Fresh flowers aren’t just for the wedding table. In addition to the bride’s bouquet and the various floral adornments that decorate the wedding venue, the wedding party and family members of the couple accessorize with flower arrangements. Bridesmaids carry bouquets, as well, but they are clearly differentiated from those of the bride. Some brides like their bridesmaids to have one particular flower from those that comprise the bridal bouquet and use that to form a smaller, simpler bouquet. Others like to use the same flowers as those found in the bridal bouquet but in more muted tones. Alternatively, all bridesmaids may carry a few single stems of one variety or each bridesmaid can carry stems from the different varieties within the bride’s bouquet. A florist can work with you to determine which option is best for you.
Flowers are also worn by other female family members traditionally as corsages, floral hair clips, or nosegays pinned to the bodice. The flower girl often wears a simple floral crown and carries a basket of petals to be strewn about the aisle before the bride makes her entrance. To designate his importance, the groom wears a boutonniere pinned to the lapel of his suit jacket. This matches his bride’s bouquet, often taking the form of a single flower or bud. Just as the wedding flowers allow the female members of the wedding party to be differentiated from the bride, so too does this occur with the men. The groomsmen, ring bearer, ushers, and male family members also wear boutonnieres, but these are differentiated from the groom in being a slightly different, simpler version of his boutonniere. To begin selecting your coordinating set of wearable wedding flower arrangements, give Flower Works a call today. We are the Marquette, MI area’s foremost luxury flower shop, and we can’t wait to turn your wedding day fantasies into reality.