An important step in planning a wedding is choosing the perfect bouquet. The colors, arrangements, and styles of wedding flowers can be just as important as attire. These tips and facts will help one get started in choosing the perfect bouquet for your wedding needs.
A perfect time to start considering your bouquet is after your gown and ceremony setting has been chosen. This way you can find a bouqet that will mesh with your wedding’s mood. When starting to choose, always take into consideration the size, shape, accents, and ribbons.This will set the tone not only for your wedding, but for other smaller flowers as well.Start out by looking through various websites and magazines that pertain to flowers and/or weddings. Then try to get an idea of what you prefer, and what your style is. For example, Baby’s Breath Flowers are a wonderful filler and can work with any arrangemnet. Roses and Stephanotis can give your wedding a classic appeal, while orange tulips help you to make a bold statement.
After getting a general idea of what flowers you like, the next step is to make sure that they are in season. This will keep the cost down tremendously. However, there are some flowers that are in season year round. Flowers such as Baby’s Breath, Alstromerias, Myrtles, Orchids, Red Roses, White Roses, and Zinnias are always in season. Lilies, Daphodils, Irises, Tulips, Violets, and SnapDragons are a few of the many flowers that are in season for spring. If you prefer a winter wonderland wedding, Tulips are still in season along with Forsythias,and Hydrangeas. For Fall weddings, you can choose from Cosmos, Sunflowers, Zinnias, Delphiniums, Chrysanthumums, Gerbera Daisies, and Scabiosas.
The next step is to find a professional florist. Floral arrangements usually represent about 5 to 10 percent of a wedding’s entire budget, so if cost is a factor, careful planning needs to be made. Bringing in magazine clipping or pictures of your favorite arrangements will the florist an idea of what you like, and in turn will help the florist give you a better price estimate. Always factor the other participants in the wedding, such as flower girls, brides maids, and of course the groom. Florists can also show you past work and expose you to some new ideas to go along with what you already desire. When looking for a florist, it is a good idea to get some credentials and ask as many questions as you need. For example, will the florist’s style match yours? Has the florist done weddings at your own ceremony site, or sites similar to yours? Will the florist deliver the flowers? How much time can the florist spend on your wedding? It will be important to have questions such as these and whatever else you may need to ask handy when you meet with potential florists. It is also a good idea to find and plan your ideas with a florist at least three months ahead. Being flexible and open to new styles and ideas will help you find the perfect bouquet, and assist you in finding something affordable.
A final step when considering your bouquet, is to find the flowers that have the perfect meaning. Almost every flower has a meaning behind their beauty and name, and choosing a bouquet with the perfect message can make a wedding even that more romantic. For example, if you want your wedding to be filled with the message of love, Roses are the epitome of love. Calla Lilly flowers represent beauty, whereas Freesia flowers exude innocence.If you want your theme to be happiness, then Lily of the Valley flowers would be a perfect pick. Want to let everyone at your wedding know that you will never forget them? Pink Carnations would be a choice, and an inexpensive choice at that.
Picking out the best bouquet for wedding may seem a bit taxing and stressful, especially if it is done going in blinldy.However, with careful planning, it could be one of the most enjoyable and relaxing parts of your entire wedding. Flowers bring out the best in almost all of us.