With 2022 projected to be the busiest year for weddings ever, per The Wedding Report, it can be hard to make your wedding day stand out. One of the ways brides can make a statement is with their bridal bouquet.
The bridal bouquet’s purpose has evolved over time, but originally, floral garlands were carried and worn by ancient Romans to symbolize “fertility, fidelity, and new beginnings,” according to Blooming Haus. This shifted to bouquets filled with herbs and spices being carried to ward off bad luck during a wedding ceremony in the Middle Ages. It wasn’t until Queen Victoria was pictured carrying a small bouquet of flowers during her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840 that bouquets returned to an aesthetic and symbolic statement rather than a practical one.