Flowers are one of the most important elements for most events, especially weddings. Plants, flowers, trees, potted flowers, table decorations and anything natural and fresh and decorative often become the most important issue for brides or wedding planners in organizing the big day. Yet, choosing the proper flowers can sometimes become a daunting task when you don’t know how to proceed when choosing. But chill! We are always here to help; in this article, we bring you easy steps to follow so that you can decide on the perfect flowers for your wedding.
Consider the Season
Spring and summer weddings are very different from fall and winter weddings. So temperature differences are a factor, but don’t forget that the flowers and their colors are also very different. Each season of the year offers a wide variety of flowers that are only appropriate for that time of year and will best complement the decor. For example, chrysanthemums, dahlias, asters or heathers are best suited for fall, adding elegance and beautiful fall colors to your chosen spot.
In summer, you’ll need flowers that can withstand high temperatures and will stay beautiful all day, which include jasmine, magnolia and many others.
Keep the Venue in Mind
The next thing to think about when looking for a flower is the wedding venue. An outdoor wedding, such as a beach or garden, is not the same as a city, hotel or restaurant wedding.
If you are going to have a wedding in an open space, then it is advisable to decorate with wildflowers so that your decorations blend in better with the space, if possible we even recommend matching the colors and plants to the existing ones. If you are planning to get married or have a wedding indoors, pay attention to the look of the interior from the beginning to choose the appropriate floral colors that will match the existing space and decor.
To create a harmony that works with all the elements, we recommend to choose one or two dominant colors and stick to them as much as possible.
Give Some Thought to the Type of Wedding You Are Planning
Wedding decorations are the very first image that shows your creativity and wedding style. However, the decorations will also differ depending on the style you choose.
More classic flowers are gathered for religious weddings. It should be noted that the architecture of the church can also determine your choice of flowers.
Flowers for Roman Catholic churches are usually round in shape and give a touch of romance and elegance, ideal for roses or hydrangeas.
Elongated flowers are more appropriate for Gothic churches. Flowers with thorns like gladiolus, tuberose give drama and vitality. It is also possible to combine lilies or gerberas.
In modernist churches, the flowers should be oblong and “L” shaped. The most notable flowers for such a celebration would be: aluminum, anthers, liatries and large green leaves.
While it is important to think about the style of the church, one decoration that will work for any church is flowers that can be wrapped around the columns like ornaments or broom phlox. It is also recommended to choose white flowers that are elegant and best reflect the theme of the wedding.
The arrangement of flowers in the church is quite simple, decorated in the center and in front of the altar where the decoration is mostly because it is the most visible place and most will be photographed. From this central location to the end of the church, the decorations are placed symmetrically along the central aisle.
Non-religious or mail order weddings may be decorated in the local style. Flowers are an increasing part of modern weddings today, using as many exotic and colorful flowers as possible, showing their creativity and imagination. The first important element to consider is the time of the celebration. For a daytime wedding, the flowers will depend on whether the wedding will be held indoors or outdoors. If you are having an outdoor wedding, consider flower arches, they are perfect for taking amazing photos.
If you follow those 3 basic steps, choosing the flowers for your wedding will be one of the easiest task when planning your event. Do you have any other tips? We want to read them; so don’t forget to leave them in the comments below!