Everybody knows what a pivotal role the bridal bouquet plays on a wedding day, but making the right decision on all your wedding flowers will make them memorable for all the right reasons. Whether it’s that all important bouquet, the buttonholes or even those blooms which are brightening the venue, here’s how to get it right from the off and make the whole process less stressful.


This can be the biggest hurdle as there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the bouquet. The key is ensuring it complements that wonderful dress and doesn’t clash with, or over power, it. We aren’t talking about clashing with the colour here, but the style. If you have a big, beautiful, princess style dress then your bouquet should have the same qualities. Many brides have made the mistake of going with a teeny bouquet in fear of it hiding the detailing on the dress. All this does is draw attention to the flowers as you can’t help but notice how small it is. On the other hand, a beautiful, trailing bouquet can make a petite bride look even shorter.  Trusting your florist is vital when it comes to your bouquet so let them advise you if you’re unsure. You will never have more photos taken of you than on your wedding day, and you deserve them all to be perfect.

wedding bouquet
wedding bouquet


These flowers are usually in one of the wedding colour schemes so choose one that will complement the colour of the suits. A common theme is to have the buttonholes the colour of the bridesmaid dresses, but if they are wearing silver grey this colour doesn’t translate well to a flower and won’t stand out. Another popular choice is to have the buttonhole the same colour as the cravat, but consider this carefully as you can get too much of a good thing if the cravat is extremely bright and vibrant.

wedding buttonhole
grooms buttonhole

Centre Pieces

When it comes to floral arrangements for your venue less is definitely more. If you have a penchant for big and bold displays place them in corners or against a blank wall so they become  a feature. On the tables themselves keep them small and neat to add a touch of elegance to the layout. There is an amazing choice out there so whether you are looking for traditional or very modern there will probably be several that tick all your boxes.

wedding centrepiece
wedding centrepiece


Simple white or cream flowers against the colour of your bridesmaids dresses will look so much more attractive than trying to match the posy to dress. Sure you can have a pop of colour in there if you wish, but keep it minimal. Foliage and ribbons are ideal for adding a bit of colour if you want your bridesmaids to have simple and elegant posies. If you are opting for a coloured wedding dress as opposed to the traditional white or ivory, a colourful posy against a neutral bridesmaids’ dress will look stunning.