One of the best parts of having a wedding (besides celebrating true love), is picking out the flowers! The flowers can set the entire tone of a wedding. They provide a great way to be as expressive as you want with a seemingly endless amount of options! You can keep things classic and simple with bouquets of red roses, or go with the season and implement flowers like tulips in the spring, or sunflowers in the summer. The process can seem a little intimidating, but I’ve outlined a few tips to help you pick the perfect flowers for your wedding.
First things first, you have to consider how much money you want to spend on flowers. It’s so easy to get carried away and end up spending too much on excessive floral displays. So, before you decide what kind of arrangements you want, you should pick an amount you’re comfortable spending and talk to a florist to see what is in your price range. You should also consider purchasing flowers that are in season, as well as decorating with greenery in order to save a few bucks! The added bonus is that both of these things are cheaper options and ~trendy~!
Picking the right florist is necessary to ensure your floral vision comes to life. Arranging flowers is its own type of art, just like painting. Like a painter, each florist has their own style and specialty. Some might be classically simple, others might be more romantically dramatic. I recommend that you look at their different social media accounts to see their portfolio of work. It will help you figure out if this florist’s designs fit your wedding vision. It’s also helpful to look at the reviews of the florist on sites like Yelp. This way you can trust you’ll get amazing arrangements and great service.
Pinterest and Inspiration Boards:
One of my favorite parts of wedding planning is creating Pinterest boards! Having a floral inspiration board can save you a lot of headaches when telling your florist about your vision. Putting together types of arrangements, ideas for centerpieces, or simply just what kinds of flowers you want can help make the process much easier. Creating these boards also allows you to learn a little bit of terminology that the florist will understand like “cascading” or “pomander” bouquets. All in all, creating an inspiration board will help make your floral vision come to life at your wedding!
You have so many options when it comes to types of flowers and the colors you want to focus on. Both of these aspects play an important role in developing the aesthetic of your wedding. You want to plan the colors of your arrangements to match or complement the main colors of your wedding theme. This way, everything is cohesive and the flowers will enhance the overall mood of your wedding. The types of flowers you choose also influence the atmosphere of your wedding. For example, roses translate as classic and traditional, whereas succulents create a much more modern, earthy vibe. All of these choices are important when it comes to establishing the aesthetic of your wedding.
When planning your floral arrangements, the space where you are putting them should influence what kind of arrangements you request. If your venue is already heavily decorated or intricate, you should choose simple designs over elaborate ones. This way your wedding venue won’t look overwhelming. The florals you choose should enhance the vibe of your venue. For example, choosing wildflowers when having a wedding in the woods would add to the overall visual of the venue, whereas really classical flowers might look a little peculiar.
Planning the perfect flower arrangements for your wedding can be a great way to express your own unique style. The entire process is fun and it results in a beautiful aesthetic that is personal, specifically to you! There are so many different arrangements you can design, so get inspired, work with your florist, and most importantly, have fun!
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