Choosing flowers for your big day is far more complicated than just deciding between peonies and daisies. From booking the best florist to putting together the bouquets, there’s a lot to consider. Luckily, there are easy ways to navigate the realm of wedding flowers.
Here are a few tips you can use to make the process go more smoothly.
Get comfortable with flowers
While there’s no need to go out and get a degree in botany before your wedding, it’s pretty useful if you know a bit about flowers before you make any big decisions. Familiarize yourself with the basics; the most popular types of wedding flowers, blooms, colors, and special terminology to make the visit with your florist just a little less confusing.
Consider your color scheme
Sure, those bright blue flowers are pleasing to the eye – but do they go with your orange and black, Halloween themed wedding? Probably not.
This being said, it’s safe to say that it’s a good idea to keep your wedding’s color scheme in mind when you’re looking to add flowers to the occasion. The colors don’t have to match exactly and can vary in shade, tone, and contrast, but should stay within the general color bracket of the rest of your wedding.
Be mindful of what’s in season
Much like fruit, flowers change with the season. Some are readily available during the summer while others are available for cheap during the winter. Keep this in mind when you’re trying to decide what type of flowers you want to use in your wedding.
If budget is a big factor for you, opt to go with flowers that are in season.
Take note of flower meanings
Flowers come with a ton of different meanings. So, why not make your flowers a little bit more personal by going with a flower that symbolizes something important to you? For example, lilly of the valleys symbolize purity and happiness, red tulips symbolize love and passion, and daffodils symbolize new beginnings.
Trust your florist
When it comes to choosing flowers, the florist tends to know best. This being said, trust them! They are the professionals and, even though you may know exactly what you want, they will have the total picture in mind and will be able to provide you with an abundance of valuable information regarding your flowers.
If you’re unsure about giving the reigns up to someone else, research the florist you have in mind first. Check out their previous work, policies, and inquire about general prices to get familiar with them.