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How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

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Where can I find inspiration?

There are many sources of big day inspiration on social media, blogs and websites. Start a Pinterest board for wedding flowers and pin as many ideas as possible. These will be invaluable in your first meeting with your florist. A shared board could be created and you can get feedback from your bride,’maids, or mum. You can also take cutouts from bridal magazines to create a scrapbook. You can later add samples of the gown you choose to your scrapbook to help your florist see your vision for your big day.

Which flowers should I pick?

It is a smart idea to consider the season you are getting married, and which flowers will be available. Flowers that are seasonal are easier to source and cheaper for florists, but also have the most natural beauty. Don’t worry if the flowers you want for your wedding aren’t available at the time, as most flowers can be purchased year-round.

How can I personalize my wedding flowers?

Your bridal bouquet, like every other element of your wedding day, is an opportunity for you to personalize it. You can personalize your bouquet by asking your florist for jewellery that has been donated by family members. You can incorporate charms, locks, vintage brooches, and other trinkets into your bridal bouquet design. These can be used as your borrowed item, but also serve to honor the memories of those who are not present at your wedding.

Sometimes the flowers are enough to express sentimental meaning if bling is not your thing. The Duchess of Cambridge included Sweet Williams in her bouquet as a tribute to her Prince. Some brides asked their florists to include flowers from their grandmother’s garden, or any other flower that has a special meaning. Did you know that peonies are a symbol of happy marriage?

Where can I find a florist for my wedding?

Your search should begin well before your wedding. You can start your search online. It lists local experts and those who are near your wedding venue. Make a list of potential florists and meet up with at least two to three. Bring along a scrapbook with your ideas. Ask the florist to show examples of their work so that you can get an idea of their design style. If certain flowers are unavailable or too expensive, a good florist will be able tell you if your ideas are feasible.