For many people around the world getting married is an important life decision and the wedding ceremony is universally recognised as a big part of the celebration for that. The wedding ceremony is a day to celebrate to the fullest with friends and family and well wishers. For this reason, beautifully designed flowers constitute an integral part of setting the right tone and sending that all important message of love. It is also no secret that great floral designs can help take things to the next level and accentuate the wedding photographs.
Creative floral designs can also help to bring a wedding to life, as flowers introduce an array of colours and a near sea of scents combined together in an almost classically graceful way. It is also no real secret that people love flowers, their look, their feel and most importantly the multitude of colours and scents. Taking the plunge and splurging a little on wedding flowers will make the ceremony picturesque and colorful. People will talk about the food, the wedding decorations, especially in the UK, help to further illuminate the bride’s dress and accentuate her beauty. Photographers will include the flowers to their shots and in some cases capture extra pictures with them. From time immemorial, flowers have been used to evoke feelings of joy, a sense of celebration and in some cases they have strong religious connotations.
Tips to Choosing the Best Flowers
Book a reputable local florist
Employing a reputable local florist is an important part of securing fresh flowers that will look amazing on your big day. They are experts in that location and will have reliable contacts in the market. This not only gives a nod to the location but also saves you from getting ripped off in the market.
Consider your costs
Like every other aspect of the wedding ceremony, take care not to go over budget. Magazines may suggest expensive flowers which are usually out of season but it is better to gather flowers that are in season. Another way of ensuring that you get more value out of your purchase is to reduce your expenses by investing in look alike flowers or close substitutes such as carnations which provide a great substitute for roses.
How many people are attending the wedding? How many ushers, flower girls and bridesmaids will be there? How many different flower schemes will be used during the ceremony?
How many centerpieces do you need? And how far will the flowers be transported?
All of these questions represent things that should be considered and discussed with the florist and event organisers from the very start.
Be open to new ideas and innovative suggestions
Florists and event organisers are the experts so by being open to their recommendations you will achieve the most value and return on your investment. Always ask to see samples of previous work and be sure to talk through your own ideas, wishes and most of all be clear about your budget.
Popular Wedding Flowers
The Rose a time old classic
The rose flower has always represented a symbol of beauty and love. It features in several myths and legends across the world. Poets across the ages have used it as a metaphor for emotion, passion and true love. It is the most popular candidate for wedding ceremonies since it is available in different colors and varieties.
The flower is a native of Persia and symbolizes absolute love. The flowers are grown in a broad range of colors and are available for much of the year. The versatile tulip can be used for both elegant settings and more casual venues.
Hydrangeas represent vanity and this is in no small part to its bushy head and intense shades of pink, blue and burgundy. They are mostly used sparingly to fill out arrangements and bouquets.
Gardenias symbolize purity, love and refinement which make them an excellent choice for wedding parties. They can be tucked into bouquets, used as centerpiece or used as hair accessory.
These lush, multi-petaled flowers are cost-effective alternatives to roses and peonies. They are availabe in several colours and are natural winners for bridal bouquets. Flowers breath colour, life and aroma to the wedding ceremony. Here’s to your flower power being a blooming marvelous success!