Choosing the flowers for your wedding can be a big decision. Picking the style, color and budget allocations can be daunting. But if you spend some time thinking about what you want, the selections of these important wedding accessories can give you the WOW factor you want for your wedding. Selecting a florist is an important first step. Ask for suggestions. View florists whose work you like. Ask to see photos from actual weddings they have done.
Think about how you will fund the flowers you want. As you establish your wedding budget, think about the role you expect flowers to play. We generally suggest a three part budget allocation. Flowers for the reception are an important consideration since this is where guests will see flowers first hand. We recommend the largest allocation here.
Secondly are flowers for the wedding party and immediate family. Remember that bridal party bouquets are the most heavily photographed so don't cut too many corners there. Having bridesmaids carry a single rose for example, can be economical, but remember that single buds tend to look strange in photographs with stems sticking out in several directions. Bridesmaids tend to carry them awkwardly.
Third and finally, consider ceremony flowers. The church or venue will likely give you guidelines as to what is allowed. If the space is huge, consider filling it with greenery.
Below are some flower ideas for your special day, including some our favorite bouquets!
Best ~ Laura
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