All You Need To Know About Wedding Flowers

All You Need To Know About Wedding Flowers

When you choose your wedding flowers, you are choosing the backdrop for your entire wedding. The flowers that you select should coincide with your color scheme and theme. For a memorable wedding day, cohesion is fundamental.

Choosing the perfect flowers for your big day is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. At Adagio DJay Entertainment, we want to help make your wedding day the best it can be. That is why we are bringing you this list of tips and tricks on picking the perfect wedding flowers. 

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Pick Your Perfect Florist

When you are florist shopping, take some time to determine the type of person with which you want to work. More importantly, though, what dynamic do you want with your florist?

Do you want someone with will take charge and lead you through the selection process with a firm hand? Or do you want someone who will step aside and let you take charge? Maybe you want a combination of both.

Once you make that first determination, you should also check on your potential florist’s design tendencies. Ask your potential florist to show you his or her portfolio to get a better idea of what he or she has done before. Many florists have a specific style that they tend to stick to. You need to find a florist with a style that matches your own.

Another route to go would be to look at your venues “preferred vendors,” if you have a venue. These companies have proven to your venue they provide quality work and are reliable.

Determine Your Flower Budget

Typically, brides spend around eight percent of the total cost of their wedding on their flowers. That may sound like a lot, but many brides don’t realize the number of flowers and arrangements you will need.  

Let’s take a closer look at the flowers you may need-

Personal Flowers

  • Bridal bouquet
  • Bridal flower crown or hair flowers
  • Maid of Honor and bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Tossing bouquet
  • Flowers for the flower girl
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Groomsmen’s boutonnieres
  • Ring bearer’s boutonniere
  • Mother of the bride’s corsage
  • Mother of the groom’s corsage
  • Father of the bride’s boutonniere
  • Father of the groom’s boutonniere
  • Grandmothers’ corsages
  • Grandfathers’ boutonnieres
  • Officiant’s boutonniere
  • Ushers’ boutonniere

Ceremony Flowers

  • Entryway flowers
  • Welcome table arrangements
  • Altar arrangements
  • Pew or chair arrangements
  • Aisle decorations
  • Tossing petals for guests

Reception Flowers

  • Cocktail table arrangements
  • Bar arrangements
  • Escort card table arrangements
  • Centerpieces
  • Newlyweds’ chair decorations
  • Buffet table and food station arrangements
  • Lounge area arrangements
  • Flowers for the wedding cake
  • Cake table arrangements
  • Powder room decorations
  • Getaway car arrangements

Made sure you talk to your florist about re-purposing arrangements. Some of your flowers may be able to pull double duty for your wedding ceremony and reception. 

Before you talk to your florist, it is best if you have a pretty precise number in your mind for your flower budget. He or she needs to know how much you are willing to spend before you begin to work together. 

bridal party with flowers

Build Your Vision

For this step, Pinterest can be a big help. Spend some time pondering your theme and your individual taste. Your wedding vision should be unique and personal to you and your fiancee. 

It may help to make some sort of vision board or collage. Don’t focus solely on bridal pictures, though. Flip through magazines and cut out images that speak to you.

Look for colors, lifestyle shots, and fashion and design photos that correlate with the vision you are trying to create. You can even add pictures of the aspects of your friends’ weddings that you loved. Pick and choose the best parts of all the weddings you have been to shape your dream wedding.

Check With Your Venue

Many venues have stringent rules about what you can and can’t do when decorating for your wedding. Check with your representative at your site for their guidelines and regulations before you get your heart set on any particular design elements. 

You also need to take into account any bold or imposing components of the design of your venue. Is there one bright wall that you need to contend with? Are there some amazing elements you want to be sure you incorporate? 

Talk with your florist to decide the best ways you can accent the flowers you choose to buy. Ask him or her to visit the venue if he or she hasn’t worked with them before to get an idea of the pros and cons of the space. 

Pick Your Colors

Before you choose your flower colors, you should at least have an idea of the colors you want for the rest of your wedding. To make everything easier for yourself, choose the attire of your bridal party first. 

Next, pick your wedding colors. If your bridesmaids aren’t wearing one of your wedding colors, their dresses should at least coordinate with the colors you choose. 

Sit down with your florist and make a list of your favorite flowers. Hopefully, you can find your favorite flowers in your favorite color to round out your vision.

Don’t Forget Your Dress

Ask any florist, and most will tell you that they draw heavy inspiration for the bridal bouquet from the bride’s gown. Your wedding dress will be the centerpiece of your big day. The most beautifully efficacious bridal bouquets will act as an extension of your dress. 

A good florist will be able to draft a bouquet that fits that description. Spend time with your florist to make sure you both get it right. 

wedding flowers

Size Matters

Once you determine your guest list, many other pieces of your wedding planning will fall into place. The size of your guest list will determine the number of tables you will need at your reception. 

The size of your wedding party should also be considered. The more bridesmaids and groomsmen you have, the more flowers you will need to buy. 

You should make some of these decisions with your budget in mind. Consequently, don’t let your budget rule you. If it is truly important to you, don’t cut it out. 

Your wedding flowers can be like icing on the cake that is your perfect wedding. When you are ready to plan your big day, contact Adagio DJay Entertainment. Let our experience and expertise be your guide.

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