One of the wedding day investments that goes the farthest is the bride’s bouquet! In general, having incredible flowers does so much to add to your wedding day decor and the overall atmosphere of the day. But investing in your bouquet in particular gets you a huge return on investment. Especially, if you’re spending a good deal on professional photography as well, because your bouquet will appear in a large amount of your photographs! It will be in most likely ALL of your bride and groom portraits, your bridal party photos, and posed family photos too. You’ll see it in your album, in the framed portraits you look at every day in your home, and if you end up not liking it that much, you may be bummed
I say that both as a wedding photographer who’s photographed over 80 weddings AND as a former bride! Not loving my bouquet is actually one of my wedding day regrets (which, I blogged about previously here) and it’s one of those things I would change if I could go back in time. We did all of our own flowers because of our budget, but since we’re not florists by any means, my bouquet did not have that “look” I’d been hoping for. Some things are really best left to professionals…and bouquets are one of them! Every time I look at our wedding album or at our framed portraits, I do feel a little bit sad that I never had my “dream” bouquet. I obviously can’t do anything about it now, but I’d highly encourage future brides to invest in their bouquet, especially if they’re also investing in professional photography.
I’ll be blogging more about things that make a big visual impact on your wedding day and photograph really well. If there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know by sending me an email or leaving a comment.