Choosing The Right Wedding Flowers
From soft and romantic, to Bold and demure, there is always that perfect flower for every wedding. With so many flowers to choose from of different colors, shapes, sizes, fragrances and durability, you need a good starting point. The following ideas should help you in choosing the right mixture of flowers for your wedding.
Things to take into consideration:
Season of Flower choices
The theme of your wedding
As always your budget should always come first in choosing your flowers. Take into account the mandatory floral designs you will need. such as, bouquets for the wedding party, corsages, boutonnières, altar decorations, candelabras, aisle décor, remembrance bouquets, entrance decorations, cake decorations, centerpieces, bar decorations, delivery and set-up. Stay within your budget so that you anticipate for other wedding costs, so plan carefully.
As for the season, some flowers you may want may only be in season certain times of the year, so Google the actual flower you want and see if it is within season. And don’t forget to take into account the weather on your date, extreme heat can be devastating to certain flowers in just a short time and can ruin a wedding.
Take into account your theme when choosing, as some flowers bring out different feelings when shown. Some weddings are more relaxed and casual while others are more formal and elegant. Sunflowers and daisies are a more casual flower with all of the bright colors they come in. Lilies are more formal with their sleek lines, but are very fragile. Looking for that romantic wedding vibe, Roses are always a standard that never fails with many variations of colors to choose from.
As for where to shop for your wedding. Use a reputable florist that listens to your needs and offers a wide selection of choices. If you are in the Fresno area, another alternative is to visit the Fresno State Flower Dept. They have some excellent students working there and have a beautiful van for delivery with great prices to boot. Check them out at:
Another way to save money is to purchase your own flowers at cost at your local Costco or Sam’s Club or floral warehouse. My personal favorite location is the Los Angeles Flower Mart where you can purchase some flowers at 10 cents on the dollar and get the flowers YOU desire for your wedding. This is an excellent way to save money and get your friends and family to help design your flowers. Remember that the typical amount to spend is 15% of the total wedding budget on flowers and decorations. If you have any questions regarding flowers or Wedding photography, feel free to call me anytime.