Wedding season is fast approaching. Each year brides seek to do something different, something their friends have not yet done, something to set their wedding apart without bending tradition too much. A current trend is mismatched bridesmaids’ bouquets.
Some brides choose to give each attendant a bouquet containing one of the flowers in the bride’s bouquet – roses for one lady; calla lilies for another and freesia for yet another. Other brides bestow their bridesmaids with brightly colored bouquets of unrelated flowers, making all the bouquets totally different. Done carefully, the look can be most pleasing. Done poorly, it looks chaotic. To pull off the look, colorful flowers should be used. The differences will be lost if all bouquets are white or pale pink.
To add a unifying touch, the bouquets might be recreated in the centerpieces. Corsages and boutonnieres can also be different or the groomsmen might match the bridesmaid with whom he will be paired.
If you like the idea of each attendant having her own special bouquet, work with your florist to choose a palette that blends, providing a cohesive look for your big day. Remember, you can do most anything you want as long as it is done tastefully and is pleasing to the eye.