One of the key components to any wedding decor is the flowers. This is why you might need a little help on how to choose wedding flowers that match your wedding theme and budget. Whether you’re trying to decide if you should go with real or fake flowers or make if you should make your own bouquet this guide by GS Diamonds will help you get started!
The wedding bouquet adds beauty and color to your wedding ceremony. They are a traditional aspect to every wedding, and to be honest, weddings in Australia wouldn’t be the same without flowers! Here are five tips to help you along the way.
Choose In Season Flowers
It is recommended that you choose a flower that is in season to save money and time.
It will be much easy to order flowers if you choose one that is currently in season. Otherwise, you will likely have to order from out of state with also raises the price of your flowers.
You can choose other alternatives like silk flowers especially if the flower you would like to use is not in season. Silk flowers are also suited in formal weddings; fresh-picked flowers may not fit a very formal party.
Don’t Over Do It: Less is More
Your bouquet should not drown you. Be sure that it will not cover your figure. If you are petite, the weight of the flower might be too heavy for your build and may affect your posture and how you carry your gown.
In the same way, your bridesmaids do not need an extravagant bouquet. You might even wonder if bridesmaids need flowers.
Make Sure Your Fowers Last
The flowers you chose should last for the entire day. Make sure that your flowers still hold up even at the end of the day so that you will still look glamorous for pictures. Using a bouquet holder is suggested to keep the flowers fresh during the entire day.
Also, take the advice of your florist on which flowers easily wilt so that you can avoid choosing them.
Ask Your Florist to Help with the Arrangement
You may take a picture or a printed copy of the bouquet style you prefer. Also, bring a sample fabric of the gowns so that the florist can choose the correct shade of the flower that will match the color of the gowns.
Some bouquets may be decorated with ribbons, lace, and silk materials. You can advise the florist on what specific designs would you like to add to your flowers.
One of the first things to consider when opting for a bouquet is style. Choose the bouquet style that will suit you and your personality. Bouquets are more personal nowadays and reflect the brides’ personalities. Nosegays, where flowers are clustered in a round form, can vary in sophistication and will fit any personality. In Cascade bouquets, flowers are arranged in a descending form. These bouquets are voluptuous and can be the center of attention.
Flowers with Meaning
Why not choose a flower that has special meaning? That will not be difficult since most flowers have their meanings. Stephanotis stands for happiness in marriage, Rose means love and being true, and Tulips stand for perfect love and declaration of love.
Perhaps someone special in your life has a favorite flower or there is a flower that brings back a special memory from your childhood. These would be great additions to your wedding ceremony and decor.