Flower bouquets are an essential part of the wedding day. The colors and the various types of flowers add another dimension to the bridal party as they stand before your family and friends…but they can be so much more!
The bridal bouquet is the perfect hiding place to hold small trinkets of personal value. The possibilities are endless! Wrap a family handkerchief around the stems while holding the bouquet or even wrap a piece of your mother’s wedding dress around your bouquet. One mother of the bride surprised her daughter by doing just that. The bride didn’t know until just before she walked down the aisle and was handed her bouquet. It made holding that bouquet all the more meaningful.
You can also attach to the bouquet a piece of jewelry or a locket of a loved one who cannot be with you the day of the wedding. Honor your loved one by holding them close to you on your most important day.
Or you can use your bouquet to show off the initial of your new last name. Don’t let the personalized napkins or cake topper be the only places that get to announce your new name!
The bouquets can also be a chance to give your bridal party a thank you gift. One of our brides gave each of her bridesmaids a beautiful broach, but instead of giving it to them in a gift-wrapped box she pinned the broaches to their bouquets. The same idea was carried over to the mothers’ bouquets. The bride wrapped a bracelet with a silver charm engraved with their initials around the bouquets. The mothers loved their flowers, but when they saw the extra-added touch they were even more thrilled to carry their bouquets.
Another bride had her floral designer add flowers to beautiful pearl bracelets for her mother, future mother-in-law, and flower girl. After the wedding the flowers could be removed and each of the recipients had a beautiful memento of the day.
Taking a part of your wedding decorations and adding a personal touch instantly takes it to a new level. Bouquets can be more than beautiful flowers...they can be gift boxes for the person holding them.