How to pick wedding flowers?
When choosing wedding flowers, many brides may know the wedding flower they want in their bouquet but are a little mystified about the rest of the wedding flowers needed to fill out the ceremony and reception.
While you can leave all your wedding flower selections in the hands of a capable professional florist and get great results, you may want to take a more hands-on approach. We hope this wedding flower guide will help make planning your most special day more manageable.
Your first decision should be whether you plan to use a professional florist to create a wedding flower arrangement and bouquets or if you'd instead visit a wholesale wedding flower retailer and order flowers to make your bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, and so forth.
If you are the creative type, a simple floral craft book will give you all the tips and tool lists necessary to create your custom wedding flowers that reflect your style. It's a good idea to purchase some flowers to practise with ahead of time to make sure you'll be happy with your results. Whatever you decide, there are some standard traditions and suggestions to help make sure you've covered all your wedding flower needs.
Wedding Flower Guide
Wedding flowers for the church would include:
*Altar wedding flower arrangements
Wedding flowers for the reception would include:
*Wedding flower arrangement for the bridal table.
*Buffet table decorations
Wedding flowers for the bridal party would include:
*Small Bridal bouquet to toss
*Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet
*Best Man boutonniere
*Flower Girl bouquet or petal basket
*Mother of the Bride/Groom corsages
*Father of the Bride/Groom boutonnieres
A Few Extra Wedding Flower Tips
* Maid/Matron of Honor wedding bouquets should be slightly more elaborate or in a different colour shade than the rest of the bridesmaid wedding bouquets.
* The Best Man boutonniere should be slightly more elaborate than the rest of the groomsmen boutonnieres.
* The corsages/boutonnieres for the parents should differ slightly from the step-parents, and all grandparent corsages/boutonnieres should be different as well. It makes it easier for guests to keep track of who's who.
* The church's wedding flower arrangements can be transferred to the reception hall for double duty.
* Bridesmaid wedding bouquets could be set in waiting vases and used as decorating the bridal table.
Remember, these are just wedding flower guidelines. Your wedding flower selections and arrangements should reflect your taste and style for your special day. You can keep things simple or get as elaborate as you like, as long as your wedding flowers help you create the perfect romantic wedding day you've always dreamed of.
FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which flowers are most expensive for a wedding?
There is no definitive answer to this question since so many factors can affect the price of wedding flowers. Seasonal availability, specific flower types, and the amount of labour required to assemble the arrangements are just a few things that can impact the cost.
Flowers tend to be more expensive than others. Roses are always popular for weddings but can be pricey, especially if you're looking for a specific colour. Peonies are another popular option that often comes with a heftier price tag. And then there are exotic blooms like orchids. Ultimately, it's up to the individual.
What is the most common flower at weddings?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as every couple has preferences. Flowers tend to be popular for weddings due to their romantic associations. Roses, lilies, and orchids are commonly seen at weddings, often incorporated into bouquets, centrepieces, and other decorations. Speak with your florist about what types of flowers will be in season on your wedding day, and go from there!
What flowers are worn at weddings?
Many different flowers can be worn at weddings, depending on the bride and groom's preference. However, some of the most popular wedding flowers include roses, lilies, and tulips. These flowers are not only beautiful, but they also have significant meaning. For example, roses symbolise love and appreciation, white lilies symbolise purity and innocence, and tulips represent perfect love. No matter what type of flowers you choose to wear on your wedding day, they will surely add to the beauty and meaning of the occasion!
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