When planning a wedding, there are so many areas that are just about dictated by tradition, but choosing flowers for the mother of the bride is not one of them! This can be an enjoyable way to add some color to the outfits of your nearest and dearest while including them in a small, yet, special way on the big day.
As there are no hard-and-fast rules that need to be followed for the mother of the bride, you can get quite creative and will really pick something that suits not just the wedding theme, but also the mother of the bride dresses!
If there was a tradition when it comes to wedding flowers for immediate family members, corsages for the female members would be it. They are a simple way to have those individual family members stand out from the rest of the wedding guests, regardless of not being part of the official bridal party.
These can either be worn on the wrist or pinned to the dress for a more traditional look. Corsages for the mother of the bride can be flowers that match other immediate family members, or they can be individually chosen to compliment her own dress. For example, an excellent corsage choice for gold mother of the bride dresses would be something simple like white roses with baby’s breath.
For mother of the bride dresses in blues or pinks, a corsage with white flowers is again a very safe choice, but you could also try a mix of pastel hues such as cream with pink.
If the mother of the bride is wearing a gown with embellishments such as lace or sequins, it might be best to choose flowers that don’t have to compliment her outfit. It can be challenging to blend flowers well with these types of designs, and small posies can be the perfect choice in these instances.
Posies are easy to blend in with most mother of the bride dresses as they are only held for a short time – usually just in pictures and if the mother of the bride walks down the aisle ahead of the bride. Once these tasks are completed, the posy can be put aside in a vase ready for the mother of the bride to take home as a lovely little keepsake!
A beautiful, yet, an often-overlooked option is to use flowers as part of the hair accessories for the mother of the bride. A fascinator with some flower embellishment on it will definitely look good meanwhile if the headpiece is a DIY made only of flowers, it is advisable to have the hair done by a professional for perfect, and secure placement.
This works wonderfully for destination weddings that are held on a beach with exotic flowers the perfect choice for adding a sensual, alluring accessory to mother of the bride dresses. Imagine a lovely tiger lily tucked into a professionally created side bun!
A garden wedding is also another way to incorporate flowers into the overall look for the mother of the bride, by adding them to a lovely hat – this is not only beautiful but also practical at the same time!
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