Bridal bouquet

Who should buy the bride's bouquet?

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.

folk beliefs

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.

Floral etiquette

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:

  • callas;
  • aza­leas;
  • lilies;
  • red car­na­tions.
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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.

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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.

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Selection rules

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.