Flowers are so much integral to weddings that it is almost impossible to think of marriages without flowers just as no one can ever imagine a beach without sands. They are an essential element for the big occasion, and there is a wide range of floral arrangements and flower types that suit the needs of every individual. When we talk about flowers in the context of weddings, the bride’s bouquet comes uppermost in our minds. Flowers are widely used for decorating wedding venues and the floral arrangements created by designers add a dash to the décor that often looks simply splendid. In addition, flowers have extensive use for many other purposes during weddings that most people often forget to consider. Flowers are costly, and you should have a clear idea about its overall use during weddings that helps to create a budget.
Flowers are for everyone taking part in the wedding and not for the bride alone. Besides the traditional white and cream bridal bouquet, there have to be bouquets for bride maids that should complement the prime bouquet meant for the bride. Flowers picked from the bride’s bouquet find a place in the button holes of the groom and groomsmen. Then there are corsages for the mothers of both the bride and groom that the grand ladies can wear around the wrist or pin it to the dress. Flowers are necessary to decorate the places where the ceremonies take place like going to the altar, at the entrance and window sills, pews and the signing table, especially for church weddings. Table centerpieces look gorgeous with floral beauty and flowers are must for decorating the cake table.
Flowers have universal appeal as it can convey myriad emotions and feelings. Weddings are perhaps the biggest occasion where one witnesses the extensive use of flowers. However, the use of flowers to express various feelings and thoughts has been prevalent in different cultures, and you will find that people send flowers on numerous occasions from birth to death.
Book a florist in advance
The wedding is so special that it needs proper preparation to ensure that the floral decoration enhances the beauty and elegance of the occasion. You must choose an expert florist long before the big day, preferably 6-8 months in advance. Start working with him or her closely to get familiar with one another so that it becomes easy to explain your style and choices as well as the budget because floral decorations can be costly at times. Discuss your preferred styles together with the color scheme and arrangement to work out something that makes you happy. Share all information about the venue for the ceremony and reception as well as the style of dress and the type of wedding you have planned so that the florist can work out options that complement the occasions perfectly.
Go for a nearby florist
Although you might have information about some excellent florist located far away, you should prefer to work with a nearby florist for all practical reasons. A florist near the wedding location is always better because it would help to maintain the freshness of lowers when it arrives. Moreover, the florist would most likely be familiar with the venue and able to advise on the type of floral arrangement that works well. Before selecting the florist, make comparisons by looking at some photographs that capture the earlier works that they have done.
Emerging trends in bridal bouquets
White roses and lilies used to be the staple choice for bridal bouquets, but many brides are now breaking the tradition by choosing more vibrant colors. The style of bridal bouquets is changing as brides are eager to experiment with unusual flowers like dyed orchids. The bright colors create an enchanting contrast with the white dress that looks stellar.
The use of vivid colors is increasing in floral arrangements, and the bridal bouquets are no exception. Fashionable choices comprise red, blue, pink and purple colors together with mono-color arrangements that include many flower types and different textures.
Dynamic floral arrangements
Various floral arrangements used to be of a static nature that is now gradually changing. To match with the fast-paced lifestyle that people have to go through nowadays, they are more inclined to dynamic floral arrangements. Florists have learned the art of creating arrangements that display a natural flow and movement. Flowers with long stems and a natural drip like vines, sweet peas and tulips have the in-built dynamism that adds a natural touch to your overall wedding design and light up the places where you use it. Be it table centerpieces of bouquets the effect is mesmerizing.
Using accessories with flowers
Flower arrangements and bouquets have their beauty and appeal but to enhance it further florists are using accessories of many kinds. To make your wedding flowers sparkle, florists might suggest the use of beads or jewels that gives a whole new dimension to the arrangement. The beads or jewels create the dazzle that makes the flowers look more gorgeous. To make the wedding outfit shine in a different light, you can think about using some antique jewelry with the bridal bouquet that displays your creativity and gives a distinct look.
Vases are as important as flowers
Florists are now paying much attention to the overall appeal of the floral arrangement that includes the vases too in which you place the flowers. The design and style of the vases must complement the flowers which is the reason why you must pay as much attention to the vases as you would do for the flowers. Florists are now wrapping tall vases with creative fabrics, ribbons, and wires and are even going to the extent of covering the long stems of flowers to create a new kind of design that looks very attractive.
Similarly, using single bloom orchids in buttonholes for the groom and groomsmen is the in-thing in floral fashion today. Orchids add a more contemporary note to the style and add a touch of elegance that looks genuinely regal.