A number of components should be considered when planning the flowers for your wedding.
* The bridal bouquet. It’s tradition for bridal bouquets to contain white or cream-colored flowers such as stephanotis, roses, orchids, or lilies. Many bridal bouquets also include fillers like baby’s breath as well as some green or ivy, as well as ribbons or additonal accessories.
* Bouquets for attendants. Attendants’ bouquets should be identical, and it’s best to co-ordinate these bouquets with the attendants’ gowns. Only the maid of honour traditionally receives a slighlty different bouquet, as it’s customary to give her one apart from the rest, though not significantly so.
* Boutonnieres for groomsmen and ushers. The guy’s side of the wedding also needs to take part in the floral plan. Worn in a buttonhole or lapel, a boutonniere should be worn on the left lapel and match a flower from the bridesmaids’ bouquet. The groom should also wear a boutonniere, though his should match a flower from the bride’s bouquet. When wearing boutonnieres, men should not wear additional accessories such as pocket squares.
* Flowers for special guests. Certain special guests, such as grandmothers and mothers, should receive corsages. While the corsages do not need to be identical, they should match the bridesmaids’ bouquets. It’s best to consult with a florist for a corsage colour that goes with anythings, as typically the corsages must be ordered before the bride and groom know what their mothers, grandmothers and other special guests will be wearing.