A bouquet is never fully-dressed without wrapping the bouquet stems.
This finishing touch, usually made with ribbon, can be as simple or detailed as you’d like. A good place to start would be to ask yourself if you like the look of the stems showing, or not? Stems showing is the most popular today, fully covered is classic. Look below to some bouquet wrappings that we have been pinning to our inspiration board “Bouquets Wraps We Love.”
This bouquet is wrapped with lace for a vintage and romantic look. Other materials rather than ribbon are burlap, fabric from a unique garment, an organic item like grass, twine, metallic wire, the list goes on!
Tight on top, loose on bottom. Colorful on top, neutral on bottom. Busy on top, simple on the bottom. My mother taught me that whatever the relationship, everything needs balance. I always tell brides that if you want to make a statement in one place, make the surroundings neutral. A nice, ivory ribbon with simple beading is tasteful, clean, classic and suites a bouquet that makes a statement.
Neutral doesn’t have to mean ivory. It can mean plum, green, gray, black, cream, soft gold. The neutral color really depends on the color(s) it is supporting.
Match the wrapping with the style bouquet. If the flowers and shape are wild and playful, continue the look with the wrapping.
Neutral and classic on the top, have a little bit of fun on the bottom. With a classic bouquet, I would never go too crazy with wrap design, but it is fun to keep things interesting. This bouquet uses a mingling of two neutral tones quite nicely.
Ultra classic. To not have any stems showing on your bouquets says super formal, classic and polished. I picture this bouquet to be designed for a bride getting married at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
This is a favorite of mine. It’s classic, romantic, and it can be really fun to match your dress if it has a corset.
If one of your wedding colors is turquoise and you are having a hard time incorporating the color without going overboard, using it as the color ribbon to tie the bouquets is a sweet touch.
Layered to create texture, enough said. Okay, this one may be my favorite.
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