Winter Wedding Bouquets - Elegant and Sophisticated

Winter wedding bouquets can be as unique as the bride who chooses them. With the cost of wedding flowers averaging just under $2,000, you want to be sure you get the flowers you love at the price you like.

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Consider the design of your dress and your overall theme and know your budget before walking into a florist. To help plan your wedding and your budget, I recommend a wedding workbook.

Generally winter wedding bouquets comprised of flowers in season will keep costs down.

If price is not a factor or you know exactly what you want and are prepared to pay for it, most florists and online flower stores can locate any flower in nearly any color you choose.

And with silk flowers becoming more realistic everyday, this is definitely an option worth considering. Many brides are keeping their silk bouquets for display within their own home and having a smaller version created to "toss away".

There is a dizzying array of bouquet styles to choose from and many factors will influence your final decision.

Here are my 5 favorite winter wedding bouquets:

Muff Bouquet

I adore this look for the wintery bride. The muff itself can be sewn from any fabric to match your dress, from real or faux fur or rich velvet.

If you are considering this style because it’s freezing cold and you actually need it – lining with cozy polar fleece is an option.

Wearing elbow length evening gloves is an elegant finishing touch. The muff is then adorned with a corsage or small bouquet of flowers that are attached. Crystals, lace, ribbons, fur and feathers will further embellish this accessory until it is perfectly unique and perfectly you!

Head Wreath

Whether you choose silk flowers, fresh flowers or fur, this is a beautiful accessory worthy of contemplation.

Thinking of your overall theme and style of your dress may help to determine if this is a look for you. A white fur head wreath adorned with white roses and crystals (got to have some bling!), combined with a muff is the ultimate snow princess look.

Have your head wreath made from silk flowers and you instantly create a beautiful keepsake that can later be displayed on a wall within your home.

Tussy-Mussy

The elegance of the bouquet holders is why this made it to my list of favourite winter wedding bouquets.

The tussy-mussy (sometimes spelled tussie-mussie) is usually a silver plated or pewter cone-shaped piece that a nosegay bouquet is placed within.

With a tussy-mussy holder conveniently located at your head table, you’ll not only have a place to display your wedding bouquet, you’ll also have a beautiful keepsake. The nosegay bouquet is round in shape and usually consists of round flowers that are equal in size.

Basket Bouquet

Far from traditional winter wedding bouquets, the basket bouquet is for the bride who wants a unique look.

Basket bouquets are usually reserved for flower girls but done right, this can be an absolutely breathtaking floral display.

The basket bouquet lends itself well to the creative bride – virtually anything you want can be displayed in your basket.

Start by choosing a basket that you absolutely love, that is in good proportion to the flowers you are choosing and the style of your dress. The basket itself can be spray painted any color you like and completed with an iridescent or glittery finish.

Long stemmed white roses with seasonal greenery, berries and pine cones (spray painted for the snowy appearance) create a gorgeous festive look.

Wrist Bouquet

Perfect for the bride who wants her hands free, the wrist bouquet is a smallish bouquet of flowers attached to an elastic band worn around the wrist.

I love the convenience and simplicity of this design. It is especially practical if the bride chooses to carry a prayer book or other religious pieces.

An additional embellishment that can be added to winter wedding bouquets is celebratory ornaments made from crystal, acrylic or hand-blown glass. Swarovski crystal wedding bells or snowflakes add tremendous sparkle that double as a beautiful keepsake from your special day.

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