How to choose the right wedding flowers: expert’s tips.
I madly love wedding flowers and I think if you are reading this article, you love them too!!!
If you are on this page of my blog, you are probably looking for as much useful information as possible to start planning and imagining your wedding flower arrangements.
I hope I can give you the information you are looking for and the inspirations you need.
(for inspirations, I suggest you click here, on my social channels I always try to post inspirational photos of my work along with real expert tips &tricks)
The choice of wedding flowers.
The choice of flowers is undoubtedly one of the most important steps when planning your wedding.
In fact, flowers are not just simple decor elements but, on this very special day, they take on the task of messengers.
They will speak about you, your personality and your wishes.
That is why it is essential to always choose the right flowers for your wedding.
What are the right flowers for the wedding?
If you know me a little and if you are a reader of my blog, you might already guess my answer….
even in this case there is no right and wrong choice but it depends on many factors, especially your wishes.
Where to start when choosing wedding flowers
If you don’t know where to start, try researching on the Internet, magazines and books about flowers.
Look at pictures, search for flowers you like, their colors and meanings.
This way you definitely have a basis for determining which flowers you like and which may be right for your wedding.
Before we go into detail about all the tricks for choosing flowers, it is important to take a step back and establish one key thing: the budget to devote to buying flowers.
Establish a budget
flowers, as you know, have very different costs.
Before deciding which flowers to choose for your wedding, it is helpful to establish a price cap under which you want to stay for the purchase of your flowers.
Consider that there will be not only the bouquet but also all the decorations,
- the centerpiece,
- the bridesmaid’s tiaras
- the rite setting,
- the buttonhole flowers
- the flower bar (if you like it)
With this in mind, it is logical that using only expensive flowers you will have to spend a really exorbitant amount of money.
So I recommend that you create a list both with flowers you absolutely do not want to give up and with other cheaper flowers.
This way your flower designer will be able to include one or more of the more expensive flowers in the various decorations without seeing your budget go over.
Now that we know how much budget to devote to buying flowers, it’s time to decide where and how to include them in your wedding.
Choose the wedding flowers you want to use.
To get off on the right foot, start by choosing the main flowers that will give the perfect mood to the whole arrangement,(the more expensive ones) and the secondary flowers that will support the main ones and make the whole arrangement even more polished (the ones to match and cost a little less)
Among the fundamental flowers, there will certainly be the bride’s bouquet flowers.
The other main flower arrangements, on which you will have to have more attention, are for the setting of the ceremony and the table settings for the wedding reception.
Choose seasonal flowers for your wedding.
Seasonal flowers are always the best choice.
- They are easy to find;
- they are certainly fresh;
- don’t have to get them from other countries,
- they save your budget,
- they match the colors of the season without any effort.
Creating fantastic arrangements using only seasonal flowers is possible, sometimes there are solutions you can’t even imagine but with the help of an expert (or me) will leave you speechless.
Other advice I feel like giving you is: remember that every season has its colors.
Taking advantage of seasonal flowers allows you to create color palettes that perfectly match everything else.
Wedding flowers for the bride, groom and bridesmaids.
All the people who will play a role in the ceremony should have flowers.
The bride’s bouquet is the centerpiece of the collection, of course.
However, you will also need to think about:
- buttonhole flowers for the groom and his groomsmen.
- the flowers for the bridesmaids – tiara, small bouquet, flower bracelet, etc.
If you want to do things just right, you should also provide for the buttonhole flowers for all the men in the family (dad, brothers and brothers-in-law) and for the mothers a small floral reference.
The right flowers for the right wedding venue
Your wedding theme should match perfectly with the wedding venue you choose.
A farmhouse in the countryside for a rustic ceremony, or a 19th-century frescoed mansion for a more elegant wedding.
To enhance this pairing, it goes without saying, that there are flowers best suited each type of set.
Before choosing which flowers are best suited for the setting, you will need to make some important assessments, such as whether you are indoors or outdoors, and do site surveys to choose exactly where to place the decorations.
Choose the right professional who can support you in this choice, doing the inspections for you or with you.
Wedding flowers: professional tips.
Now that you’ve reached the end of reading this article, I’m sure you have a clearer idea of the flowers you’ll want to choose for your wedding.
Once you have a rough idea of the flowers you want, don’t immediately rush to the first florist you find on the Web.
Consider carefully who to assign such a delicate task as making the floral arrangement for your most important day.
If you want arrangements that are more personalized and in tune with the setting, my advice is to hire a professional who will take care of the entire design of your wedding.
That way the whole design will make sense and be harmonious.
Having an overview of the whole event and having it designed by one hand is certainly the best choice you can make.
I was telling you earlier about how even the flowers will have to be in accordance with the wedding venue, I think this is a key element!
Since you’ve read this entire very long article, and I’m grateful for that…I’ll come right out and help you!
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Even if you don’t find the perfect wedding venue for you in the catalog, I’m sure you will get inspiration from it and lots of ideas to refine your search.
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