There are no right or wrong decisions when selecting flowers for your wedding. It is your own individual decision, as your own choice is the most vital part, and also having an essential understanding of what works well for the theme you’ve picked and your budget. You can anticipate that a great flower specialist will give you supportive advice, so be ready to ask plenty of questions and to run thoughts past your florist once you reach that stage. Here are a few things to think about before getting into the details:
- Start by studying wedding magazines, books, and even gardening books that concentrate on flowers. Assuming that you don’t have a thought of the sorts of blossoms you think would work well with your wedding, just looking at flawlessly captured blooms is a great way to begin getting a thought of what you like. Taking a tour of a nearby Botanical Garden or a nursery where gardens are on presentation may help to get a genuine feel for how flowers will be showcased at your event.
- Less is more when it comes to floral design. Blossoms are the splash of color, the ornamentation on top of other already delightful parts of a wedding. Great positioning and utilization of less expensive foliage can give the feeling that you have more decorative layouts than you really do. Your flower specialist must impart your vision, or now is the ideal time to discover one who does.
- Each flower may also have a different meaning and this can have an impact in your choice. You may need to express certain feelings and thoughts through the “language of flowers.” Learn how to express yourself utilizing the dialect of blooms to discover the meanings of different blossoms. There are some classic wedding styles with which you can’t go wrong. Some of these classic wedding flowers include: roses, peony, lily of the valley, hydrangea, orchid, and calla lily.
- Be ready to be more inventive in the event that you’re on a budget. Be upfront about your budget to your florist. This will help your florist consider flowers that are less expensive, but just as wonderful. Use high priced flowers sparingly – for example, just for the bridal bouquet. One centerpiece may not cost much, but the will soon add up if you have 20-30 tables. Think about using more minimal centerpieces to lessen the expenses if money is tight. Don’t hesitate to blend and match blooms and to use none traditional arrangements. All flowers are wonderful, even if they’re modest; the vital thing is freshness and a talent to arrange them well. Use fragrant plants to give the feeling that there are more blossoms; stronger smelling flowers, such as frangipani, lilies, hyacinths, jasmine, and sweet peas, will fragrance a room without breaking the bank.
- Determine your plan and budget. It is easy to go over budget in the excitement leading up to the big day, but you need to keep cost in mind. Some decorative designs may not be practical once you have planned for everything else, so it is a great idea to know your costs and budget before getting your hopes up. When you visit the florist, you can examine the degree of your plan and work from that point. It’s a great thought to keep a few flower types on your “must-have list” and some on your “nice-to-have list”, with the thought that if you do need to pare down, you can cut from the nice to have list instead of the must have list.
- Consider the color. Color is paramount to your choice about which blossoms to have. The shades picked should compliment the bride’s dress, the theme of the wedding, and the attire of the wedding party. Shades picked based on availability will give you the best results at a more modest cost, as seasonal flowers will cost less. Think about the other elements in the room when thinking about floral colors. You don’t want the flowers to fight with other colorful elements in the room or outside. A few of the more popular floral choices by shade include:
- White: rose, sweet pea, camellia, stephanotis, narcissus, gardenia, orchid, lily of the valley, jasmine, and snowdrop.
- Pink: rose, ranunculus, peony, sweet pea, carnation, tulip, protea, boronia, and lily.
- Lavender: lavender, lilac, anemone, statice, iris, delphinium, and hydrangea.
- Yellow: daffodil, sunflower, tulip, gerbera, lily, and freesia.
- Red: gerbera, rose, dahlia, poinsettia, and amaryllis.
- Consider the season. The season should play a paramount role in your decision, especially if you’re working on a budget. While off-season flowers can be flown in, this can increase the expense, the stress, and difficulty. This also goes against working with locally grown produce and flowers. There are also issues with freshness if the blossoms are flown in. Some popular wedding flowers sorted by season:
- Spring: amaryllis, anemone, daffodil, freesia, gerbera, lily of the valley, orchid, ranunculus, stephanotis, and sweet pea.
- Summer: anthurium, carnation, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, lily, magnolia, peony, rose, and sunflower.
- Autumn/Fall: agapanthus, aster, clematis, daisy, hosta, hydrangea, ardor bloom, and pinks.
- Winter: camellia, euphorbia, iris, nerine, pansy, poinsettia, snowdrop, tulip.
- Year-Round: calla lily, carnation, gypsophila, orchid, protea, rose, and tulip (despite the fact that this schedule may change by district).
At Boston’s Floral Couture, we work with the bride and groom to make sure that all of their floral needs are met and the wedding will look and smell amazing. Call us today to book an appointment and we can help develop a floral plan for your wedding.