Traditions: Why does the bride carry a bouquet??

March 24, 2020

Why does the bride carry a bouquet??

Who doesn't love to see the bride... Her gown, hair, makeup, shoes and of course her bouquet.

Just why do brides carry a bouquet of flowers? Where did this tradition come from?

In the 15th century the original intent was to cover her scent. That's right. She smelled.

Carrying a bouquet filled with herbs, spices, and loads of garlic was said to ward off evil spirits.

The Romans believed flowers were symbols of new beginnings, fidelity, and fertility.

It was during the Victorian Era that flowers truly made their way into the bouquet. This tradition has continued until today. Thank you, Queen Victoria!

Bouquets today are a reflection of the brides style, taste, personality, and the ultimate accessory to her gorgeous gown.