When organizing your flowers note there are a number times you can use flowers, some often forgotten, and remember to keep in mind any theme you would like running through the day. Keep in mind the season and particular favourites you’d like to include. Your florist will always be happy to advise.
Bride’s Bouquet - Keep in mind the Wedding gown, colour, style, fabric and any particular style you would like. Consider the colours in the bouquet if you want them to match or contrast the bridesmaids and if you want to include any special or favourite flowers.
Toss-away bouquet for the bride - This is a pretty, matching posy for tossing if you want to keep your bouquet.
Hair flowers for bride - Fresh wired blooms, a fresh floral fascinator, or a flower circlet are all beautiful finishing touches.
Bridesmaid’s flowers - Consider the Number of Bridesmaids / Matron of Honour, the colour they are wearing and style of dresses
Hair flowers for bridesmaids - Fresh wired blooms, a fresh floral fascinator or a flower circlet are all beautiful finishing touches.
Flowergirls - Consider the number, their ages, colour and style of their dresses. You could consider a wand, posy, basket of petals, floral ball, hoop or flower basket. Do you want flowers in their hair?
Buttonholes - Consider the numbers required. The Groom’s should be extra special. Remember to provide for not only the bestman, groomsmen and pageboys but consider the Fathers of the Bride and Groom, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, Brothers and other special male family members. You may even wish to extend these to the Ushers, Master of Ceremonies, Celebrant/ Minister.
Corsages for the ladies - Made to match the dress. Remember you can have either a pin corsage or wrist corsage. These should be provided for Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom and provide Grandmothers Boutonnieres. You may also want to provide for Stepmothers, Sisters, Aunties, or even the Celebrant, Soloists, Readers and any other special ladies.
Flowers for the Ceremony - If you are planning a giving ceremony you will want long stem roses. Consider your flower arrangements for the entrance and pew bows or chair decorations. You will want flowers on the Alter, Pedestal or other central arrangements. Consider rose petal confetti. It may be possible to take some of your ceremony flowers to the reception venue.
Flowers for the Reception - Items to consider will be your Bridal Table Centre piece, Table Centre pieces. Keep in mind the number of tables, number of seats, shape of tables, flowers to include candles or not, etc. Perhaps you would like cake flowers. Plus your room decor flowers - Entrance, Bar area, buffet tables, Cake Table, Guestbook, restrooms.
Thank you bouquets - Consider flowers after the big day. The Mums or head bridesmaid.
Flowers can be a major expense in your wedding budget so talk to your florist, make sure they understand your requirements and wishes and make sure they know your budget so you can work together for the best results!