How Do I Hold My Bouquet During the Wedding?
Almost every wedding, I get asked how to hold a bouquet when it comes time for the ceremony or any pre-ceremony photos. We’re here to provide you with the best tips and tricks photography-wise to get those great shots and look picture perfect. See our best advice below:
#1 thing we always recommend to any bridesmaid or bride is to hold the bouquet at your belly button. So many times we see the bouquet being held up high, even blocking part of a person’s face! This is not photogenic and is not pleasing to the eye. Have it at your belly button with your arms slightly bend and relaxed. Your arms will look slimmed down and you won’t look nervous or awkward.
Hold the blooms toward the guests, not the stems. You want to practice holding the flowers in a mirror so you’re comfortable with both the blooms pointing the right way and your arms slightly bent with the bouquet at your belly button. You’ll look like a rockstar!
Hand off your bouquet to the Maid/Matron or Man of Honor when either you are standing face to face and will need to hold hands to do your vows and place rings or choose to hand it off right after walking down the aisle and when your future spouse joins you up at the front. Just don’t be like me and forget to take it back at the end of the ceremony (oops!). I was so nervous and happy, I walked to the back of the church without my bouquet and my MOH had to walk with two bouquets…..whoops.
When in doubt, ask your florist! A good florist will still be there to check on you when they deliver the flowers, so ask them how they recommend to hold it! They’ll know better than anyone where the front and back of the design is and how often you need to water it, how easily it’ll bruise, etc.
Hopefully, these tips will make you feel comfortable and confident with your flower-holding skills. Because you got em, girl! *high five*