Brides! Do you have a specific vision for your bridal bouquet but are struggling to figure out what you want to do for your bridesmaid flowers? Your bridesmaids are an important part of your wedding party and day. They are usually some of your closest friends and family members. Not only will they be a focal point of your wedding ceremony, and be in a lot of your wedding photos, but they’ll also be a great help to you throughout the wedding week. You should show your love and appreciation for your bridesmaids by giving them beautiful flowers that they will love to show off. This article will help you to get familiar with the traditional bridesmaid bouquet, but it will also give you some ideas for more creative bridesmaid flower ideas.
If you’re looking to stick to a budget, these bridesmaid flower options will also be great for you. They are budget-friendly and will give you beautiful bridesmaid flowers without sacrificing your wallet. Fresh flowers are quite pricey, especially during wedding season when they are in high demand. The prices of trendy colors and styles of flowers can start to get quite inflated. You can keep the prices of your bridesmaid flowers down by choosing arrangements that require fewer flowers than a normal bouquet, like bridesmaid hair flowers.
Traditional Bridesmaid Flowers
First of all, let’s clear up what traditional bridsesmaid flowers usually look like. Bridesmaid bouquets usually look like smaller, less dramatic versions of the bride’s bouquet. They’re usually ⅓ to ½ of the size of the bride’s bouquets. Many brides also limit the colors that are used in the bridesmaids' bouquets to help the bride’s bouquet to stand out more. For example, if you’re using a wide variety of pastel colors in your bride’s bouquet, you could focus on shades of pink for the bridesmaid bouquets. You could also do a greenery bouquet filled with different colors of full greenery. However, bridesmaid bouquets will still be more expensive than other floral arrangements that you might choose.
Bridesmaid Flower Ideas
When you’re choosing your flowers for your bridesmaids, there are lots of creative options that you can consider. Don’t be afraid to branch out and go away from traditional bridesmaid flowers. Here are a few creative floral arrangement options that you can take a look at. NO matter what you choose, your bridesmaids will feel beautiful when they’re carrying or wearing these flowers.
DIY Bridesmaid Bouquet with Fake Flowers
If you love the look of traditional bridesmaid bouquets but can’t afford to use fresh flowers for all of your bridesmaids, you should consider using fake flowers. You can make beautiful bridesmaids' bouquets with fake flowers for a fraction of the price of fresh flowers. Plus, then your bridesmaid's bouquets won’t wilt or die on your wedding day. They’ll look beautiful for years to come. Fake flower bouquets double as a gorgeous gift for your special bridesmaids since they’ll be able to be rearranged and reused.
There are lots of different kinds of artificial flowers that you should consider using for your bridesmaid bouquets. Silk flowers are a beautiful option. They’re made from delicate, smooth silk which gives them a very realistic look. Plus, they’re much more affordable than fresh flowers. Wood flowers are another great option for artificial flowers. Wood flowers are made out of natural materials, such as tapioca root, and carefully formed until they are soft, pliable, and realistic-looking. One great benefit of using wood flowers is that they can be dyed to match any color, no matter how unique your wedding color scheme may be. Pair wood flowers with some floral filler or dried flowers and you’ll have a trendy and beautiful bouquet. Plus, you can buy them in bulk and create a number of bridesmaid bouquets for less than the price of one fresh flower bouquet.
Bridesmaid Hair Flowers
You can make a hair clip that your bridesmaids can easily insert into their wedding updo. You could also create bridesmaid flower crowns. If you want the flower crowns to be a little bit more simple and less expensive, try making one out of greenery or baby’s breath. Save yourself some money by making your bridesmaid hair flowers by yourself. That way you won’t have to pay the expensive prices of a wedding florist. Even if you’ve never had any experience with floral design, this process shouldn’t be too difficult. You’ll just need some floral wire and floral tape to make your base headband. Then you’ll attach the flowers and greenery one by one with some floral tape and floral wire. You can shape the headband however you want until it matches your desired aesthetic. If you need a little bit more of step-by-step help to make a flower crown, check out this article on Brides.com.
Another alternative idea for bridesmaid flowers is creating oversized corsages. Corsages are traditionally used for the mother of the bride. However, oversized corsages can be a dramatic and unique addition to the wedding look of your bridesmaids. Oversized corsages can use larger flowers and more greenery that will create a look that seems to grow up the arm of your bridesmaids. You may want to add an additional bracelet to secure the corsage on the upper forearm of your bridesmaids. This will create a stunning look that your bridesmaids will love. Plus, they won’t have to carry around their bouquets all day!
So, as you’re trying to figure out what flowers you’d like your bridesmaids to have on your wedding day, remember that you don’t have to stick to tradition. You can give your bridesmaids hair flowers, floral crowns, artificial flower bouquets, or oversized corsages instead. There are even more creative flower ideas that you can research until you find the flowers that match your desired wedding aesthetic. You can even talk to your bridesmaids to create your own creative floral arrangements together. Especially if you use artificial flowers, you can prepare your arrangements ahead of time as you’re looking forward to your special day.