Tropical Wedding Bouquet: Tips for Making the Best Choice
A tropical wedding bouquet can be simple and elegant, or an
extravagant, breathtaking display. The bridal bouquet will typically be
larger than the bouquets the bridal attendants carry down the isle.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to wedding bouquet
flowers. What should you consider when choosing the perfect bouquets?
If you’re reading this page, you are considering (or have already
decided on) a tropical wedding theme. Believe it or not, there are
variations in tropical themes:
– Incorporate Beach Elements (shells, pearls, coral, sand dollars)
– Include Traditional Hawaiian Flowers (hibiscus, plumeria, orchids,
– Create Bouquets with Leafy Green Foliage and
Bold, Colorful Blooms
– Add Elements that Reflect a Nautical Theme (rope, netting, and
Formal or Informal
Will your wedding be formal or informal? Simple or elaborate? The
tropical wedding bouquets you select should reflect the formality of
The location of your event, as well as the time of year, will determine
the tropical flowers you can include in your wedding bouquets. If you
live in a warm climate, or are having a destination wedding in an
exotic location, the variety of tropical flowers available will be
If you live in a cold climate, or your wedding is scheduled during a
cold season, consider using cold hardy tropical look-a-likes, or have
true tropicals shipped direct.
Have you chosen the style for your bridal and bridesmaid gowns? A
wedding bouquet should compliment (not compete with) the style of the
gowns you choose.
Wedding Color Scheme
The wedding color scheme is typically reflected in the wedding bouquet
flowers. Flower colors for tropical weddings range from bright and bold
to subtle and elegant.
What type of flowers do you prefer? Tropical blooms can be big and bold
or small and elegant. What type of fragrance do you like? Some tropical
flowers are heavily scented while others have little or no fragrance.
What’s your wedding flower budget? How much have you allocated to
wedding bouquets? It’s a good idea to know your numbers before you meet
with the florist. Also know the amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen in
the wedding party as well as the number of tables at the reception. Did
you know that wedding bouquets can double as decorations for the head
Do you have a specific style in mind? Tropical wedding bouquets come in
variety of shapes and styles. The bouquet style you select should
complement the design of bridal and bridesmaid gowns as well as blend
in with the wedding theme.
If you haven’t already, find an experienced wedding florist. Ask for
referrals from friends and family. Schedule an appointment with a few
different florists to compare pricing estimates and samples of their
Book your florist well in advance. Experienced florists are busy, and
have a tight schedule. Keep in mind that some venues and wedding
planners will only work with specific florists; however, if this is the
case, you should be notified well in advance.