While much thought and attention will likely go into choosing the flowers and colors for your wedding bouquet, it's also important to consider the style of the floral arrangements your bridesmaids will hold throughout the ceremony. Like their bridesmaid dresses, it's likely you'll want to choose a design that complements your own. Work with your floral designer to consider using similar colors, flowers, or details, such as ribbon, to unite your arrangements.
Typically, bridesmaids will hold a compilation of flowers that are not quite as bountiful as the bride's bouquet; however, some brides choose to carry the same size bouquet as their 'maids in a similar style.
For example, bridesmaids may carry all-white rose bouquets, while the bride clutches a glamelia bouquet made of rose petals to look like one big bloom. From elegant creations composed of one single type of flower to vibrant collections of florals that appear to be freshly picked from the garden, the decision is completely up to you – and may also be influenced by your wedding location or venue. A church ceremony may call for a streamlined look with orchids or roses in ivory or pale pink, while arrangements of multiple blooms in various hues will complement an alfresco garden vow exchange.
Take a look at 15 beautiful bridesmaid bouquet styles to consider for your own nuptials, below. Be sure to click on each image to view more inspiration from these real weddings!
Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Elegant All-White Country Club Wedding with Natural Greenery
Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.; From Real Wedding: East Coast Countryside Wedding with Vintage Details
Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Beachside Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Photo by Marisa Holmes; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: Seafoam & Ivory-Hued Oceanfront Wedding in Laguna Beach, California
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; From Real Wedding: Shabby Chic & Garden-Inspired Malibu, California Wedding
Photo by EDLT Photo
Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Ceremony at SMU Chapel + Ballroom Reception in Dallas
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Summer Wedding in Rome, Italy with Rustic Elements
Photo by Meg Perotti; From Real Wedding: Colorful Outdoor Wedding at Northern California Ranch & Winery
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Floral Design by The Design Studio at The Breakers; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers; From Real Wedding: Soft-Hued Spring Wedding at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Wedding Ceremony + Classic, Romantic Ballroom Reception
Photo by Caroline Tran; From Real Wedding: Magical Garden Ceremony + Tented Reception with Chic French Theme
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: Chic White, Blush & Gold Seaside Wedding at Montage Laguna Beach
Photo by Heather Waraksa; From Real Wedding: Summer Wedding with Vibrant Color Palette in Brooklyn, New York
Photo by This Modern Romance; From Real Wedding: Modern Wedding at a Spanish Courtyard in Southern California
For more wedding bouquet and bridesmaid dress inspiration, visit our photo galleries! For floral design inspiration, view allergy-friendly flowers for your bridal bouquet, discover beautiful year-round bouquet styles that work for weddings any time of year, and find out what questions to ask your florist.