Your flowers are such an important part of your wedding day, the styles and colours that you choose will reflect the overall wedding theme, and they will of course be permanently captured in your wedding album.
Having said that we can’t all be floral experts, so here is a guide to help you make your choices.
Consider Your Budget
This is the most important part of choosing your flowers, I would always advise a consultation with a professional florist. Some brides choose to save on their wedding budget by doing their own flowers, but if you don’t have the skills or the time available, it could become all too stressful at an already busy time.
Be upfront with your florist about your budget, they will discuss your options with you, and will be able to create beautiful wedding flowers within your price range.
Consider Your Venue
It is very important to consider the space in which you are having your ceremony and reception, when deciding on your wedding flowers. For example if you have opted for a stately home wedding, your rooms are likely to be spacious with high ceilings, so larger arrangements will be necessary so that your flowers don’t become lost in their surroundings.
It’s always a good idea to choose a florist who has experience of working at your chosen venue.
Choose Flowers In Season
I would recommend choosing seasonal flowers, as they will be looking at their best and will be less expensive.
Your florist will advise you on the availability of flowers at the time of year you are getting married.
It’s also worth checking out Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration!
Don’t forget to think about allergies, if you or your partner are allergic to pollen your florist will be able to source anti allergen flowers with less scent, or you may wish to consider incorporating silk flowers into your design.
Consider also the size and weight of your wedding bouquet, you don’t want to have aching arms or a bouquet so large it hides the beautiful detail of your dress.
If you are getting married in peak season, it’s a good idea to book your florist 6-12 months in advance to ensure availability.
Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on the website for more inspiration!