How to Customize a Bride's Bouquet
By Jennifer Edwards Milam
A customized wedding bouquet is an accessory just like your earrings and necklace that should match perfectly with your wedding dress or other garments. Make sure you customize your bridal bouquet perfectly with advice from a professional event stylist in this video on bridal bouquets.View Transcript
Hi this is Jennifer Edwards Milam with Reveal Event Style and we're going to talk about customizing your wedding bouquet. This is an accessory, just like your earrings or your necklace that you are choosing or your shoes for that matter and speaking of shoes the trend right now is to not wear the traditional white or silver or gold shoe but to choose something really wild and fun and why shouldn't your bouquet reflect your shoes? They might not see them immediately but during the course of the event they're going to see your shoes and it's going to make all the sense in the world but if they know you everything is going to make sense about your bouquet and whatever you make of it. Ask your grandparents or your mother if they have anything that was really special to them on their wedding day or just special in general and add that to your bouquet. Also another obvious thing is your monogram but in tradition you don't want to put your married monogram on that until after you are married so maybe that's something that happens really sweetly and can actually be part after the ceremony is that you have your name monogrammed and then maybe there's a moment where your groom adds his monogram to that in your bouquet. If you do so choose to go the monogram route or even just a simple brooch route you want to make sure that that piece is featured and with regard to saying that I suggest that you choose a more simple bouquet, maybe a monochromatic so that what is featured is the element that you have added which is the element of surprise and what really reflects your personality and then another bouquet is not actually a bouquet at all it was a tiny, tiny little bird cage and it had live butterflies in it but she was an avid butterfly observer and it was the perfect thing for her. For all these things you can consult with your floral professional and helping you decide the best route to go and the most sensible route to go even as far fetched as you want to go but with good guidance on maybe the best flowers to use for a certain situation. For your more elaborate and really different bouquets it is probably in your best interest to request a sample. Though those come in a fee it's really, it will give you piece of mind for you and your designer to know that you all are both on the same page and in the right direction so that's a good time that if anything needs to be changed or you are just not sure about something that that's the time to bring it up and then they are more than happy to change the design plan to suit you and those are some fun ideas for customizing your bridal bouquet.
About the Expert
Jennifer Edwards Milam brings more than 12 years of unique experience in all areas of entertaining, celebrations and lifestyle together in the form of Reveal Event Style. Her experience has afforded her to design for clients all over the world, including film, television and appearances in various publications. She has guided events from intimate garden weddings to weeklong fetes. Her background is rich in the study of art, design, architecture, professional commentary and especially floriculture. She has participated in competitions and was awarded for her bridal-themed designs in affiliation with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). She has conducted design programs for American Institute of Floral Designer members, as well as for flower societies and bridal shows in Los Angeles and Nashville.
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