Regardless of the type of wedding that needs planning, it will more than likely need flowers. A small informal wedding or a huge fancy affair will both need their share of flowers. You can display your flowers with a soft natural light, with candles or even using tinted lighting. If you want to create a more romantic look for your wedding, be sure to match the flowers, ribbons and lights with pastel shades that compliment your color scheme.
Be sure that you give your florist plenty of advance notice. You will then need to determine exactly who needs flowers and where you will put the centerpieces and other arrangements. You need a list of everyone that is going to need flowers. In most cases it will be bouquets for the bride, the bridesmaids, the maid of honor, the flower girl and boutonnieres for the groom, the best man and groomsmen, as well as, the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom.
Be sure when you go to the florist shop for the very first time that you bring samples of material from the wedding party’s clothes. This way, the color can be perfectly matched. If you rely on pictures, be sure that the photo shows the true color of the outfits. This way, you will get the perfect flowers for everyone.
One important thing to keep in mind is that you will want an extra bouquet to throw at the reception. This way you can have your wedding bouquet preserved. Look at bridal magazines to find arrangements and styles that you like. Just be sure that it goes with your theme. Always order in season flowers. If not, there are extra charges for special orders and for shipping them to you.
If a close relative has died with the past year of your wedding, stop by the cemetery to place a single flower on the grave of your loved one. You only want to do this if it won’t upset you or your new spouse too much but it is a wonderful way to show your love and respect. Likewise, if someone is in the hospital and it’s local, you may want to stop by just to let them know you are thinking about them and miss them.
Always check with the church to see how many flowers you can bring and if there are any types of restrictions. Of course, your centerpiece floral arrangements and other flowers at the reception should match the overall color scheme. If you don’t want to just toss the flowers out after the reception and wedding, you would possible have a drawing for each arrangement and allow others to take them home to get a few more days of enjoyment out of them. These are just some valuable tips that you should keep in mind when planning your wedding. Wedding flowers are an important part of the planning and you want everything to be perfect for your special day.