Tips for Selecting the Right Flowers for Your Corsage and Boutonniere June 17, 2019 06:04

Los Angeles WeddingsIt's finally your time to shine! Your wedding day is set and the idea of marriage is finally tangible. It's a moment that you've been patiently waiting for. Everything must be absolutely perfect! And there's no reason why it can't be. By now you know that wedding planning takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and plenty of decision making. 

As you sit with your partner and decide on all the many questions of how to piece together your wedding, don't forget to plan out your corsage and boutonniere. Both the corsage and boutonniere have a rich history. And it's an element of your wedding that you won't want to skip. 

Not sure how to select the right flowers for your corsage and boutonniere? Don't worry, you're in the right place, and we're here to ease some of that pre-wedding day stress away. Continue reading for the best tips!

Decide on a Color Scheme

You've already started your wedding planning, so you know how essential colors are. For every wedding, there is a general color scheme found from the bridesmaids' dresses to the centerpieces and all the way to the corsage and boutonniere. Before deciding on the perfect flowers for your corsage or boutonniere, you'll need to have a color scheme for the wedding picked out. 

If you haven't decided on the color scheme for the wedding, then it may be a good idea to wait until you have your colors set in stone before purchasing your corsage or boutonniere. This is because you'll want all of the colors to blend well with one another. You don't want to decide on purple flowers for the corsage and then late decide to sprinkle shades of red throughout your wedding as the main color. 

Here are some common choices of flowers: 

  • Spray Roses
  • Carnations
  • Cymbidium Orchids
  • Standard Roses
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Mini Calla Lily

If you have a color scheme in mind or already have one planned out, talk to your wedding coordinator about which other colors would fit in well with the overall scheme. Just because you've decided on a white and red wedding, doesn't mean you have to go with red flowers or roses for the corsage and boutonniere. But, the colors that you do choose should tie in together quite well. 

Match the Corsage and Boutonniere

Just as you want the colors from your wedding to match with the colors on your corsage and boutonniere, you want the actual corsage and boutonniere to match as well. Marry them together by using the same flower type, colors, or special accent plants. 

Although the colors don't need to be the exact same, again, work around the central color scheme. For example, decide on a flower type and then you can have a shade of coral while your partner has a shade of light blue (as long as these colors tie into the wedding's color palettes). 

Here are some classic wedding palettes:

  • Black and White
  • Lavender and Sage
  • Coral and Light Blue
  • Peach and Sage
  • Red and Gold
  • Scarlet and Navy
  • Yellow and Gray

These are all wonderful color palettes for a wedding, however, this is not an exhausted list. There are many stunning colors that go well together. And choosing colors, flower types, or special accent plants that compliment each other well is a sure way to match the corsage and boutonniere perfectly!

Corsage and Boutonniere Accessories Should Compliment the Flower

When choosing corsage and boutonniere accessories or special accents, the accent or accessory should compliment the main flower greatly. Any beautiful flower needs a just as beautiful accessory or accent, but it's important to remember that you won't want to take away from the main flower. 

These add-ons are just that: add-ons. They do an amazing job at highlighting the flower, but you should stick to only one or two accents or accessories. 

Here are some beautiful add-ons to consider:

  • Jewels 
  • Feathers
  • Bows
  • Sparkles
  • Ribbon
  • Greenery
  • Accent Flowers

Pairing the perfect accent or accessory with the perfect flower is a sure way to stun your wedding guest and quite possibly your partner as well. 

Choose a Corsage Style Based on Dress

Before choosing a wedding corsage style, take into consideration the style of the dress. You tried on dress after dress, waiting to finally find the right one. Or, maybe all it took was one to know it was the dress of your dreams. Either way, your wedding dress is special and unique to your own style and personality.

Your wedding corsage should be equally tailored to your style and personality. So when choosing a style for your corsage, keep your dress in ming. Is your wedding dress simple and elegant? 

Or is it bold and statement-making? Go with a simple and elegant or bold and daring corsage to match up correctly with the same style of dress. 

Choose Flowers that You Both Adore

When it's all said and done, the only opinion that truly matters is yours and your partner's. The day is all about you two, and the decision is ultimately yours. You want every part of your wedding to be a symbol and reflection of the love that you have for one another.

Remember this when choosing the right flowers for your corsage and boutonniere. Pick out flowers that you both adore. Maybe there's a special flower that brings back past memories of when you started dating one another.

Or maybe there's a certain flower that has always seemed to follow you guys around. Choose the one that you both can agree on.

And for more wedding decor tips, check out our blog on the most common flower mistakes that you should know about!