Your wedding flowers will be a major visual point on your big day, and with some many options available, it can understandably feel a little daunting. Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect, and that includes having the perfect flowers. That’s why we’ve put together a quick guide to help get you started on your way.
Popular wedding flowers
If you are an avid flower enthusiast, then you will probably already know the most popular florals that often make their way into the bride’s bouquet, but for those of you who are new here is a quick roundup of the most popular options.
Peonies, Roses, Tulips, Calla Lilies, Lily of the Valley, Hydrangeas, Sweet Peas, Ranunculuses, and Lilacs
Either way, whether you are a sworn traditionalist, or prefer a sleek, clean and modern look, it is essential to work with your florist to pick the flowers and style that represent you as a couple and match the overall aesthetic of your special day.
Ignore the trends
Unless you like them, of course. Even though we have listed the most popular floral wedding options, that doesn’t mean that you need to include them on your big day if you don’t want to. Much like with fashion, trends quickly come and go, and just because something is on-trend right now, that doesn’t mean that it will look great later down the line. Your wedding photos are something that you will want to treasure forever, and you don’t want to look back and question your choice of florals. Stick to elegant, and unique combinations that are guaranteed to look classic and timeless in your photos for years to come.
Pick flowers that are currently in season
You may have a favourite flower, or already have a vision of what kind of flower arrangements you would like to have, but unfortunately, if those flowers are not in season, you are likely going to have to spend a lot more money. Not only that, but flowers that are imported out of season tend to be much lower in quality, so always try to go for options that are currently in season. That way, your bouquet is a creation of freshly picked flowers that are guaranteed to look beautiful and last the entire day. If your floral favourites aren’t currently in bloom, then don’t despair! There are many substitutes around that can achieve the same look that you want.
Choose a bouquet that compliments your dress, as well as your overall wedding aesthetic
Your bouquet should go with the style and shape of your dress to enhance your look, ensuring that you will stand out on your big day. Be careful also not to overdo it and get carried away with your flower placements, bouquets and arrangements – restrain yourself as it’s easily done. After all, you want your flowers to complement and add to the entire look and feel of your wedding, not to overtake. Elegance and simplicity, as with anything, is vital and will ensure that your flowers aren’t competing with you for attention. Tighter bouquets of traditional florals such as roses fit a classic wedding style, whereas minimalist arrangements reflect modern and contemporary vibes and arrangements of big, soft blooms are typically romantic. Whatever you decide to go for, work together with your florist to ensure the day, and florals, of your dreams.