It’s no secret that no wedding is complete without the right flowers to help complete the setting. Every bride wants their wedding to be absolutely perfect in every way, and these help to play a big role in making that happen. These are important because they reflect a bride’s overall personality and taste.
But how exactly do you go about choosing the right flowers for the big day? Furthermore, which ones are the most suitable for a wedding? Well, the answers to these questions are simpler than you might think.
First and foremost, when it comes to choosing wedding flowers, there really is no right or wrong way to go about the process. The flowers that you want are your own personal choice. Regardless of which florist you do business with, don’t be afraid to ask questions and run ideas by them. Any good florist will be happy to give you a lot of helpful advice.
If you’re someone who doesn’t really have a good idea of what you want for your wedding, consider looking through different bridal magazines and gardening books to help gain some inspiration and ideas. Gardening books are especially helpful because they can teach you the different meanings of many flowers. You can use these meanings to help create a special message with your wedding ceremony. For example, daisies can convey meanings of sharing and innocence, roses stand for love and passion, snowdrops symbolize hope, and violets convey meanings of fidelity and faithfulness.
Another important thing to consider is the budget, especially before you start getting too excited with many of the different flower choices that are available. Once you budget everything else for your big day, you may begin to realize that some of the arrangements you like may not actually be realistic, so it’s important to know how much money you’ll actually have available to spend on flowers
Now that you know some of the basics to keep in mind regarding choosing flowers, it’s time to go into more regarding which particular flowers are the most suitable for a wedding. Again, it comes down to personal choices and preferences and, as previously mentioned, the type of message that you’re trying to convey. There are some classic flowers that most people tend to go with, which are as follows:
*Lily of the Valley
Another important decision that many people take into consideration when making your choices is color, as they usually will have to complement the space in which they will occupy, as well as the overall theme of the wedding, bridal gown, and bridal party attire. There are some specific flowers that are more popular by their overall color choice, which include the following:
*White: stephanotis, narcissus, gardenia, lily of the valley, jasmine, snowdrop
*Lavender: lavender, lilac, anemone, statice, iris, delphinium, hydrangea
*Yellow: daffodil, sunflower, gerbera, lily, freesia
*Red: gerbera, dahlia, poinsettia, amaryllis
A useful tip to keep in mind is that when you select a color due to its seasonal availability, you will still be able to make a big impact while spending less money, as these types are always cheaper.
Your choices may also be important due to the season in which you’re getting married as well. For instance, if you wish to purchase spring flowers for a summer wedding, you can expect to spend a lot more money for this as a result. Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers by season:
*Spring: amaryllis, anemone, freesia, lily of the valley, orchid, stephanotis, sweet pea
*Summer: anthurium, chrysanthemum, gypsophila, magnolia, peony, sunflower
*Autumn: hydrangea, passion flower, pinks
*Winter: camelia, euphorbia, pansy, tulip