If you’re planning a summer wedding, there is nothing more fitting than saying “I do” with sand between your toes. Because beach weddings are weather pertinent, summertime is your best bet for clear skies on your special day. With such a beautiful backdrop already wowing your guests, pastel-colored flowers will add a simple touch to your ceremony without being too overpowering.
Also known as the Peruvian lily, the alstroemeria originated in South Africa. Like its exotic name, the inner petals of this flower have stripes on them that create texture and diversity when added to bouquets. They come in a range of colors from whites and golds to pinks and purples. The alstroemeria symbolizes friendship and devotion and is often seen in bouquets for friends or relatives.
You may already know what types of flowers you’re looking for. Most likely, you’ll want a variety of flowers in specific colors. Think about the different applications for the flowers. Would you like ready-made centerpieces for the tables? For round tables, you can select one centerpiece for the middle of the table. For long, rectangle tables, you’ll want several centerpieces along the table for everyone to enjoy. In addition to centerpieces, you’ll want flowers for the bride and for the wedding party. Traditionally, the bride will carry a bouquet down the aisle. Some brides choose to use the original bouquet for the “bouquet toss,” while others choose to use a separate bouquet so they can save and preserve their original bouquet. When you shop our Wedding Collections, you’ll typically get a special bouquet for the bouquet toss, so you can decide which option you prefer. Plus, you'll find an excellent selection of colors, styles and arrangements. If there will be a flower girl at the wedding, you’ll want flowers for her to wear as well as flower petals for her to sprinkle along the aisle. Sam’s Club also has you covered if you need floral supplies for your event—from baskets and vases to ribbons and stem cutters.
Practice, practice, practice: No matter how simple your plan or how confident you might feel, plan to do at least one (preferably two) practice run. Purchase the flowers you've selected to construct one centerpiece and one bouquet and put them together. Keep track of how long it takes to prepare that one, then multiply the time by how many you'll need to make. This will give you a great idea of how much time you'll need to dedicate to the flowers when the big day arrives. You might find that you've bought more flowers than you need or that you need a fuller bow, requiring more ribbon. This is a better time to realize these things than on the wedding day.
One of the many benefits of buying bulk flowers for your wedding at Sam’s Club is the price. You’ll get exclusive members-only pricing, and the savings is significant when you compare the price against buying from your local florist. There are excellent prices on all of the flowers at Sam’s Club, plus you’ll love the time-savings of having the flowers delivered directly to you. Wedding collections typically include a variety of flowers for the bridal party, including a bridal bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and flower petals. It’s a great, easy way to order all your flowers at once. And, if you need additional matching bridesmaid bouquets or boutonnieres and corsages, Sam’s Club makes them easy to order.
Look at any bridal picture as well as you will certainly see a photo of a bride-to-be holding a wedding bouquet. It's a reasonably little item, however your wedding celebration bouquet should be on your top checklist of must-haves for your wedding event.
Blooming in early summer, yarrow comes in yellow tones, as well as white, pink, and red. The fern-like foliage is attractive as well as a fragrant addition to wedding flower arrangements. Brides should take some of their yarrow-containing flower arrangements home to grace their tables, as the cut flowers can last as long as three weeks. The flowers dry very well if you hang them upside down in a dry area for two weeks.