5 Tips about White Flowers for a Wedding

Learn five tips about the best white flowers for a wedding from floral designer Sarah Brysk Cohen in this Howcast video about wedding flowers.

White wedding flowers. There is such a wide array of white that’s available really all year round that certainly you can count on white in any season. The trick is to open your mind a little bit and to consider also ivory shades and to consider white in all its various hues. Sometimes I have a bride who will come to me and actually have a swatch. She’ll have a swatch of either her dress or a bridesmaid dress, particularly when it comes to white and wanting to match white flowers with a white piece of fabric or a white ribbon. It’s never a good idea.

The best idea is to try and have white flowers with a dress that’s not actually white. If you have a wedding dress that’s ivory and you have white, white flowers, the flowers are going to look more bright white than your dress and vice versa. If you have a very bright white dress, you can have flowers that really range in flowers from white to ivory. If you’re interested in matching exactly, you’re going to be disappointed. To be open to the possibility that flowers come in their natural state in a whole wide range of white colors and to have a bouquet that is going to be a range of those whites, a range of ivories. It also gives it a little more texture.

Another thing to consider with white flowers, particularly in terms of bouquets, is that it’s a really nice idea to add some pop of some color, again, to give it more texture, to make the bouquet a little more vibrant, and to break up the space a little bit. Certainly with centerpieces this is also helpful. Consider for an all-white, monochromatic look adding a little bit of purple, a little bit of grey, maybe a little bit of brown, something to give it just a little bit of pop of something. I think you’ll be really pleased, even more pleased than say with a totally monochromatic spectrum for the white.