Five Must Haves for a Vintage Wedding Bouquet

I am so in love with the latest vintage wedding trend. There’s rustic vintage, glam vintage, the list is endless. But, at the end of the day, there are five elements that every good vintage wedding bouquet needs.

1. Soft, Muted Tones

My favorite vintage wedding colors are blush and lavender. You will never see a vintage wedding bouquet with bright pops of color. The beauty of a vintage bouquet can be found in it’s  soft, romantic, and understated palette.

Use soft tones in your vintage wedding bouquet. Photo from Brides-Book.com
Use soft tones in your vintage wedding bouquet. Photo from Brides-Book.com

2. Charms, Charms, Charms

Bouquet charms are a cute wedding accessory, and a great way to honor loved ones that are dear to your heart, or have passed on. I personally would  put a picture of my adorable fur child (yes, my puppy) in one of those charms. I’m sure some of you dog moms definitely agree.

Photo from BridalMusings.com
Photo from BridalMusings.com

3. Baby’s Breath

This wedding flower is a vintage bouquet must have. It acts as a simple and classic filler. It’s inexpensive, but really adds to your wedding bouquet, making it look more lush and full.

Baby's Breath Photo From BridalMusings.com
Baby’s Breath Photo From BridalMusings.com

4. Satin Ribbon

Satin ribbon is timeless.  Wrap your bouquet with this classic wedding accessory. I don’t recommend using striped, patterned, or shimmery ribbon to wrap your vintage wedding bouquet, as it will totally clash with the simple style.

Lily of the Valley Bouquet from Afloral.com
Lily of the Valley Bouquet from Afloral.com

5. A Simple Manicure

You want your soft romantic bouquet to be the center of attention, so don’t ruin it with bright, tacky nails.

Wedding Nails
Wedding Nails

Are you a fan of the vintage wedding trend? Comment below!

How to Dress Up Your Premade Bouquet

If you’re a no fuss kinda girl, chances are you’re using premade bouquets on your wedding day. Some have the crafting eye and patience to be DIY brides, but others just want simple, hassle free wedding flowers.

Afloral.com offers a large selection of stunning premade wedding bouquets. We have boho bouquets, rustic bouquets, traditional bouquets, and that’s just to name a few. They are gorgeous and totally affordable. But, what if you fall in the middle? What if you love the ease of preparation the premade bouquets have to offer, but really would love to make it your own? Have no fear, the anticrafter is here to offer a simple solution.

I’ve come up with a list of five different ways to dress up your premade bouquet. This way, you don’t have to mess with bundling together individual stems, but you still can carry a unique wedding bouquet on your big day.

1. Bouquet Wrap  The majority of our premade bouquets do not come with bouquet wrap. Pick a ribbon that fits your theme and style, and wrap away. To wrap a premade bouquet, you usually need about one foot of ribbon,  and 2-3 corsage pins.

My favorite ribbons are the burlap ribbon in natural, ivory lacy ribbon, and raw muslin wrap in coral.

Decorative Ribbon

2. Brooches + Bouquet Bling If you’re a glamourous  bride, you might want to add a little bling to your bouquet. Some of our bling comes on a pick, and others are just pins. Either pin it to one of the silk stems, or wrap the pick up in the bouquet.

Butterfly Charm

3. Bundle together 2-3 premade bouquets for a fuller look.

4. Bundle together 2-3 different bouquets for a unique look.

5. Attach a charm or family heirloom to the bouquet wrap. Many brides like to use a family necklace or charm as their something old or something borrowed. Attach it to the ribbon you wrap your bouquet with, it’s the perfect accent. If you don’t have that, use one of our photo lockets or keys.

Bouquet Charm