The beauty and fragrance of flowers speak the universal language of love and romance while playing an important role in your Wedding Ceremony & Reception. When discussing floral choices make sure you bring a photo of your gown and color swatches of the fabrics. This will make it easier for you to create the right flower combination with your designer.
Symbolism & Tradition
Traditionally the bridal bouquets are a variety of flowers and shades to match the theme of the Wedding. Bridal party participates usually coordinated with bride’s bouquet with a smaller and more simplified design. Boutonnieres are chosen to match the bouquets. Other flowers you may want to consider are for Flower girls, right bearer, mothers, fathers, ushers, readers, program attendants and anyone you ask to participate in the ceremony.
To preserve the actual flowers you carried down the aisle on your wedding day is indeed a treasure! Most florists offer this service, make sure you discuss preservation of you flowers with them prior to your Wedding day. If they do not offer this service, ask them for recommendations.
Budget & Timeline
- Flowers for your Wedding are typically about 5-8% of your overall budget. It is best to begin selecting your Flowers are 6-9 months prior to your wedding.
- Helpful questions to ask:
- May I see some photographs of previous weddings?
- Do you have bridal packages?
- Can you show the centerpieces at various price ranges?
- Do you also do silk flower arrangements?
- Are you familiar with the reception site?
- What is the delivery\set up\breakdown charge?
- What is included in your wedding services?
- Is a deposit required?
- What is your cancellation policy?
“Trust your florist they should know which flowers do well in heat, which flowers are best for the season and which flowers to substitute for the “look” the bride may want, but not able to afford. Make sure your designer is unique in design and use flowers in imagative ways”. Doris, Ruttle and Neltner