A Wedding Flower Guide

A Wedding Flower Guide

When it comes to choosing wedding flowers, many brides may know the
wedding flower they want in their own bouquet, but are a little mystified
about the rest of the wedding flowers needed to fill out the ceremony
and reception.
While you can leave all your wedding flower selections in the hands of
a capable professional florist and get great results, you may want to
take a more hands on approach. We hope this wedding flower guide will
help making planning your most special day just a little easier.
Your first decision should be whether you plan to use a professional
florist to create a wedding flower arrangement and bouquets, or if you’d
rather visit a wholesale wedding flower retailer and order flowers to
make your own bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and so forth.
If you are the creative type, a simple floral craft book will give you
all the tips and tool lists necessary to create your own custom wedding
flowers that reflect your personal style. It’s a good idea to purchase
some flowers to practice with ahead of time to make sure you’ll be
happy with your results. Whatever you decide, there are some standard
traditions and suggestions to help make sure you’ve covered all your wedding
flower needs.
Wedding Flower Guide
Wedding flowers for the church would include:
Altar wedding flower arrangements
Pew markers/decorations
Wedding flowers for the reception would include:
Wedding flower arrangement for the bridal table.
Table centerpieces
Buffet table decorations
Wedding flowers for the bridal party would include:
Bridal bouquet
Small Bridal bouquet to toss
Groom’s boutonniere
Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet
Bridesmaid bouquets
Best Man boutonniere
Groomsman boutonnieres
Flower Girl bouquet or petal basket
Mother of the Bride/Groom corsages
Father of the Bride/Groom boutonnieres
Step-parent corsages/boutonnieres
Grandparent corsages/boutonnieres
A Few Extra Wedding Flower Tips
* Maid/Matron of Honor wedding bouquets should be
slightly more elaborate or in a different color
shade than the rest of the bridesmaid wedding
bouquets.
* The Best Man boutonniere should be slightly more
elaborate than the rest of the groomsmen
boutonnieres.
* The corsages/boutonnieres for the parents should
differ slightly from the step-parents, and all
grandparent corsages/boutonnieres should be
different as well. It makes it easier for guests
to keep track of who’s who.
* Wedding flower arrangements from the church can
be transferred to the reception hall for double
duty.
* Bridesmaid wedding bouquets could be set in
waiting vases and used as decoration for the
bridal table.
Remember, these are just wedding flower guidelines. When it comes to
your special day, your wedding flower selections and arrangements should
reflect your personal taste and style. You can keep things simple or
get as elaborate as you like, as long as your wedding flowers help you
create the perfectly romantic wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.