What Color Should My Bridal Bouquet Be?

What Color Should My Bridal Bouquet Be?

Yesterday, I got an email from a bride-to-be asking my advice on the color of flowers I would recommend she use in her bouquet…

“I want my bridal bouquet to be all white flowers, but my best friend says that most brides now prefer bouquets with lots of color. Is she right about this?”

Personally, I recommend using flowers that complement your wedding gown, but it’s really a matter of personal choice.bridal bouquet color

There’s no doubt that color is the primary influence in weddings and events, whether it’s flowers, dresses, linens, or invitations.

Traditionally, brides have carried all-white bouquets, but in recent years, that rule has been increasingly bent or broken.

We’ve done bridal bouquets in many colors, including reds, vibrant summer mixes, and spring pastels. And this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

But there is still strong interest in all-white bridal bouquets. Some brides have told me that carrying a traditional bouquet of white flowers will set them apart and make them feel special.

Some brides have told me they think that colored flowers are too distracting in solo photos.

So if you want to carry an all-white bouquet, I’d say “Go for it!”
You’re certainly not alone. I think it’s one wedding tradition that will never be entirely replaced.

If you’d like to weigh in on this, leave your comment below.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.