Flowers are romantic, flagrant, and colorful. It’s no surprise they are featured in wedding decor in numerous ways. Couples may use flowers in wedding decor for the ceremony and the reception to add to the mood of love and romance. Flowers also can signify growth, beauty, an renewal. Here’s a look at the many ways couples can use wedding flowers.
The bouquet and centerpieces are the most common ways that flowers are used in weddings. These tend to get the most attention from the bride, while other wedding flowers are forgotten. A couple might hire a florist, discuss wedding colors, then forget about the wedding flowers completely. This can be a costly mistake. Not only could the florist choose expensive, out-of-season flowers which would leave the bride and groom with less flowers for their money, but the couple may regret not having more personal choice in the flowers used. The flower arrangements may lack the personal touch that comes from the couple being more involved in their design.
Wedding flowers can be used in new and exciting ways. Couples can explore these floral enhancements and discuss them with the florist in order to have more input about the flower selection. When the couple is more informed about option and involved in the planning, they are more likely to be happy with the end result.
Floral accessories can be used for the bridal party. While the bride’s bouquet often is central to the wedding party flowers, other floral accessories are the perfect way to unify the appearance of the wedding party. When bridesmaids have bouquets of the same flower and that flower is used in the groomsmen boutineers, the wedding party has an additional element of color, consistency, and style. The bride, bridesmaids, and flower girl also may wear hair accessories with flowers.
Flower arrangements at the ceremony can be placed at the ends of rows of seating and in key areas of the room. Couples may want to have flowers centrally placed at the front of the room. If the couple is having an outdoor wedding, any structure used like a gazebo or pergola can be decorated elegantly with flowers.
At the wedding reception, the floral centerpieces are a central placement of flowers on the tables. Another option is a floral table runner. A table runner of flowers is a string of flowers that flows down the center of the table. Some floral table runners extend over the edges of the tables and even cascading down to the floor.
The table runner can be a thin string of flowers, a bulky and thick trail of flowers, or something between the two. The table runner option can be used alone or in combination with centerpieces. Other possible uses of wedding flowers at the reception include small flower clusters or arrangements at the wedding cake, floral accents on lighting and chairs, and floral napkin rings.
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