This month we are going to talk through what options are available for different members of the Bridal and Groom parties.
The Bride would usually carry a bouquet either a hand tied bouquet in a neat style, a slightly relaxed natural style or a looser messy style. Alternatively a more traditional shower or teardrop bouquet or a hand tied shower bouquet. She may also choose to wear flowers in her hair either inserted into a hair up do or a flowercrown or hair band.
Bridesmaids would usually have a smaller simpler hand tied version of the Brides bouquet and may also have flowers in their hair. For young child bridesmaids or flower girls smaller designs are often preferred such as a flower wand, basket, pomander or hair band or crown.
Buttonholes – a single flower with foliage or a grouping of flowers to be worn on the jacket.
The Groom’s buttonhole would usually match with the Brides bouquet with all other buttonholes being similar but less substantial. Other guests who would usually get buttonholes would be Best man/ushers/Father of the Bride/Groom. Siblings, Grandparents, witnesses and other family members can also have buttonholes. Young children can wear a buttonhole (clip on fastening) although for under 3’s it is not recommended.
Corsages – a spray of flowers to pin onto the outfit or wear on the wrist or attach to a handbag. Usually the Mother of the Bride/Groom would have a larger corsage, with a smaller version for other female guests including Grandparents, Siblings, other family members and witnesses.