Until you are in the midst of planning your own wedding, you don’t really realize how much goes into choosing flowers for the big day. Not only will you be shocked by how many different options you have to choose from, but you’ll likely be thrown over just how big of a part they will play in the aesthetics of the entire wedding. Sure, you realized that there would be a need for bouquets and boutonnieres, but you forgot to factor in altar arrangements, reception centerpieces, flowers for the bride and groom’s parents and so much more.
Now before you begin to panic over the details, check out some easy-to-follow rules that The Knot has put together to help get you through:
Be Open-Minded – Many brides have a picture in their head of exactly how their wedding will look, right down to the flowers. Now if you have your heart set on yellow peonies for your August wedding, you may be disappointed to find out that they are not in season during that particular month. However, there are plenty of other flowers that are available all year round; keep an open mind and trust that your florist will be able to give you alternative suggestions that you may love even more.
Make your Bouquet a Priority – Sure, your reception centerpieces should be beautiful and you want your bridesmaids to have gorgeous bouquets to carry, but this is your wedding – not theirs. Pictures of you and your groom will be displayed on mantel pieces for generations; make sure that the bouquet in your hand is one that you will love to look at forever.
Pick One Color – If you’re trying to stick to a budget, choosing flowers in one single hue may be the best way to go. You may think that this will look too ordinary and plain but in actuality, a monochromatic color scheme gives off a certain kind of elegance and organization.
For more great tips on choosing wedding flower and making the process as easy as possible, check out the full article here, and remember that your local Chicago florists at Carriage Flowers would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. Call us today to set up a consultation!