A florists guide to choosing the right wedding flowers
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable events of your life. Every detail matters, and one crucial element that sets the mood and enhances the beauty of your wedding is the choice of flowers. Choosing the right wedding flowers can quickly become stressful, but we're here to walk you through the essential factors to consider when choosing your wedding flowers. We'll go over everything from seasonal availability to colour schemes, budgeting and popular flower choices so that you have the perfect florals for your special day.
Understanding Seasonal Availability
The first thing you'll need to consider when choosing the right wedding flowers is whether or not the flowers you want are in season. Different flowers bloom during different seasons, and working with this in mind will provide you with the best variety and value possible, and also spare you from any potential disappointment. Spring weddings showcase blossoms like peonies and roses, while summer offers vibrant hydrangeas and dahlia's. Autumn weddings are enriched by warm-coloured blooms like chrysanthemums and carnations, and winter weddings can be beautifully complemented with elegant lisianthus and orchids. Make sure you put in a but of research to check what seasonal flowers will align with your wedding date, or contact us and we will happily walk you through it.
Matching Your Colour Scheme
Having an overall colour scheme for your wedding will set the vibe and create a cohesive look on the day, and will make it easier for you when choosing the right wedding flowers. Your chosen flowers should complement and enhance the colours you've selected. Take into consideration the venue décor, bridesmaids' dresses, and overall theme when deciding on the colours of your flowers. If you're going for a romantic and classic theme, soft pastels such as blush pink, lavender, and ivory will work wonders. For a vibrant and bold atmosphere, you could go for rich jewel tones like deep reds, purples, and blues. Don't be afraid to experiment with contrasting or monochromatic colour schemes to make a statement.
Setting Your Budget
Wedding expenses can add up quickly, so it's really important to establish a realistic budget for your floral arrangements. We can guide you based on your vision and budget, and suggest cost-effective options without compromising the beauty of your arrangements. Seasonal flowers tend to be more affordable, and you can also combine more costly blooms with greenery and filler flowers to create stunning arrangements while reducing you expenses.
Popular Wedding Flower Choices
While personal preference and individual style are important, it can be helpful to explore popular wedding flower choices for inspiration. Some timeless options that always look stunning include roses, lilies, orchids, and hydrangeas. Roses symbolise love and beauty, making them an ideal choice for romantic weddings. Lilies are elegant and come in various colours, representing purity and devotion. Orchids are sophisticated and charming, while hydrangeas offer a lush appearance. While the classics are always popular, don't limit yourself to only traditional choices; chat to us about some of the more unique blooms we have on offer to add a touch of creativity and personality to your arrangements. Consider the meaning behind each flower and select those that resonate with your love story and the emotions you wish to convey.
Choosing the right wedding flowers sets the stage for a visually stunning and memorable day. By understanding seasonal availability, aligning with your colour scheme, setting a realistic budget, and exploring popular flower choices, you can confidently find the perfect blooms for your special occasion. Remember, we'll work closely with you to bring your vision to life while ensuring a stress-free experience. Your wedding day will be even more enchanting with the right choice of floral arrangements.
Incorporating Meaningful Flowers and Symbolism
Wedding flowers can be more than just beautiful decor on the day; they can also carry special meanings and symbolism that add depth and sentiment to your special day. Choosing flowers based on their symbolic meanings can help you and your partner personalise your wedding and create a more meaningful atmosphere.
If you and your partner are from different cultures, a blend of florals that represents each would be a special touch. If there are certain flowers that hold a special significance in your life from your childhood, or perhaps the favourite flower of a loved one who has passed away, incorporating them into wedding will make it that much more meaningful.