Wedding Flowers – Getting Started

The three major points to consider when planning your wedding flowers are:

  1. their importance on the day;
  2. your budget;
  3. who will undertake the work.

Only when you have made a decision about these elements is it sensible to think in detail about exactly which flowers you will have and how their colours will fit into your wedding plan.

For some brides, flowers are one of the most important aspects of the wedding, for others they are a minor detail. But no matter how much prominence you feel you would like to give to your flowers, it is important to get the choice and the arrangements right.

Flowers can transform a dreary, mundane room, add luscious scent to a marquee and bring out the detail in the bride’s and bridesmaids’ gowns.

Once you have established how much emphasis you would like to place on the wedding flowers:

  1. decide on a realistic budget and stick to it;
  2. seek the advice of a professional – especially if the budget is low.

As a florist, I can help you develop your wedding flower ideas around seasonal choices that will help keep the cost down. I can also advise you about using flowers with colours that suit your dresses or settings, using the most expensive flowers only at strategic points.

However, the bride should always have the bouquet of her choice, as this is what she will remember for the rest of her life.