Getting Your Wedding Flowers

Getting Your Wedding Flowers

A few handy tips for brides to consider when arranging their wedding flowers. Feel free to share any of your tips in the comments.

  • Select your flowers from a florist who you have confidence and trust in.

  • There are many different styles of bride's bouquet, whether a simple tied posy or an elaborate teardrop bouquet. Try to choose a style which will complement your wedding dress.

  • Choose the colours carefully to match or provide a striking contrast to you and your bridesmaid's dresses.

  • If selecting flowers such as orchids which have a high pollen count, ask your florist to remove any pollen carrying dust to prevent both staining and hayfever.

  • If you are having flower-girls, a basket of flowers may be more practical and robust for young children.

  • Insist that your flowers are prepared on the day of your wedding to ensure they are at their best.

  • If you are travelling to a wedding destination source the flowers from a florist your venue recommends. Or if you are taking them with you arrange for cold storage to preserve the flowers as long as possible. A beer cellar is often the perfect place to store your flowers.

  • Consult with your venue as to whether extra flowers are required / permitted.

  • If you are having centre-pieces for the wedding breakfast tables get table sizes from your venue. You do not want to end up with a centre-piece that leaves no room on the tables for anything else.

  • Do not discount silk flowers as they are a cheaper and longer lasting alternative.

  • Expect to pay premium prices for flowers that are out of season, such as daffodils in December.