Bridal Bouquets  

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Hello Townies!

Hope you guys are well today. We are already in the middle of the week! Time flies, Syawal had gone by almost in its 10th days. So have you started your Puasa Enam? I'm very sure there will be a lot of wedding and open house invitations to fill and attend this weekend.

This time around I'd like to share with you some bridal bouquet ideas. I'm very sure this is a small matter to almost every bride out there as it is usually comes with the package of the wedding dress. But for those couples who like to customize and plan every single thing for their wedding I do hope that this piece of article will help you out there.

But first thing off... WHY oh WHY do we (the bride) really need this seemingly not necessary thing? Below are some of the reasons that I think why it is first created.
  • Traditional wedding dress used to be in white or cream, a bouquet of flowers will tie the color nicely.
  • Brides tend to be nervous. They definitely need something to hold on to, take off their mind & conceal the shaking hands.
  • A cleverly arranged bouquet will conceal certain weaknesses to the physiques of the bride. E.g. make the bride looks taller, hide the extra fats around the tummy, hold a small purse for powder puffs, etc.
I think the three reasons listed are the strongest reasons, so next time if you think that it is not necessary or any shape of arrangement, color or type of flowers will do, think again! Let's move on to some samples that I think is commonly available as well as some unique ones. For this article, I will only cover on some generic bridal bouquets. There will be another post (insyaAllah) on some DIY and really unique ones.

These two samples are the most common arrangement for a bridal bouquet. It can come in different colors and type of flowers but they have an arrangement of semi-sphere with stem for the bride to hold on to. It can be made from artificial flowers or fresh flowers. One important tip for arrangements using fresh flowers like these - make sure that the florist take off all the torns (if they're roses) and cover the stems thoroughly from the bottom of the cut stems to avoid any stain to your lovely dress. Also to add some grip to the bouquet.

Another common type is the trailing bouquet that starts off big at the top and trailing down. It is usually very big in size and the length can be up to 2 feet long (from top to bottom end).

This type of arrangement is suitable for those medium to big-sized brides as it will make them look slimmer and taller. It can also hide the flabby tummy perfectly. One perfect example is in the picture of the bride (right).

Now, the picture above shows a bouquet that we usually saw dangling from the top of the ceiling near the dais or the reception table. It is VERY rare to see it used as a bridal bouquet although it has the same potential. Most of the time, this type of bouquet is used by the bridesmaid.

I love this idea of a bouquet. A clever florist can actually create a purse out of the fan-like arrangement for the bride to use as her temporary emergency stash for angpows, tissue and powder puff - or in this ever modern world, a mobile phone.

Those listed above are some of the ideas for a bridal bouquets. I do have some more pictures to share, but it will be saved for later. I apologize for not sharing all the source of the pictures as some of it has been collected years ago and I already forgotten where I picked it :D But as a disclaimer, none of the pictures shared here are from me.

Hope you enjoy the cuci mata. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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