Wedding flowers reflect the style and taste of the
wedding couple and also accentuate the bride’s
beauty, the bridal gown and the bridesmaid’s dresses.
In addition to all this, flowers create a beautiful
and vibrant atmosphere. The bride and bridesmaids’
gowns will be the center of focus at the wedding and
everything, including the flowers, will need to match
their style and color. So before choosing the wedding
flowers, the wedding dress needs to be selected first.
If possible, pick out the wedding dresses and schedule
a meeting with the florist six months prior to the wedding.
Wedding flowers not only take up a large amount of the
budget, but they also take a lot of time to plan properly.
Wedding flowers can cost anywhere from a few hundreds
of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.
Once the wedding attire has been selected, it is time
to call a flower designer. These professionals specialize
in designing everything from bouquets and stage decorations
to decorating the wedding reception hall. Flower designers
can make flower arrangements exactly as they are seen
in magazines and photos. Many florists provide decorative
plants, candles, candelabra, linen and transportation
services. The florist can be called up to a year in
advance and the requirements can be given. While selecting
a florist or flower designer, get recommendations from
friends and family. Browse the Internet and check the
newspapers for advertisements. Show the floral consultant
a few pictures of what you want to help him or her get
a clear idea.
The main focus should be on the bridal bouquet, decorating
the wedding venue as well as reception venue. Single
flowers placed at each table give the entire place a
wonderful and exquisite ambience. Flowers should be
used to decorate the church and the pews and should
be placed alongside the seats. Flowers should also be
kept in vases at the altar and at the entrance. The
flowers selected should be those that don’t wither
and fade over the course of a day. Listen to the florists’
suggestions, as after all he or she is a professional
and knows how to turn your desires into reality.
During the ceremony, each of the bridesmaids will need
bouquets. The bride’s bouquet must be elaborately
done up to stand out and to emphasize the wedding gown.
The mothers and the grandmothers of the couple should
have small corsages. The groom, the groomsmen, the fathers
and grandfathers have boutonnieres.
Wedding flowers for all seasons
Most flowers are found all year round but seasonal
flowers turn out to be cheaper and easier to find. Seasonal
flowers also give a personal touch to the entire ceremony.
The most popular varieties of flowers used at weddings
are carnations, roses, gardenias, gladioli, stephanotis,
snapdragons and ivy.
Wedding flowers available in spring are tulips, violets,
peonies, pansies, ivy, larkspur, daffodils, lily of
the valley, apple and cherry blossoms. These are the
favorite choices for spring weddings.
In the summertime, daisies, roses, sunflowers, geraniums
and dahlias are perfect. Summer is the flowering season
and the variety of flowers increase with the onset of
summer. Wedding arrangements in fall include a combination
of flowers and foliage, giving everyone at the ceremony
a spectacular view. In autumn, popular wedding flowers
are roses, hydrangeas, asters, zinnias and chrysanthemums.
Winter weddings feature classic poinsettias, orchids,
jasmines and forget-me-nots.