Your wedding is the biggest day of your life. You want to ensure every last detail is perfect down to the flowers. Flowers are a necessity at every wedding. They help set the mood and enhance the beauty of the venue.
You want to pick the right flowers. However, if you are not a florist, you may not know how to pick the right flowers. Here are some tips on how to pick flowers for your wedding.
1. Make sure the flowers match your color scheme
You likely have a color scheme for your wedding. This color scheme will be incorporated to just about everything in your wedding from the bridal party’s attire, the decorations, and, of course, the flowers.
For this reason, you should pick the color scheme well before the flowers. No matter how obscure your color scheme, you will be sure to find flowers to match, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
2. Choose appropriate flowers for the season
The season will help determine the type of flowers you choose. Naturally, you want to pick flowers common in the season. The flowers will be cheaper, and they will look nicer.
First, you have to know your wedding date. Next, you need to know which flowers are common. Here are some popular flowers for each season:
- Carnations (winter)
- Star of Bethlehem (winter)
- Holly (winter)
- Mums (fall)
- Zinnias (fall)
- Asters (fall)
- Tulips (spring)
- Daisies (spring)
- Lilacs (spring)
- Chrysanthemums (summer)
- Sunflowers (summer)
- Snapdragons (summer)
Of course, this is not a comprehensive list. There are a number of additional flowers for each season. There are also some flowers known to work for just about every season, such as roses.
3. Make sure they are fresh
One of the worst things that could happen is the flowers not being fresh. They will look bad. After time, flowers start to lose their color and dry up. They may even die completely.
When this happens, it can make you feel as droopy as the flowers themselves. This is one of the reasons you want to pick flowers that are in season to ensure that they are fresh. Of course, you also want to get the flowers from a reputable florist.
4. Choose your florist carefully
There are a lot of wedding florists out there for you to choose from. You need to do your research to ensure you are hiring a florist perfect for your event. Start by focusing on florists who specialize in weddings.
They will have plenty of experience, ideas, and inventory. Next, you should research each florist and read reviews. The best florists will have plenty of good reviews from verified users. Don’t be discouraged by a couple of bad reviews, because every company gets a couple of bad reviews.
Focus on the number of good reviews versus bad reviews and the content of the reviews. Finally, you need to get a quote from your top choices.
5. Stick to your budget
Weddings are extremely expensive. You need to save money everywhere you can. Flowers are probably one of the most surprisingly expensive items on your budget after the venue and food. You need to set a budget and stick to it.
Clearly explain your budget to your florist, but still leave a little wiggle room. Your florist should be able to come up with bouquets, decorations, and center pieces that will fit within that budget. When you are clear about your budget up front, your florist will better be able to deliver something appropriate.
You are going to take pictures at your wedding, and you are going to cherish those pictures for the rest of your life. You want them to be gorgeous, and the flowers can help accomplish that.
You’ll adorn the venue with flowers in specific areas where you will be taking pictures to take pictures of you and all of your guests will love for years to come.