Your choice of wedding flowers can make all the difference and that is why it’s so important to pick a floral display that will enhance the theme of your wedding. There are a number of aspects to consider including church flowers, decoration for the cake, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, and, perhaps most importantly, the bride's bouquet. Historically the bride chooses white flowers to symbolise purity, and although some still do, these days women usually opt for colours to complement her own or the bridesmaids' dresses.
When choosing wedding flowers it is worth taking along a sample of fabric from the bride's dress to the florist, as this helps when matching colours, even if you want a white bouquet to match a white dress, because whites can vary.
Among the wedding flowers that brides tend to go for in their bouquet are roses, lilies, carnations, chrysanthemums and tulips, but the type of flower will depend on the shape of the bouquet. There are a number of shapes to consider; the cascade, which is a large, tear-shaped arrangement that spills down; the nosegay, a round, tightly bound cluster of small flowers; a hand-tied bouquet, a simple cluster of long stems tied with a ribbon; and a spray bouquet, which is a triangular shaped bunch of flowers.