Wedding Planning Wednesday: A Guide to Wedding Floral Options

Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements of your special day. They set the tone, define the color palette, and express your personal style, but there are a few key things you should consider before finalizing your floral options!

First, know which flowers are in season, when. There are several flowers that are relatively easy for your florist to obtain at any time of the year including, roses, orchids, hydrangeas, carnations, alstroemeria, and callas! Don’t set your heart on a specific flower type without having a good idea of what is in season and when, this will really help your budget!

Your bridal bouquet is a crucial part of your wedding! The bouquet you carry as you walk down the aisle makes a powerful statement about what kind of bride you are. It’s the most prominent accessory you’ll have on your wedding day, and it will live on in your wedding photos. From romantic, cascading bouquets to simple hand-tied arrangements, the goal of the bride’s bouquet is to emphasize your natural beauty.

Also when it comes to tossing your bouquet, you don’t have to toss the actual bridal bouquet — many brides have their florists create a smaller tossing bouquet for the traditional ritual. It is an extra fee so be sure to pick a low-maintenance arrangement. There’s no need to break your budget on this bouquet.

Flowers can really help set the tone of your ceremony and reception. Remember, aisle flowers can become centerpieces and altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table. The ceremony usually only lasts about half an hour and it would be such a shame to waste your beautiful flowers!

Key floral arrangement and bouquets that you may want to consider for your wedding day are as follows

-Bridal bouquet
-Bridesmaids bouquet
-Flower girl (flower petals)
-Corsages/boutonniere (groom and groomsmen, father of the groom, father of the bride)
-Table arrangements
-Cake flowers

Stay tuned for more flower tips in the coming weeks but in the interim feel free to post some of your wedding planning tips here on our blog or on the our Facebook fanpage!


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