Four Tips on Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding

Flowers are a symbol of love and beauty in a wedding. They add a natural scent and color to the wedding ceremony, forming an integral part of the whole event. As a matter of fact, flowers can be the perfect guide to your wedding, from the first dinner, the proposal, the wedding day and the reception. However, choosing flowers that will align with your wedding dress and theme is not an easy task. It can even be confusing and disappointing if you’re no well-prepared in advance This article highlights some of the wedding flowers tips that can help you achieve your intended look.

Do The Necessary Research

Before talking to your florist, take your time and figure out some of the flowers you love and ones which you think can improve the look of your wedding venue. Two key things you may want to know are flower names and floral terms such as names of bouquets (posy, biedermeier, and cascade), some floral arrangements among other details. You can source your inspiration online or from wedding magazines. Doing your homework will make it easier for you and your florist to settle on a certain floral design that will suit your wedding dress and bridal gowns.

Pay Keen Attention To Your Venue

Before choosing your florals, keep your wedding venue in mind. For instance, if you’re getting married in a park, garden or vineyard, floral decorations may not be highly required. Choose wedding flowers that blend in with your venue. For instance, all white orchids may look out of place when used in a vintage venue. But on a beach, they look very elegant and amazing. Also, consider the table setting (long tables vs roundtables) to help you decide on the shapes and styles of the florals.

Seek Recommendations From Other Couples About Their Florists

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You want a florist who will design flowers that will magically transform your wedding ceremony. Why not talk to other couples and get recommendations? You can also browse wedding magazines and read their reviews online. If you are working with a wedding planner, then he/she can also suggest the best florists around. Make a list of potential ones, set up appointments and request to see their portfolio. You want someone who has the experience in designing florals for wedding events. You want someone who will bring out the best in your wedding dress. However, remember that florists are in high demand especially during the peak season. Start the process early and book one as soon as you can.

Not All Florists Are the Same

There are different types of florists. There are ones who simply designs bouquets for weddings, and there are others who double up both as full-feature florist/floral designers. If you want someone who will do both, then ask your potential florist if he/she can handle these two tasks. If you already have a floral designer, then a regular florist can work out for you. Just determine what you need, to help you figure out your budget and narrow down your search. Also, it’s important to note that floral designers may be costly as compared to florists.

Remember that wedding flowers not only improve the look of your venue, they also serve to complement your wedding dress. Therefore, consider the above tips for an overall wise choice!

How to Design the Best Wedding Bouquet

How to Design the Best Wedding Bouquet

Aside from your makeup, veil and wedding dress, your guests’ eyes are also drawn to the item you’re carrying: your wedding bouquet. A bouquet plays a vital role in a wedding. It sets the tone and adds a splash of color to the event. A wedding bouquet is the best accessory to complement your stylish gown and your radiant smile, as well as provide a natural scent for the much-needed positive energy all through the day. However, when choosing your bouquet, there are various factors you need to take into consideration. You not only want it to look beautiful, but it should also suit you and blend in with your wedding theme. Here are essential tips to consider.

Choose The Wedding Dress First, Then Your Bouquet

It’s recommended to choose the wedding dress then go the bouquet. Why? Because a bouquet is the one that complements the bridal gown, and not the other way round. The floral components and design of the bouquet will depend greatly on the color, design, and style of your gown. When meeting with your florist, be sure to accompany a photo of your wedding gown with you. It will help you both settle for a bouquet that best fits your needs.

The Shape and Size Of Your Bouquet

The shape and size of the bouquet should complement the bride herself and other features of the dress. If the wedding gown has a bustle at the back, then you may want to balance this look with a more impressive bouquet. Petite brides are advised to carry a more dainty bouquet, such as nosegays or poseys. Taller women can go with a more abundant bouquet, such as larger nosegay or an arm bouquet or a more dramatic cascade. If your florist suggests a certain type, don’t be quick to object. Florists are professionals who are experienced in all matters concerning flowers. They can suggest flowers that will perfectly enhance your wedding dress and the whole event.

The Color Combination of the Bouquet and Your Bridal Gown

The latest trends have seen colored dresses grow in popularity. However, take care so that the color of your bouquet doesn’t clash with that of your wedding gown. There are dresses which may difficult to match with the same color flowers, such as white and off-white dresses. So, as mentioned earlier, bring a photo of your dress to the florist to help him/her design a perfect bouquet. Bouquet flowers are available in various colors ranging from white, pink, bluish, yellow etc. Consult with your florist first before making the final decision.

Go With Seasonal Flowers

You may want to carry your favorite flowers, but one thing you need to keep in mind is that not all flowers are available all year round. If you find that your favorite flowers are not available at that specific time of the year, don’t worry. You can always go with seasonal flowers. It’s advisable to speak to your florist and see what flowers will be in season during your wedding month. This way you will have an idea of the flowers you can have in your bouquet without worrying about whether they’ll be available or not. Just ensure that the seasonal flowers of choice don’t compromise your look and the theme of the event.

Choose a Comfortable Bouquet

Being the biggest day in your life, you may be very nervous. Thus, you want a bouquet that you can easily hold in your hands. To make sure that it’s comfortable, test it on one hand, below your hips and slightly away from you. It shouldn’t be too heavy such that you feel too uncomfortable to carry it down the aisle. A comfortable bouquet will ensure that you’re relaxed and you are in the best posture for excellent wedding photography.

Bouquets are one of the most important wedding accessories. They have a big impact on your look and you’ll see them in photographs for many years to come. Take the time to choose the bouquets that will add beauty and elegance to your big day.