Jan. 3, 2010, 7:30 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Tip from the Expert: How to Choose the Perfect Bouquet for your Wedding Dress


For the month of January, SmartBride Boutique is showcasing various wedding tips from the experts. Check back daily for helpful tips and advice as you plan your wedding.

Today's tip is from Apricot Avenue Weddings + Design.

Are you wondering how to find your perfect bouquet? Look to your dress for inspiration!

The perfect bouquet should stem from the concepts of your wedding theme and the shape of your wedding dress. Although there are no rules etched in stone, the general rule of thumb is: the bigger the dress the bigger the bouquet.


Feb. 2, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

How Should I Hold My Bouquet?


With all you newly engaged brides out there, we thought this post from The Fab Bride (with stellar advice from the ladies over at TwoWeddingBelles.com might be of use. Here, your most burning questions about the wedding ceremony - enjoy!

Wedding Bouquet

Image courtesy of Christina Gapic

"How should I hold my bouquet?"

Try to rest your forearms casually on your hip bones and hold the blooms centered in front of you. It may feel like you’re holding the flowers too low, but the tendency is to start to move them higher if you get nervous. Remember, it isn’t a floral microphone, so there’s no need to have the bouquet right underneath your face. It will look best to those in attendance, as well as in photos, if you keep the flowers no higher than your midsection.