On your wedding day your flowers will more than likely be the biggest part of your decorations. Most weddings have a lot of flowers included from your bridal bouquet, the bridesmaids bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, table decorations, room decorations and more.So with that in mind you want to get your wedding flowers just right.
Find your florist & talk to them
Look in your local area and ask your venue for their recommend suppliers list. Have a look on all of their websites (and also their Facebook and Instagrams if they have them) and see if you like their style. Looking on their social media channels can really help with this as they’ll likely update them first with their latest weddings and designs.
My biggest advice when it comes to your wedding flowers is talk to your florist. Don’t be afraid to ask them questions. They’ll know better than anybody which flowers are best for your wedding and they can give you the best advice.
Book your wedding date and venue before you book your flowers. The flowers that are available to you during the season you are getting married can be different or the cost could be significantly different if the flowers are out of season. Again, talk to your florist, they will be able to advise you on what’s in season.
I’d also advise booking flowers after you have chosen your wedding dress. The reason for this is that your wedding gown may have a lot of detail on it that you want to show off but you’ve chosen a huge bouquet that will ultimately cover those details. Have a think on what shape you’d like your bouquet to be (there’s a lot of different shapes out there!). Would you rather have a structured rounded, a loose free-form or cascading bouquet? To find out more on the different types of bouquets click here to see Parfum Flower Company’s post.
Decide if you’d like to have florals in your hair or in your bridesmaid’s hair. The floral headdress trend is still going strong and it looks lovely for a boho wedding.
Bridal Party & Groomsmen
Remember your bridal party will also be needing flowers. Write a list of how many bridesmaids and flower girls you are having and don’t forget to add the mother of the bride and mother of the groom too! Ask the mothers (and grandmothers if you’d like them included as well) if they’d prefer a buttonhole, corsage or bag corsage.
Write a separate list for the groomsmen for their buttonholes. Decide together if your groom is going to have a buttonhole that’s a little bit different to his groomsmen.
Your decorations can include flowers along the aisle during the ceremony, archways, table centrepieces, hanging decorations, added decor to your cake, the list goes on.
If your venue has a high ceiling you may want to bring it down for a more intimate feel with the use of hanging decorations. A popular trend is floral installations and they look really effective. Or you could use tall table centre pieces such as blossom trees to fill your room.
If you’re uncertain of high centrepieces then opt for low flowers placed in jars or plant pots or you can get really creative and think outside the box. If you are having long tables, garlands running the length of the table look really nice and they don’t take up too much space. Garlands can also be used for round tables but personally I think they’re best kept for long tables.
Floral archways look incredible and can add a lovely backdrop to your ceremony. They look amazing in photos and once the ceremony is over you can see about moving it to your reception so guests can have their picture taken with it as well.
Don’t forget bout your finishing touches. It can be nice to add some flowers to frame your seating chart or have a few added to your cake. It’s the little details that can often make a big difference. But remember to keep all of your wedding flowers to the same theme. If you’re having roses throughout but then add in a calla lily on your wedding cake it will look off.