Believe it or not how your bouquet is built can make a difference on whether or not it lasts until the end of the day. This is especially important if you are embarking on an experience driven elopement or adventure wedding. For example, you need a bridal bouquet that can stand against wind, rain, extreme heat or cold, and even on a hike! So please allow these bouquet ideas for adventure weddings inspire you!
Likely as you begin planning your adventure elopement one of the things you will contemplate is to have a bouquet or not. But the short answer is that you do not have to have a wedding bouquet, it’s okay! Maybe it would be helpful to weigh the pros and cons to see if it makes sense for you too. Here are some things to consider as think about bouquet ideas for your adventurous wedding.
Bottom line, it is your choice to have or not!
There are a plethora of types of bouquets that could work well an adventure wedding. A lovely list of bouquet ideas follow below…
Next, let’s say you choose to have a fresh flower bouquet. Then what types of flowers will stand up against the wind, rain, sand, etc? Choosing stronger flowers and greenery types is a brilliant decision so you still have a beautiful bouquet at the end of your 10+ hour elopement adventure! A short list follows…
However, if the above are not favorites there are ways to strengthen more delicate flower types. To illustrate, for our experience driven weddings, we always have our florist / stylist adhere to these guidelines:
Hopefully the above helps play into your adventure wedding bouquet ideas!
As you look through bouquet ideas for your adventurous wedding, it’s important to consider size. Because many times if you’re getting married outside of North America, a bridal bouquet is the size of a “bridesmaid” bouquet. Therefore, it’s important to communicate with the florist who is crafting your bouquet to make sure you’re on the same page on how big the bouquet will be. Below, we have pictured “American size” bridal bouquets next to bridesmaid sized.
Meanwhile, personalizing your bouquet further can be exciting! Why? Maybe you had a loved one pass away (or couldn’t come) too soon and you want that individual to be near to you on your wedding day. A way to do that is to incorporate some kind of symbol of them in your bouquet. Or maybe you want to bling out your stems in some way, etc! Some fun bouquet ideas to personalize follow below:
Depending on where you will get married, costs for an adventure wedding bouquet will vary. For instance, in Iceland, Norway and Switzerland you could expect to pay between $300-400 USD because of how expensive the countries are. Whereas, other countries you may expect to pay more like $175-300 USD depending on the flower types and size of the bouquet. Alternatively, other types of bouquets could cost much less and be more in the range of $80-200 USD. Our favorite silk flower bouquet vendor is SouthernGirlsWeddings, on Etsy.
In choosing to have a hiking elopement, you might think it’s going to be burdensome to have a bouquet. But don’t worry it doesn’t have to be! For instance, you can strap that baby to the back of your backpack! Usually a silk or artificial bouquet works best, but you can totally make a fresh flower one work too just be more careful with it and bring bungee cords for extra assurance.
Typically hiking weddings are rain, shine, or blizzard or no blizzard so be very aware if any of your flowers or items have been stained / painted in case they bleed on to your attire. Also very good to have the flowers wired for strength. Leaving today inspired by these bouquet ideas to plan your own adventurous elopement or wedding? Feel free to contact us for more information on getting that journey started!!
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