving away your flowers is the anniversary dance. The D.J. or MC will ask for all of the married couples to come out on the dance floor. Early on into the song they will ask the couple who has been married for only a few hours to please leave the dance floor. That always gets a good-natured laugh from the guests. Then they will ask couples to leave the floor by a progressive number of years each time which leaves the couple that has been married the longest out on the dance floor. This is such a nice way to honor couples that have been together for so long. And it’s fun to see how competitive couples will get. If you know who has been married the longest in advance, wouldn’t it be nice to choose a song that has special meaning to them?
You may also choose to give the bouquet to your mother or another woman who has been important in your life and say few words telling them how much they mean to you.
I hope you find this wedding flower checklist helpful : )
Maid (Matron) of honor’s bouquet
Flower girl’s bouquet or basket
Mother’s & Grandmother’s corsages
Groom’s and Groomsmen boutonnière’s
Father’s & Grandfather’s boutonnière
Ring Bearer’s boutonnière
Asile & Pew decorations
Reception room flowers
Head table centerpiece
Guest table centerpieces
Cake/buffet table decorations
Corsages or boutonnière for readers