Bouquets for Your Bridesmaids: A Guide

Bouquets for your bridesmaids are a major part of choosing your flowers. While there are many different approaches to deciding what type and size bouquets your bridesmaids should get, if you decide on a specific methodology, you can make the choices easier to whittle down. Today, we provide you with the most common scenarios for deciding on the look of the bouquets for your bridal party.

Floral Choices: It’s important to decide whether you’d like the bridesmaids’ bouquets to be exact replicas (but smaller) of the bridal bouquet or if you want them to complement each other instead. It’s a matter of personal preference, so work with your florist on choosing a look that works with your budget. You may want the bridal bouquet to stand out with a fuller, bolder look, so once you’ve decided on the overall look and feel that you’re going for, the next two items (color and size) will help you complete the selections for your bridal party.


Color Schemes: The flowers for the bridal party typically match the dresses that your bridesmaids are wearing. Depending on what you’ve decided to do with the bridal bouquet, you may want to vary the colors in the bridesmaids’ bouquets to complement those of the bridal bouquet (as opposed to having an exact match in colors). Talk to your florist about the colors your envisioning and get some tips for how to ensure that the bouquets complement one another.

Size Matters: The piece de resistance for all the bouquets is of course the one for the bride. While that will likely be a bigger than the bouquets for the bridal party, spend some time discussing the size of the bouquets for the bridal party as well. Many of the pictures will include these bouquets, and you don’t want to skimp on these. Depending on what you’ve decided about the flowers, you definitely want to ensure that the bridal bouquet stands out. If you’ve decided that all the bouquets should be the same size, then you’ll want to make sure that you select different flowers for the bridesmaids and bridal bouquet. On the other hand, if you’ve decided that they should have the same set of flowers, then you’ll want to be sure that the bridal bouquet is either bigger or a different color than the bridesmaids’ bouquets to ensure that it stands out.

Bridesmaids' Bouquets

Choosing the flowers is definitely a fun part of the wedding planning process, so giving some thought to how you’d like these bouquets to look is well worth the time. If you need help making some decisions, book a consultation to discuss in further detail. We’re happy to help!