Weddings require a lot of planning to pull off well. One of the things that you have to be aware of are the flowers you’ll be using. Flowers play an important role in wedding decorations, and are often seen everywhere, from the ceremony to the reception.
Your choice of flowers for your wedding is one of those small details that can contribute greatly to the overall mood of the event, so you’ll want it to be perfect. Consulting with an experienced College Station florist can help you narrow down your choices. As for what you should be looking for, Wedding Journal Online recently posted an article on how to choose flowers for your wedding, including the color:
Flowers naturally add colour to your wedding so make sure your choice of petals align with your colour scheme. If you do want to experiment and clash colours, make sure they aren’t distracting. Likewise, certain themes can dictate your choice of wedding flowers – for instance, a formal blacktie wedding will necessitate expensive looking colours, like rich crimson roses or aubergine calla lilies.
Knowing the right flowers to use can be difficult considering that most people’s knowledge about flowers is limited to roses and other popular types. Thankfully, there are knowledgeable florists in the College Station area like Nan’s Blossom Shop, who can provide the appropriate information.
Another factor to consider is the budget. It’s all well and good for you to plan on decorating everything in pink carnations, but the cost can be so much more than what you’re ready to spend. Before even visiting the florist’s shop, establish a budget so you won’t be carried away picking out the prettiest blooms.
Additionally, prioritize among the flowers you’ll be picking out. Your wedding bouquet and those of the bridesmaids’ should be on the top of the list. If you’re on a tight budget, you can opt for inexpensive flowers combined with the right arrangement to give the illusion of more blossoms.
The next thing you should consider should be the wedding date and venue. The date can affect which flowers are available–spring and summer will have the most varieties in bloom. Some, like roses, are available all year-round. The wedding venue space should also influence your choice, and you should consider ceiling height and lighting.
Finally, your bridal bouquet is the centerpiece of your floral decorations. You and your florist should choose one that flatters your dress and yourself. As a rule of thumb, sleek dresses work best with simple arrangements, while lacy gowns would go much better with a loose bunch. Your height is also a factor; for example, a petite woman’s built would be better complemented by a small bouquet.
(Source: Five things you need to know about choosing wedding flowers, Wedding Journal Online, August, 7, 2014)