By Jenny Harrington
How to Pick Flowers for a Wedding
Choosing wedding flowers depends on the season in which you’re getting married and also on your budget. Winter weddings, spring weddings, formal events and casual ceremonies all call for different types of blooms. Wedding Centerpieces and bouquets will look beautiful when you plan ahead.
By Jenny Harrington
OverviewFlowers add ambiance to your wedding, and choosing the right ones is important to ensure they will look fresh throughout the day and complement your color scheme. You should consider your budget as well; some flowers are much more expensive than others. From the bouquets to the floral centerpieces, there are several factors to keep in mind to ensure the blooms will be as beautiful as the bride.Step 1Focus on your wedding’s style. A bouquet of wildflowers doesn’t fit into an elegant wedding. This doesn’t mean you can’t use daisies at an elegant event, but they will need to be mixed with a more elegant bloom such as roses.Step 2Look for flowers in season. Seasonal flowers will be less expensive, better suited to the weather conditions, and will have healthier blooms. There are beautiful blooms that are in season even in winter such as forget-me-nots and jasmine, so there is no reason to shun seasonal blooms.Step 3Choose local flowers over the exotic. Cut flowers that are native to high humidity areas will not last long at an outdoor wedding in the dry Southwest. Choose blooms that grow in your area or areas with similar conditions for the best chance at longevity.Step 4Blend your choices with your wedding colors. Everything doesn’t have to match exactly, but one showcase bloom that matches your palette as the focus of the arrangements ties in all the other flowers to your decor.Step 5Work within your budget. Flowers can quickly become one of the more expensive elements of a wedding if you are not careful. Use expensive blooms such as roses for the important arrangements, such as the bridal bouquet, and choose less expensive blooms for the centerpieces and bridesmaids.Step 6Work with a florist. Even cash-and-carry florists usually have staff on hand who can advise you on the best blooms for your needs. A florist will tell you what blooms work best for bouquets and arrangements and how long until each particular flower begins to wilt under various conditions. Florists can also help you choose greenery and other fillers that will improve the look of your flowers without breaking the budget.skill2tipPurchase all your flowers from one florist to take advantage of any large order discounts.tipsPurchase all your flowers from one florist to take advantage of any large order discounts.warningFollow all the care instructions or the blooms may wilt on your wedding day.warningsFollow all the care instructions or the blooms may wilt on your wedding day.keywordwedding flowers picking choosing planningkeywordsweddingkeywordsflowerskeywordspickingkeywordschoosingkeywordsplanningResourcesreferenceElegalaresourceFlowers by season.
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