Top tips for choosing the Perfect Wedding Bouquet
It is no secret that
the folks here at Hatton Jewels are a tiny bit wedding obsessed! In preparation
for the most popular season of weddings, we’ve been admiring some of the
beautiful wedding bouquets over on Pinterest, and so, we’ve put together a
quick wedding bouquet guide to share with you!
When it comes to
planning a wedding, it goes without saying that choosing the right flowers
comes right up there with picking the venue, menu and the perfect dress.
However, with so many varieties, themes and seemingly endless inspiration to
choose from, it can quickly become overwhelming (especially once you end up
down the Pinterest rabbit hole). Fortunately, Hatton Jewels are here to help
with some tips!
Choose the right season...
Choose flowers that
are really strong and in season when you plan to get married. If you’re
unfamiliar with seasonality, there are lots of resources online that will help
you to find out what’s available (and of course, you florist will always be
able to guide you with this, too). Naturally, these days it is much easier to
get hold of flowers that aren’t necessarily in season. However, abiding by
nature will ensure that you get the most bountiful blooms, more for your money,
and gorgeous flowers that will look and feel in the true spirit of the season.
Match the colour scheme of the day
As a general rule of
thumb, aim to complement your flowers to your outfits. A classic example is the
use of thistle buttonholes, the national flower of Scotland, for groomsmen sporting
the traditional tartan kilt. If the wedding dress is full of lovely detail, it
might be wise to opt for an understated bridal bouquet that won’t detract from
your outfit. If you’re not sure, bring a photo and sample materials to your
florist who will be able to help you make the right choice.
Think about where you will place the
flowers on the day
Ideally, you want an
element of fluidity running through your flowers and venue. A beautiful display
of colourful, tropical varieties may look at odds in a traditional, Victorian
ballroom and the same goes for traditional designs in super sleek, modern
venues. That being said, we don’t like to pigeonhole anything, but if you’re
looking for a simple way to choose wedding flowers that will suit your day,
then the venue is a great place to start.
Know how much you want to spend!
Decide on what your
budget will be on from the outset and let your florist makes suggestions that
are appropriate and within your range. If you’re not sure yet, it’s always good
to have at least a rough figure to start with –
what you don’t want is your florist making lots of suggestions that are
going to be unsuitable. Make a list of
your absolute essential floral designs, followed by your preferences, and a good
florist will be able to get creative with your budget and help make it stretch
If you’re interested
in any types of jewellery such as wedding rings or engagement rings, just get
in touch with one of our friendly members of staff who will be sure to guide
you along the way. Alternatively, our boutique Hatton Garden jewellers is open
Monday to Friday and appointments to see all of our diamond rings can be booked
quickly and easily online.