No matter what colors you've chosen for the wedding, there's a shade of daisy to go along with it. The cheer and innocence of daisies pair well with yellow flowers that pick up the golden tones of a daisy’s center, like yellow roses or Asiatic lilies. Additionally, the strong circular shape of daisies makes a striking pomander arrangement to hang from the ends of each row of guests.
Myrtle is one of the most popular types of greenery because of the variety of ways that it can be used. It has long stems which are lined with glossy leaves. The thick foliage that this creates looks best in floral centerpieces. It also exudes a sweet fragrance that makes it perfect for home decor. The myrtle is a representation of love and for that reason is often found in wedding arrangements as well.
Flowers for the fitting: Plan to make one of your practice bouquets for the day you'll have your wedding gown fitting. Take the bouquet with you and critically evaluate the size, shape, length of stems, colors, and the style of your dress. Get the bridesmaids together at the same time. Make a note of the changes required to make them perfect. If some of the flowers don't look right (such as daisies with a silk beaded gown), make note of the changes needed. Confirm size, shape, and colors, too.
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.
A dedicated work area: To prepare your wedding flowers, whether you have small arrangements or large ones, you'll need an area dedicated to the task. Cover as many surfaces as you can with plastic or a carpet cover (some flowers will bleed onto the flooring). You'll need a deep sink to soak the flowers, several large tables, trash bags, a large garbage can, and space nearby to set finished bouquets and arrangements.
Sometimes you just have to go big or go home, right? So if large, over-the-top arrangements are what you want, get them, but try to give them multiple uses. "These arrangements can be placed on staggered columns to create a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony," advises wedding planner Scoobie West of Scoobie & Company. "Then, during cocktail hour, they can be easily transported to the reception space."
The epithet name for the tree fern is virgatus, which means twiggy. Because of its extremely thin stem, the tree fern is one of the easiest types of greenery to use. Unlike its namesake, the tree fern has thin, wispy branches and leaves that are often used in corsages and boutonnieres. The tree fern also works well as a solid background in a colorful bouquet.