The specifics of a wedding are likely to vary from couple to couple, but there are still the staples which must be factored in. From the venue to the dress, it seems as though there is always something else to be organized. Another important element of your big day is the flowers. From the bouquets to button-holes, centerpieces and venue decoration, flowers play a big role in the finer details of your wedding day. For that reason, it’s essential to ensure that you make a decision regarding your flowers sooner rather than later to guarantee your big day runs smoothly and goes according to plan.
What You Need To Consider
1. Your theme and overall color scheme of your wedding. By the time that you start to think about your flowers, the chances are that you will have already settled on the theme and color scheme, not least because they are so important when it comes to deciding many other parts of the occasion. Luckily, these decisions will be a big help for picking out the perfect flowers for you.
2. Do you want particular types of flowers for personal or sentimental reasons? Some brides prefer to go with their favorite flowers or ones which remind them of their relationship, for example, while others like to follow in their family’s footsteps by picking a bouquet similar to their mother’s, for instance. If this sounds familiar then the chances are that your choice has already been made, but if you don’t have any particular underlying preferences, then you have much more scope for freedom with your choice of flowers.
3. Are you planning on picking flowers which are only available in a certain season? If you do have your heart set on a particular type of flower, it might be a good idea to do some quick research just to check that the flower you want is actually available around the time of your wedding. Of course, there is always the option of importing flowers out of season, but this is likely to be much more costly and time-consuming. Instead, why not go for a seasonal bouquet full of fresh, locally-grown blooms?
4. Matching or Contrasting? Once you have successfully navigated the previous potential hurdles, you are left with one more big decision – do you want to go for matching, complementary or contrasting flowers? Each option has its own individual set of benefits and drawbacks, yet you will also need to consider whether you want your wedding to be a more traditional or contemporary affair
One of the most popular choices is to opt for flowers that match your overall theme and color scheme. It’s difficult to advise on the ins and outs of individual flowers, but your chosen florist will be able to give you specific advice tailored to your special day. As a general rule, pinks and whites are the most common choices, but if you fancy switching things up a little, the possibilities really are endless.
Of course, you can also get creative with the ways in which you use flowers within your wedding. Decorate the venue with greenery and blooms for a more natural, laid-back vibe, or alternatively, place bright flowers and luxury chocolate marzipan gifts on each table as sweet custom favors.
Whichever route you decide to go down, there are plenty of options for creating the perfect, bespoke flowers to finish off your big day with the utmost style!
Written By: Aaron