As with any wedding, flowers help to make the occasion, whether it’s part of the scene or where the flower girl is dropping them in the aisle. However, knowing what flowers to use for your wedding may not be the easiest thing to know. The information below will look into what you should consider before deciding upon what flowers to use in your wedding.
You should be deciding with your florist what flowers will work best at your wedding.
You should give them as much information as possible to help you come upon your best choice. Describe what the overall theme of your wedding will be. Additionally, describe the outfits you are to wear and provide pictures of the design if possible. If you are going to have flowers on your wedding outfit, make sure that these flowers will last for a while, as well as not be oozing liquid onto your clothes.
You should also take into consideration whether the flowers you have in mind are currently in season or not. Obviously, if they are in season, it will cost less to obtain them than if they are not (provided you can even get them to begin with).
Also, take into consideration your guests. Do any of them suffer from allergies? If so, having the wrong type of flower as your main floral design is going to cause misery for him/her/them, so try to pick a flower that won’t cause anyone to have a horrible experience at your wedding.
You should consider whether you plan on having the same flowers for your wedding party or if you will have different flowers. Again, you should consider the aforementioned factors of whether they are in season or if anyone is allergic to them before having your wedding party wear them. Of course, those flowers should go well with your flowers when you assemble together at your wedding.
The bouquets should accentuate the wedding couple not detract from them. Thus, they are usually smaller than the main bouquet and can be a variation or contrast. The bouquets can also be used as flower arrangements at the reception, especially at the cake tables.
Family members’ lapel pins will usually complement the wedding flowers. To really have the family stand out and be recognized, you could have a slight variation that identifies the family members from the other guests.
Keep in mind that table arrangements don’t always need to have the wedding flowers present. Instead, you could use cheaper options, including ivy. Done in a decorative way, ivy can look just as spectacular for your table centrepieces. Or you could just sprinkle rose petals around the table settings.
As you can see, there are many decisions to make when it comes to your wedding flowers. You have to determine what is in season when your wedding takes place, if there are any attendees who are allergic to specific flowers, and what flowers go well with the dresses.
By carefully considering the information above and working with your florist, you’ll find the perfect flowers to go well with your wedding theme and not break the bank in the process.
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