Your wedding may be the most important and expensive day of your life. Make your vision come alive by selecting the best blooms for your occasion.
- Step 1: Keep the space in mind when envisioning centerpieces. For instance, a large, high-ceiling room would require tall flowers in a tall vase. If your setting is rustic, opt for sunflowers or daises; if you are tying the knot at a fancy place in the city, go with orchids or lilies.
- Step 2: Think about how you can reuse floral elements when placing your order. Turn bouquets into centerpieces by placing them into vases -- and double your flowers while cutting costs.
- FACT: In Greek mythology, it is said that Chloris, the Greek Goddess of Flowers, created the rose from a lifeless nymph; the rose then became a symbol of beauty.
- TIP: Use a color wheel to help you find complementary color combinations, such as yellow and purple or blue and orange.
- Step 3: Pick your wedding colors and bridesmaid dresses before zeroing in on your floral choices. Bring a swatch of your bridesmaid dresses to your florist so they can match the flowers to your fabrics.
- Step 4: Opt for seasonal flowers, which save you money and set a memorable tone. Consider flowers such as lilies or tulips in spring, daisies or roses in summer, Gerbera daisies or sunflowers in fall, and orchids or poinsettias in winter.
- TIP: Reserve out-of-season or expensive flowers as accents for your bouquets, while going with more cost-effective options for centerpieces and other large arrangements.
- Step 5: Scan through bridal or home magazines to generate ideas for flowers and colors that you can show your florist. Make sure you both are on the same page when it comes to realizing your vision.