Flowers and Figures

Floral arrangements play a huge role in your wedding- especially your bouquet. While there are many important factors to consider when choosing your bouquet, one major decision is how the arrangement will flatter your figure. With all eyes on you, it is important that your fiancé, friends, and family see you as your best self.

Apple Shaped Bride

If you’re apple shaped, generally you carry weight around your bust, waist, and butt so you need a bouquet to flatter the thinner parts of your body. Choose a smaller bouquet with interesting flowers and an empire style dress will draw people’s eyes away from your waist and to your face. Avoid round bouquets as they will make you look larger.

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Petite Bride

Petite women appear naturally muscular and occasionally heavier than they actually are. You need a bouquet that will elongate your body and create the illusion of curves. We suggest a round bouquet with texture and large flowers paired with a trumpet or modified a-line skirt fitted below the waist. Avoid flowers that will make you appear compact like posies.

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Curvy/Plus Sized Bride

You carry your weight in your stomach and generally have a larger chest and back. A long trailing bouquet with two or three dramatic flowers will elongate your lines and looks best with a strapless scooped neckline. Avoid small flowers as they tend to make plus sized women look heavier.

Amy Kuschel Bride

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Pear Shaped

Much of your weight is carried on the lower half of your body and you have a defined waist. Long over arm bouquets draw the attention to the thinnest part of your body especially when you’re wearing an a-line skirt. Avoid triangle style bouquets as they will draw attention to your lower body.

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Belli Fiori


Naturally tall, thin women do not have a large chest or butt and require a dress and bouquet that will create an illusion of curves. A large, dramatic, and ornate bouquet with vibrant flowers and decorative shapes held below your waist will create an hourglass illusion. Pick a dress with a fuller skirt and avoid smaller flowers as they will make you appear taller.


Liz Stewart Floral Design

Some final thoughts when picking your bouquet- choose your dress before you choose your flowers, bring a photo of your dress to the florist, and if you can, bring spare material from your dress so they can match your dress with the appropriate colors and style.