Learn how to buy the perfect flowers for your wedding! Edith Wilmot offers these simple steps to find the best flowers to compliment your wedding!
Flowers play a key role on your special day, from bouquets to buttonholes, pew ends to table arrangements and more. The perfect flowers should reflect the bride and groom’s personal taste and help set the atmosphere for your special day. With so many flower varieties and colour options to choose from, selecting the right flower may seem like an overwhelming task—however, by following these simple steps you should be able to narrow down your options, in order to find the perfect flowers for you!
Start with the bridal bouquet
The bridal bouquet is the centerpiece of your bridal accessories, and should complement your dress. Most florists will recommend that you buy your dress first so that you can make sure your flowers don’t clash with the fabric or design. Traditionally, simple gowns look best with simple bouquets, and large gowns look best with elaborate bouquets—but these are just guidelines rather than solid rules. There are several different types of bouquets to choose from, including cascade, formal posy, and hand-tied. If you are unsure what type of bouquet to choose, your florist should be able to offer expert advice free of charge.
Establish your budget
Informing your florist of your budget early on can allow them to match you with the best flower options for you. In order to get the most value for your money, consider buying flowers that are in season. You may also opt to include inexpensive foliage in your flower arrangements, making them look natural and full, while saving you money. Flower decoration can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. Make sure to give yourself enough time to meet with your florist in advance in order to discuss your pricing options.
Consider your wedding’s colour theme
Flowers can be the perfect accent to your wedding’s colours theme. Besides adding a little colour to your bouquet, flowers can be used to decorate other aspects of your wedding, by acting as pew ends, table toppers, archway decorations, and more. Many also choose to purchase small bridesmaids bouquets and matching buttonholes for the groomsmen. Deciding on a colour theme before purchasing flowers can help you narrow down your options.
Consider the size of your venue
It may sometimes be difficult to estimate how many flowers you should buy. If possible, consider visiting your venue after a wedding to decide whether you need more or fewer flowers. Consider whether you will need flowers to dress an archway or create a welcome arrangement. Also, don’t forget to consider how you will transport the flowers and set them up—consider asking your florist if they offer delivery or venue set up services. If you need further assistance, some florists offer free consultations in which they can give you advice regarding how many flowers to purchase.
Remember there are no wrong answers!
The most important thing is that you choose flowers that reflect your personal style. Find a florist who shares your vision and who can help you choose the right flowers for your special day.