The bride's bouquet - how to choose it, what traditions it imposes and what meaning it has

The bride's bouquet - how to choose it, what traditions it imposes and what meaning it has

One of the most beautiful days in a woman's life is, without a doubt, the wedding day. Well, as beautiful and significant as this day is in the life of the bride and groom, the preparations can be so stressful, so that everything is as perfect as possible.

Among the most difficult things for the bride to choose is the bouquet. Here's how you can make this choice much easier and, at the same time, what are the traditions that refer to the bride's bouquet and what is its meaning.


  1. The meaning and symbolism of the bride's bouquet
  2. The tradition of throwing the bride's bouquet
  3. When and how to throw the bride's bouquet
  4. How the bride's bouquet should look

1. The meaning and symbolism of the bride's bouquet

The bride's bouquet represents a tradition that has been respected since antiquity and has a special meaning. Certain folklore stories assume the existence of a period when the bride was considered a bringer of luck, and the people attending the wedding wanted to have an object received from her that would carry their luck further. Thus, a bouquet of flowers was created that the bride could throw to the crowd who wanted to receive an object bringing prosperity and luck that day. The bouquet has remained a tradition over the years, being known by the name we know today as the "bride's bouquet".

the bride's bouquet

Another meaning of the flowers worn by the bride was also known in Ancient Rome, in Greece or even in modern India, namely the garlands with flowers that are considered to have a smell that drives away evil spirits and bad luck from the life of the bride and groom.

White roses

Today, however, the concept of the bouquet on the wedding day has reached other thresholds, and a wedding made "as per the book" has in its composition the bride's bouquet which can be of two types, respectively the bouquet of flowers from the civil wedding and the bouquet from the church , followed by the bridesmaids' bouquets and the famous godmother's bouquet.

the bride's bouquet1

If the meaning of the bridal bouquet in the past is no longer present even today, well, now the attention is focused on the way the bouquet is made, because each flower that composes it has a special meaning.

2. The tradition of throwing the bride's bouquet

If, in the past, the bridal bouquet thrown to the crowd had a role of prosperity and was considered a bringer of luck, well, today it is thrown to a group made up of all unmarried girls who want to find the love of their life faster. Thus, the tradition of throwing the bridal bouquet nowadays signifies the luck of the bride-to-be.

bouquet of roses and hydrangea

3. When and how to throw the bride's bouquet

If you are going to get married and you are wondering what is the most appropriate moment to throw the bouquet, but also how to throw it so that the moment itself is as thrilling as possible for the guests, here are some tips that can be of great help to you :

  • Throw away the bouquet at the end of the evening, after cutting the cake

The best time to throw the bridal bouquet is at the end of the evening, after the cake has been cut. This is because at the end of the evening, people start to go home, and this moment is a way to make the evening last a little longer, while the guests can have fun and photos can capture special moments.

  • Do not throw the bouquet directly

It is a relatively uninspired decision to throw the bouquet directly, without any warning, because in this way you do not create a moment of suspense, everything will last only a few seconds, during which even photographs will not be able to immortalize the moment beautifully.

the bride's bouquet3

Therefore, it is much wiser to choose one of the following options, namely:

  • he offers the bouquet to a person who will be asked to marry him as soon as he receives it
  • put the bouquet in a cage or box with a key and give a key to each bridesmaid, and the one whose key opens the lock with flowers in the box will receive the bouquet
  • each bridesmaid can write a note with a wish for the bride and groom and sign it, and by drawing lots, the winning ticket will be the one with the name of the girl who receives the bouquet
  • organize a game at the end of the evening with all the bridesmaids, and the one who wins the game will receive the bouquet

pink hydrangeas

<h2> 4. How the bride's bouquet should look </h2>

Another frequently encountered dilemma in wedding preparations is the appearance of the bride's bouquet. As it must be perfect on the wedding day, many brides do not know which flowers to choose and which combinations they want for their bouquet.

the bride's bouquet4

Among the most loved bridal bouquets are those that contain roses , peonies or chrysanthemums, such as the ones below:

roses and chrysanthemums

roses and chrysanthemums

pink roses

purple roses

At the same time, there are some flowers that are said to have a special meaning, such as:

  • Gardenia, considered a symbol of joy

gardenia bouquet

  • Hydrangeas, often associated with luxury, but also with good understanding and harmony in couples

multicolored hydrangeas

blue hydrangeas

  • Freesias , flowers that denote a good friendship, but also a balance in the relationship

bouquet of pink freesias

bouquet of freesias

A bride's bouquet, above all, must be to her liking, make her happy and remain an unforgettable memory. That's why, if you're going to get married, don't forget that everything must be the way you want it, not the way others think is best. Don't limit yourself, don't get stuck in minor details and enjoy this unique and special moment.

Which bouquet do you think would be ideal for you?

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