Flowers and Decoration
One of the most important elements accentuating the
beauty of your wedding day is the decoration of the
wedding flowers. No wedding is ever complete without
the presence of flowers, which not only contribute to
a decorative and colorful ambience but also stands for
the new beginning, life, growth and rebirth. Wedding
flowers also serve as a conversation starter and are
deeply connected to the wedding moments when you look
back with nostalgia. It is not necessary that you always
have to opt for costly flowers and elaborate arrangements.
For those who want to keep it low and economical, there
are plenty of options to keep it beautiful and yet within
the budget. While planning for a wedding, you may even
choose a theme or color to match with the perfect floral
combinations. Be it a large arch or a beautiful centerpiece,
flowers can speak volumes for all that your wedding
stands for and charm your guests with their welcoming
color, fragrance and warmth.
Choosing the Flowers
Although it is a common trend to prefer roses for wedding
decoration, other flowers such as dahlias, tulips, orange
blossoms, sunflowers, violets, daffodils and orchids
can be equally beautiful and used effectively for decorating
the venue. Depending on the theme of your marriage,
choose the flowers and their colors to blend seamlessly
with the environment and the message they are meant
to convey. You may use both local and seasonal flowers
before deciding on the size and shape of the flower
décor. Those with a medium budget should check
out the local stores instead of reputed florists, who
usually charge much higher than the former. You might
also use artificial silk flowers for centerpieces; these
are cheaper than real flowers and yet impart a ‘fresh
forever’ look. You may refer to various magazines
or websites that can help you get an idea about modern
trends in floral decorations. Alternatively, you may
explore your own imaginative ideas to set the floral
mood for your wedding decorations.
Listed below are some of the most common floral decorations
used during the wedding ceremony.
Wedding bouquets are exclusively made for the bride
and therefore, they need careful study during the flower
selection process. The flowers of the wedding bouquets
represent the personality of the bride and the colors
of the flowers reflect her individuality while the shapes
may be in accordance with the silhouette of her body.
The design and shape of the bouquet should accentuate
the bride’s charm according to her skin tone,
facial features and of course her wedding dress.
Flower arrangements form an integral part of all kinds
of floral decorations, especially when it comes to weddings.
While some can be used as door hangers, other arrangements
serve as centerpieces and headpieces. The color combination
and the size of these flower arrangements can make the
wedding decorations look extremely appealing and elegant.
Corsages are a bunch of several small flowers tied
together that can be worn on the wrist.
Boutonnieres are worn by the groom and the groomsmen
including the ushers and the fathers of the bride and
the groom. Small buds of flower are used for preparing
the Boutonnieres, which are attached to the left lapel
of the jackets.
These special flower decorations are prepared in the
shape of ribbons with flowing greens and can be placed
at the top, neck or base of multi-armed candlesticks.