Select your flowers: Many different flowers can give the colors you choose. Will you want roses or carnations, orchids or iris? Your decision will be somewhat influenced by where you live and the season of the year. Lilacs are almost impossible to get (at a price you can afford) in January, so find other flowers that have a similar shade. You may decide to have all roses or an assortment of several varieties. Whatever you choose, make sure the flowers are available in your locale or place a special order for just what you want.
When in doubt, ask your florist for some insight. According to event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials, your florist should be able to give you some great alternatives that meet your expectations visually and are also more accessible for your date. "We always find that brides who are more open-minded going into initial floral meetings can truly learn about flowers and options they didn't know existed," says Cooke. "In the end, the results can be beautiful and unexpected."
Your wedding flowers will be one of the most photographed details of your wedding (besides you, of course!), so it's important to pick wedding centerpieces and bouquets that truly fit your wedding style. Where to start? First, find flower types you love by searching through our ultimate flower guide, which features thousands of pictures. There, you'll also find a host of centerpiece ideas ranging in style from casual and rustic to formal and glamorous. You can even search for flowers by color so you can be sure to pick wedding bouquets and centerpieces that match your style. Then, browse our listing listings to find a top florist in your area.
Whimsical weddings should be a representation of a couple’s dream day—whether that’s recreating a favorite childhood storybook or replicating a colorful carnival, the decor choices can truly be reflective of your style. When picking whimsical wedding flowers, fraying away from the traditional route is encouraged. While you can still use flowers that you would see in a classic bouquet, how they’re arranged is what makes them so unique. Keep the stems long and tie a ribbon around them for that unique, whimsical look you’ve always imagined.
The awkward-sounding name of this bloom derives from Greek and means “love flower.” Most often available in shades of blue or sometimes white, these delicate flower clusters add volume without density to table centerpieces. Agapanthus is gorgeous on its own when tightly clustered into a bouquet but also adds a pop of color when combined with a neutral bloom such as baby's breath.
Daisies - Daisies are lots of people's favored flower, however not a great deal of brides use them in their wedding celebration décor. They may if they recognized their value! Sissies stand for romance and an innocent spirit. Does that describe you?
More flowers are in bloom on the summer solstice than on any other day of the year, and summer brides can capitalize on this floral bounty with the wide range of fragrant and affordable wedding flowers available. Not only are these flowers most affordable and lush during June, July, and August, you may also expect to see some of these flowers in bloom if you have an outdoor garden wedding.
We live in a world of many, many options; and no one said that you had to go one place and one place only to get your flowers. With other aspects of your wedding, yes, you may have to be loyal to one particular supplier or vendor. But with your flowers, do what works for you and your budget. If you want to get your roses from Costco, but your greenery from the flower market, then go for it! There is no flower-buying etiquette to be followed here. Trust me: the flowers will understand.