Planning a wedding can be overwhelming on so many levels with seemingly endless decisions to make. Choosing your wedding flowers does not have to be stressful – your favourite florists are here to help you!
Firstly, before you even call us, these are some things you may wish to think about when choosing your wedding flowers:
1.Your Wedding Style:
Is it large and luxe, modern and casual, boho beachie, intimate and romantic or classically elegant? Flowers can help the set the vibe you are after.
Your wedding venue will greatly influence your floral decisions. If your wedding is in a park, botanical garden or vineyard, the flowers can be kept to a minimum as the surroundings themselves bring nature to the fore. An indoor venue may need more. Try to consider the style and feel of the venue and your event and to choose floral accents that complement.
3. What you like:
Take some time to figure out what you like. Have a look at websites, photos and talk to people in your life. Start a scrapbook, mood board or Pinterest board which will help you get the look and feel you want.
4. The Season:
Flowers are seasonal and some varieties may not be available for your dates (or may be a very great cost. Your florist can guide you with what’s blooming when. There are some lovely flowers available year-round.
5. Your Budget:
Have the conversation before you see your florist. All of your decisions will be influenced by your budget. Don’t be afraid and tell us what we have to work with so we can get you the most out of it.
Flowers are more than bouquets and buttonholes…
The rule for choosing your wedding flowers is that there are no rules, but here are some of the many types of floral arrangements you may consider for your big day:
Bouquets and Posies: For bride, bridesmaids or flower girls
Buttonholes: Usually for the Guys – Grooms, Bridal Party, Dads
Corsages: Perhaps for the Mums or Grandmas
Flower Crowns: For you, your bridesmaids or flower girls (or unofficial flower girls in your family perhaps)
Aisles: Would you like flowers tied to the ends of pews or chairs lining the aisle?
Petals: Can be thrown down the aisle by flowergirls/boys, by your guests or by your bridal party
Flower Collars: For that important fur baby who is a part of your wedding retinue
Flower Walls, Archways and Arbors: Making a grand statement at the entrance, setting the scene for those vows and providing a stunning backdrop for those wedding photos.
Reception Venue: Here the possibilities are truly endless. You may want large arrangements on podiums, on the bridal table, on buffet tables or on individual tables. Flowers can decorate chairs, poles, trees, archways, bars or message boards. Ask to see pictures of past weddings at your venue to get inspired. The number of guests and tables you have, the configuration of the venue, all will need to be considered.