As a follow up to a previous post I did on Bridal Bouquet Colors, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about personalizing your bridal bouquet. In case you were wondering how you can make your bouquet more personal, there are a multitude of ways…
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW…
You can always include your something old, new, borrowed and/or blue into your bouquet or bouquet handle. Be it a scrap from your mom’s wedding dress or veil, a brooch or rosary borrowed from your Grandmother accenting the handle, a blue button or ribbon tied around the handle, or even a little blue bloom within a not-blue bouquet (where only you can see it).
I’ve had many brides include lockets or tiny pendant photo-frames with images of loved ones who had passed away in their bouquets. You could also include the loved one’s favorite flower in your bouquet to honor them or add a piece of jewelry or something that was theirs. If the relative was lost to breast cancer, you can include a pink ribbon or pink butterfly charm. The same can be done for really any disease with a color or symbol affiliation. If it was a man who is passed, maybe include a button, cuff-link, patch or pin that was his.
Why not include a rhinestone monogram in your bouquet? They sell fabulous ones at www.bouquetjewels.com. You could also get a monogram necklace and just attach the charm part to your handle or you can wrap the handle in a monogrammed handkerchief.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS (REMNANT)
Dress remnants left after your alterations or even your bridesmaid’s alterations can work perfectly as handle-wraps. If you are really crafty, you could even make flowers out of them!
Charms, brooches, jewels, feathers, bling, pearls, beads, buttons, and flowers made of non-traditional materials can also be added to your bouquet for added texture and detail.
Want to be REALLY unique?! There is even a new trend to make the entire bouquet out of brooches, buttons or fabric flowers!
Just remember to make your bouquet YOU. While many of these details won’t be seen by everyone, you know they are there and you can have your photographer capture some detail shots of your bouquet for you to forever cherish.