Getting a handle on your wedding bouquet


More and more brides are adding personal touches to their wedding day flowers, decorations and ambience, reflecting their own personalities.


Your wedding bouquet is one of those important personal touches; it will be with you throughout the day and seen forever in your wedding photos.  You know or have some idea of the flowers you want in your bouquet, but what about the finished look of the bouquet, the handle, have you thought about how you want this to look?


There is no rule that says you must have a handle finished off with satin ribbon.  There are so many different types of ribbon available, in different colours, patterns and textures.  There are also loads of other materials to choose for a handle, such as:


    • lace
    • tulle
    • sisal
    • hessian
    • decorative wire
    • feathers
    • strands of pearls
    • beads
    • personal jewellery items
    • natural materials
    • leaves
    • the many different colours and styles of decorative pins, not just pearl pins


 The list is endless!


Most important though, the bouquet handle should be comfortable to hold, the bouquet itself should not be too heavy or so wide you need both hands to hold it.  Really wide bouquets filled to the brim look great and are fine for wedding magazine photo shoots but to be hanging onto one throughout the day is a work out in itself.


My personal favourite for a bouquet handle is nice and easy yet elegant and modern - criss cross a length of sheer ribbon a few times around the bouquet stems, then simply tie off, finishing with a tied knot rather than a bow.  You could even have long lengths of ribbon hanging down which is on trend presently.


There are heaps of wedding bouquet handle examples on the internet, in wedding books and magazines to give you some ideas, or just ask your wedding florist specialist.



We are a wedding florist in the Dandenong Ranges and can help you with your wedding flower requirements.  Please contact us on 0400 634 951 or complete our enquiry form here to discuss your wedding flower requirements or ideas.