Sometimes Less is More: How to Make a Simple Bridesmaid Bouquet - Sola Wood Flowers

Sometimes Less is More: How to Make a Simple Bridesmaid Bouquet

Are you looking for the perfect simple bridesmaid bouquets? Sure, oversized and over-the-top bridesmaid bouquets can be beautiful and bohemian. But if you have more of a simple style for your bridesmaids, less really can be more. Don’t sacrifice your personal style and preferences! This article will include some different ideas that will help you to buy or create simple and stunning bouquets that your bridesmaids will absolutely love. 

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There are many reasons why brides have decided to go for more of a simple bouquet look for their bridesmaids. This approach allows the bride’s bouquet to have more of a dramatic impact, especially in pictures that include the entire bridal party. If you want your bouquet to be the center of attention, this approach will be perfect for you. Having simpler bridesmaid bouquets can also draw more attention to the dresses or attire of your bridesmaids. This can be really fun if you’re including a variety of colors and patterns in their dresses, which has been quite trendy over the past few years. Having simple bouquets for your bridesmaids is also much more affordable than having oversized, complex bouquets with lots of large, expensive flowers. 

Simple Bridesmaid Bouquet Ideas

If you are a big crafter and want to DIY your bridesmaid bouquets, you need to remember these must-have ideas for simple bridesmaid bouquets. Even if you’re going to order ready-made bouquets or have a florist help you out, these ideas will still be helpful for you. Here are a few tips that will help you to know how to make a simple bridesmaid bouquet. If you need some additional inspiration, spend some time scrolling wedding Pinterest or check out this article about simple wedding bouquet ideas.

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Minimize Colors

One great way to simplify your bridesmaid bouquets is by minimizing the colors that you’re using in them. Sure, you want to make sure that all of your wedding colors are encompassed in your florals, decor, and wedding party attire, but that doesn’t mean your bridesmaids have to have all of those colors in their bouquets. Choose a few colors for their bouquets, such as blush and cream, or even just white, and this will help the colors of your bridal bouquet to be even more impactful. 

Choose a Different Style

Another way to create simple bridesmaid bouquets is by choosing a different style than your own bridal bouquet. If you are having an oversized, hand-tied bouquet as the bride, you can give your bridesmaids more simple, nosegay bouquets instead. If you’re going to have a cascade bouquet, your bridesmaids can have single-stem bouquets instead. If you’re going to have a crescent bouquet, your bridesmaids could have traditional round bouquets. 

Go Green

If you are on a tight budget and you really want your bridesmaid bouquets to look different from your bride bouquet, try going green. Bouquets made completely from greenery can look beautiful. When you include all different sorts of textured greenery and floral fillers the result can be quite naturalistic and bohemian. For example, you can pair with some weeping willow sprigs with some leatherleaf fern, olive branches, eucalyptus and acacia. These greenery bouquets have become quite trendy over the past few years. Plus, they’re incredibly affordable. However, if you don’t want green to be a big staple color in your wedding pictures or at your wedding ceremony, this won’t be the right option for you.

Use Smaller Flowers

Do you still want to include small pops of colors in your bridesmaid bouquets? Rather than using large flowers, like roses or peonies, try using small flowers instead. Wildflowers, carnations, snapdragons, zinnias, and delphinium are all great options with a large variety of colors. Baby’s breath can even be spray painted to match certain wedding colors and can add a cloud-like texture to your bouquet. When you make a bouquet with small, dainty flowers, it will have an interesting variation of heights and colors that your bridesmaids will love.

Single Stem Bouquets

For a very minimalistic bride, single stem bouquets will be the way to go. As the name implies, single stem bouquets usually only consist of one very large flower, like a peony, hydrangea, protea, or large rose. This simple bouquet also might have a large leaf or sprig of greenery attached to it, but the large flower is supposed to be the focal point of the bouquet. If you’re going for something quite minimal and elegant, single stem bouquets will delight your bridesmaids. 

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DIY Bridesmaid Bouquets

If you love DIY crafts and are up for a wedding craft challenge, try arranging your own bridesmaid bouquets. Don’t be too worried if you don’t have a lot of floral experience. You can order DIY bouquet kits that will set you up with all of the supplies that you’ll need for your bouquets. There are also lots of helpful tutorials that you can follow for step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the different parts of creating a bridesmaid bouquet. Make sure you adjust those instructions to match your simple style of choice. You can even have your bridesmaids pitch in on the crafting efforts and arrange their own bouquets with the matching floral supplies that you find. 

If you do end up arranging your own bridesmaid bouquets, keep in mind that you might want to use artificial flowers as opposed to fresh flowers. Fresh flowers are beautiful and fragrant, but they wilt easily and don’t last very long. They’re also often harder to arrange carefully, especially if you don’t have floral experience. Artificial flowers, on the other hand, are a lot more affordable than fresh flowers, and they’re usually a lot more durable. You won’t have to worry about watering them, or arranging them the night before the wedding day in order for them to stay looking beautiful. Silk flowers are a great alternative to fresh flowers. Wood flowers are also stunning and affordable, and they can be dyed to match any color, colors that you won’t find as easily in fresh flowers.