There are many popular beliefs about the bride’s bouquet. They concern not only the creation of the composition and the intricacies of the purchase, but also the future fate of the flowers. Modernity, of course, makes its own adjustments to such a set of rules. The choice of bouquet depends on the particular couple, or more often, on the bride.
Our ancestors believed that only the groom or his male relatives should buy a bouquet for the bride. Women were not even recommended to touch the flowers in the name of the well-being of the married life of the newlyweds.
It was considered a good omen if, when buying a bouquet, the groom received change. This assumed the financial independence of the couple in the future. There was even a ritual of its acquisition. The groom had to leave the house with his right foot, without saying a word to anyone, but return home along a different path, and enter the room with his left foot.
It was impossible to throw out the bouquet itself. It was dried and stored for many years.
When composing a composition for a bride’s bouquet, it is important not only to combine it with a wedding dress, but also its semantic content. Most florists, knowing the meanings of flowers in various religions and nationalities, do not include some of their species in the composition. This helps to avoid misunderstandings during the wedding, and if you believe the signs, after it.
There are a number of flowers that are customary to bring to funerals or lay at the graves and monuments of soldiers:
- red carnations.
They are not used in the bride’s bouquet, as this can bring bad luck.
As for lilies, they have a few more negative qualities. Their pollen crumbles intensively, and this can ruin the appearance of the bride’s outfit. In addition, lily aroma can cause headaches.
Adherents of strict observance of all traditions consider the flowers of sorrow and roses that have white, yellow or tea colors.
Experienced master florists make sure that the cherished composition does not include quickly withering flowers or plants that are afraid of the cold. Given all of the above, it is better to purchase a bouquet from specialists.
All beliefs are similar in one thing: the bride’s bouquet is a sacred object, the choice and acquisition of which cannot be entrusted to a random person.
Considering the modern minds of young people, more free from prejudice, you can entrust the purchase to the groom, the father or the groom’s witness, the parents of the bride, the bridesmaids. Of course, the girl herself can buy a bouquet.
The most romantic option is to buy flowers for the groom. This creates additional intrigue before the celebration. After all, this way the girl gets the opportunity to look at herself through the eyes of her beloved. Find out what flower she looks like in appearance and character for her future husband.
When it is known in advance that a young man is not burdened with knowledge in floristry, a girl can unobtrusively hint which compositions are preferable by showing him several photos on the Internet. The same approach applies to the groom’s friends.
An excellent option would be an independent choice of a bouquet by the bride. After all, the girl herself knows exactly which option is best suited to the wedding dress and will be to her taste. Sometimes it is necessary to see a branch of a plant or a bud in order to make a choice. In this case, the groom can simply pay for the purchase. Another plus is that the young man does not have to break an important tradition and ask about the design of a wedding dress.
Bridesmaids can also solve the problem of choosing a bouquet, however, only if the bride is not superstitious.
The appearance of the girl in the dress and her preferences will be known to them, which will help determine the options. For the bride herself, this option will save time on planning other details of the celebration.
In the case when the purchase of a wedding bouquet falls on the shoulders of the parents, it is better to specify some of the nuances in advance. After all, the older generation is not always versed in modern fashion trends, including floral ones. Therefore, do not actively criticize the choice of parents. The best solution in this situation can be an experienced florist. And in order not to injure relatives and not be left without the desired bouquet, you can meet with him in advance and discuss all the details.
Well, if the bride does not mind a surprise, then parents will be pleased to participate in creating the image of their daughter or future daughter-in-law. In some situations, this can help build relationships with the husband’s parents.
An important point in choosing is the size of the bouquet. It is determined based on the external data of the bride, the design of the wedding dress and the rules of flower design.
A bouquet in the form of a cascade is well suited for tall girls in a long straight dress. If plants with large buds are chosen, there should not be too many of them. Otherwise, the bouquet will look too voluminous. Small plants, on the contrary, should be larger.
For short brides dressed with puffy layered skirts, a round bouquet with short cut stems is suitable.
In the event that a short girl chooses a straight dress, they buy a compact bouquet, decorated in a romantic or classic style. The “pomander” is also perfect, which has a spherical shape and is fastened with ribbons on the wrist.
For girls who prefer to emphasize their individuality more vividly, florists offer asymmetric bouquets of an unusual shape. The composition is compiled by a specialist based on the nature of a particular girl.
But whatever the choice of the bride, such an important element as a bouquet should be taken care of in advance. In most flower shops and shops, an order can be made for a specific date of the celebration, and the composition will be ready on time.
How to choose a bridal bouquet and not make a mistake, you will learn from the following video.