Here some of the factors that can may flower selection a smooth process:
The flowers you select should be your preference which matches your budget. A florist who has understands your requirement is the right person to guide you.
Flowers should complement the other beautiful aspects of the wedding. Do not go overboard with wedding flowers. Even the cheapest seasonal flowers can be placed appropriately for desired effects.
The days preceding the wedding may be the time to brush up some flower knowledge. Go through pictures of flowers and visit gardens, florists and botanical gardens. Learn more about specific flowers and use them to express your feelings on the wedding day.
The flowers that you choose may not suit your budget. You can manage to stick to the budget with a few creative moves. Use expensive flowers sparingly: for the bride’s bouquet. Pick up colourful seasonal flowers from the garden. The addition of fragrant flowers- sweet peas, hyacinths, gives the impression that there are more flowers than there actually are.
You will find a huge variety of flowers available in the colour of your choice. For instance, if the colour is white you can choose from roses, orchids, sweet peas, gardenia, lilies and others. The flowers should complement the area where they will be placed.
There are plenty of seasonal flowers that you can go by the theme you have in mind. For a spring wedding, look out for orchids, lily of the valley, daffodils, anemones and sweet peas. Roses, carnations, sunflowers, magnolias are flowers in summer. You have asters, daisies, pinks, hydrangeas for an autumn wedding. In winter, you can pick up poinsettias, pansies, snowdrops, camellias.
Make up a list of flower arrangements that you will need on the final day. This includes the bridal bouquet, flowers for the flower girls and bridesmaids, inside the church, at the reception, boutonneire for the groom, best man and the fathers, corsages for both mothers.
Each wedding flower has a meaning:
Flower selection for your wedding day can get easier if you know what each flower stands for.
A rose denotes everlasting love, besides beauty and passion. There are 3000 varities of roses to choose- solid, pastel, stripped and tipped. They are available as tea roses, sprays, or large garden roses.
The arum lily is a large lily on a single stalk which denotes ‘magnificient beauty’. The bride can use this flower in a presentation style bouquet.
Tulips find favour with brides who would like to express ‘consuming love’. These flowers come in many colours, look elegant and can be included in the bouquet and arrangements at the venue. Tulips can be expensive- the French tulips; or affordable- the Dutch or the parrot variety.
Hydrangeas, the Victorian flower, are big with several shades of purple and pink. This flower denotes ‘vanity’ and can be an affordable option for the wedding.