Planning a wedding is a big task that requires a lot of attention even to the smallest details. This includes choosing the perfect wedding flowers that will go along with the bride’s gown, the bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and reception decorations. Flowers in a wedding can be compared to icing on the cake. Nothing captures the beauty of weddings better than exquisitely designed and arranged flowers. However, the choice of florals is not something that should not be taken lightly. These tips will guide you through your journey to finding the right wedding flower for your big day!
Size Does Matter
If you are petite, a cascade flowers bouquet may not be the best option for you. If you’re wearing a ball gown, you may want to ensure that the flowers can stand up to the ruffled skirt of your dress. Also, it should be comfortable and not too fragrant, just case you’re allergic to strongly scented flowers. Fragrant flowers like lilacs, lilies, gardenias, freesias, jasmine vine, and tuberoses should be used in moderation. Having the bridesmaids or best man sneezing all through the ceremony may be distracting at the very least.
Let Your Florist Give You Deeper Insights
Make a second date with your florist to finalize on details such as the exact flowers, their costs, setup and breakdown costs. Ask him or her to formulate a detailed proposal based on your vision and budget. Also, ask him/her to include a best case scenario and a low-case scenario. Remember that you can ask the florist to customize a mid-range package for you. At this point, you have settled on one florist who you think can work best for your event. Note: Be completely honest with your florist on your planned budget. Don’t waste your time and most importantly theirs.
Pay Attention to the Logistics
Your bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres have to be delivered at the most appropriate time. You’ll want them to add a final touch to bridesmaid dresses for amazing shots by your wedding photographer. To maintain their freshness when they arrive, remove any damaged flowers and place the rest in a vase. Also, don’t leave them in the sun since it may speed up the wilting process. Flowers are delicate, they should not be transported together with other items that may damage them.
Recycle Your Flowers
Flowers placed at the altar will only be used for an hour or so. Don’t let them go to waste. Instead, reuse them to enjoy their look for much longer. For instance, flowers placed on the aisle can be recycled on the cake table. Talk to your floral designer to get more insights on how you can recycle arrangements to get the best bang for your buck.
Keep Your Guests In Mind
Your floral arrangement should not get in the guests’ way of enjoying your ceremony. The guests are here to enjoy and have a good time with each other. Go for centerpieces that are high or low enough to encourage conversations. You do not want the place to look empty, give your guests space to talk, laugh and have an enjoyable time.
Weddings can’t be complete without floral arrangements. Choosing wedding flowers is fun. As a matter of fact, it’s among the most rewarding areas of wedding planning. Sure, it demands some extra work but this work will be worth it in the end.