Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Wedding FlowersWedding flowers are a very important part of any wedding decorations because they bring together the beauty and colors that are represented at the event. Many couples choose to go with a traditional look that predominately feature roses, but there are several varieties of flowers available that are considered appropriate. Regardless of what type of flowers you want and what colors you choose, there are a few important things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding flowers.

Budget

Keeping your overall costs in check is crucial for every purchase you make while planning your wedding, but flowers can get very expensive in a big hurry. For this reason, you need to plan out the costs of your wedding flowers very carefully before you begin purchasing. You’ll need to consider all the places you want flowers including as centerpieces on your reception tables and the bouquet you’ll be throwing after your ceremony. Once you know how much you have to spend and all the total amount of flowers you need to buy, you can accurately keep the cost within your budget.

Florist

Choosing which florist you want to use is another important part of the flower buying process. First of all, you want to make sure that you choose a company that is local to where your wedding is going to be to ensure that you get the freshest flowers possible. Also, you’ll want to make sure the reputation of the florist is good in that area so that you have high quality service. Finally, you’ll want to make sure that the florist you choose is the best value in that area. Most cities have more than one florist, so visiting all the shops in that area to ask questions and get pricing information is a really great way to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. Don’t be afraid to ask for some photos of their previous work or even some referrals; after all you will be spending a sizeable amount of money for their services.

Stay Area and Season-Specific

When selecting the colors and varieties you want for your wedding flowers, make sure you consider the area surrounding your ceremony and reception location along with the time of year. Integrating flowers that are found locally can be a great way to save some money since they are usually cheaper, but they also give a very local-feel to the event which can make it even more memorable. Furthermore, choosing flowers that represent the current season will also make things feel more welcoming to your guests. If you are having a winter wedding, for example, you may want to have white and light blue flowers to blend with nature. If you are having a spring wedding, on the other hand, you can get away with bright flowers like yellow or orange to make the event really “pop”.

Just match up the colors as best as you can to give your guests the most enchanting experience possible and it is sure to make your own experience even better.

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