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How to carry your wedding flowers

Ever since you got engaged you have surely thought about every single detail! As a bride-to-be, it is natural to focus the most on your bridal styling. One of the most exciting parts about wedding planning is choosing the gown, hairstyle, and definitely thinking about your bouquet and how it will complete your whole look! But have you thought about how to properly hold wedding flowers? Trust me, how you carry your bouquet can impact everything, and that is why I have assembled a few tips to help you look iconic on your special day!

1. Never hold the bouquet too high or too low

You have been looking forward to wearing your dress for so long, but when you hold wedding flowers high, part of that beautiful dress will be hidden! Too low and you risk looking uncomfortable and awkward. Instead, you need to flaunt your gorgeous bridal posture and exquisite taste and not hide behind the bouquet. What is the right way? Your arms need to be relaxed, holding the floral design at a height about your belly button. Relaxing and properly holding those wedding flowers will also boost your confidence and show your flawless figure!

2. Careful with the stems

When you hold wedding bouquets, one rule to always have in mind is never placing your hands too low on the stems because this can cause some balancing issues. Trust me, you don’t want the flowers weighing and tiring your arms during the course of the ceremony and photos. Instead, position your hands so that you’re holding the stems towards the upper half of their length. Not only will the bouquet feel much lighter, it will also sit up at a proper angle!

3. Tilt the bouquet away from you

Above all else, my absolute favorite tip is to tilt the bouquet away from the dress to an angle where the stems won’t be visible - and never forget, arms relaxed! This tip matters for all bouquet shapes, especially cascading bouquets.


Alright, there you have it, my 3 tips for achieving the perfect angle and posture while holding your wedding flowers. I hope you’ve found them helpful!

If you are searching for your dream wedding florist and are looking for an expert to help you navigate the world of wedding flowers, I would love to chat with you and learn more about your big day! Click here to inquire about our services and see if Flux Floral is the right fit for you!



Floral Design: Flux Floral • Photographers: James Willis Photography; John Cain Studio

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