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You have your dress, your venue, and date for your wedding. You’re almost ready to say “I do,” but you still have to figure out one more final touch: the flowers! Choosing the perfect flower arrangement can be difficult with so many options out there, but once you add on that final finishing detail, it has the potential to tie together your entire wedding day! If you are unsure where to start, or need some inspiration, Weddings in Athens has you covered. Listed below are some tips and tricks on choosing the perfect flowers for your special day.

Decide on the Color Scheme

The first step to adding flowers to your wedding day is to narrow it down to the color of flowers you want. If you have already finalized your wedding color scheme, you are already halfway there! Try adding subtle neutrals with pops of color, or matching your flowers to your overall color scheme. If you feel as though you have a colorful wedding on your hands, you can’t go wrong toning it down with some gentle ivory or white flowers. Some cream shades with hints of green leaves, vines, and ribbon go together beautifully and can look sweet and simple for your wedding. If you feel as though your wedding lacks color, try going bold with some pink, orange, or even blue flowers to make your flower arrangements really stand out. Once you have this figured out, you’re on the right track to finding the perfect flowers for your special day!

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Make a Budget

After getting a visualization for the flowers you may want, you may want to make a budget for the bouquets and other flowers arrangements. Here, you can decide exactly how many bouquets you may need, if you want flower placements on your reception tables, or any other types of decorations that may include these flowers. After thinking this over, you can then make a proper budget for yourself, and list out your necessities first. If you have money left over, this can contribute to more floral decorations!

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Pick a Florist

Visualizing your ideas for your wedding flowers can be fun and exciting, but choosing the florist may be a trickier part. Luckily, Athens, Georgia has a wonderful selection of local florists that have plenty of options and affordable flowers for your wedding. Flowerland is one of several Athens florists, along with Frances Florist, Flowers Inc, and Petals on Prince. These florists have a gorgeous array of fresh flowers that will inspire you and help you pick out the perfect bouquet. 

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Start Small

Thinking about the exact flower arrangements you may want can be daunting, so try to start somewhere small, such as your bouquet, or your bridesmaids’ bouquets. Envisioning ideas for one bouquet is easier than trying to imagine what the entirety of the wedding will look like. Once you are able to think about the colors, size, and price of one bouquet, it will be easier to plan out the rest of your flower arrangements.

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Tie it into the Theme

If you are still feeling lost, you can always rely on tying your flowers into your wedding theme. Besides the color scheme, maybe your wedding has a specific theme such as a rustic or vintage wedding, or maybe it is contemporary elegance or a bohemian romance. A wedding theme can help you to create the perfect aesthetic of floral decor for your big day, and can end up being the cherry on top that ties into your theme!

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Match the Season 

Different flowers bloom in different seasons, so when picking out your flowers, it is important to keep the season in mind. For a spring wedding, peonies, roses, tulips, calla lilies, hydrangeas, sweet pea, and ranunculus are all readily available. If your wedding is in the fall, consider incorporating carnations, chocolate cosmos, dahlia, delphinium, freesia, calla lilies, hydrangea, orchids, and/or roses. Winter weddings could have amaryllis, camellias, casablanca Lilies, forget-me-nots, French tulips, orchids, mini gerberas, poinsettias, and roses, and lastly, your summer wedding is perfect for orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and gardenias. Picking the most readily available flowers will ensure their freshness and beauty for your wedding.

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Hopefully these tips and tricks helped inspire you to pick out your wedding flowers, and while you’re here, be sure to check out other posts related to picking the right color scheme, and more at weddingsinathens.com.

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