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Ways to Use Wedding Flowers in Wedding Decor


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.

Our blog at Best for Bride has more wedding decor tips and advice about wedding flowers. Please take a moment to browse our blog for wedding planning ideas and how to find the perfect wedding dress.

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How To Choose The Perfect Florist For Your Wedding

Choosing your wedding flowers is totally different from getting flowers for your mom or any other special occasion. Picking wedding flowers requires special attention that requires a bit of research to find the perfect florist for your one special day. Flowers add a special pizazz to your wedding, so it’s important to choose the right flowers, color and arrangements to match every other detail of your wedding. Even if you’re not going all on tons of flowers, you’ll at least get your bridal bouquet, bouquets for your bridesmaids and boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen. Some people also want flower arrangement as their centerpieces for the reception tables, so here’s some helpful tips on finding the right florist to get the job done right.

Research Local Florists

Just as you would research the right venue and bakery, you should research florists in your area to find out which shops are the best at creating bridal flowers. Ask around for recommendation and see where any married friends got theirs from. Finally, when you narrow down your list to the top five, start interviewing professionals to compare styles, prices and personalities. But make sure you have an idea of what your wedding colors will be and have any pictures of flower arrangements that you like available to show them.

Be Prepared

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Before you meet up with your top five florists, be prepared to show them not only your ideas, but your budget. It’s said that you should set aside 3% of your total wedding budget for your flowers and decor. And don’t worry about not having a lot to spend on flowers since you can ask the various florists to work within your budget. Also know how many pieces you’ll need for your wedding, including how many bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, etc. This will allow the florists to provide you with an exact estimate so that you can take home and crunch the numbers to see if it fits within your budget.

Things To Bring To Appointments

When you’re attending appointments with florists, make sure you bring your idea file with pictures of things  you like; a bridesmaid dress fabric swatch to help the florist suggest coordinating flowers that match; a photo of our wedding dress so that they can suggest bouquet styles that will complement your dress; and pictures of your ceremony and reception venues so that they can help you dream up your perfect decor! Always bring a list of questions so that you can get a sense of what they can do for you and your ideas. At the end of each meeting, get an estimate in writing based on what you’ve discussed for your wedding. At home, go over all your notes and choose the florist you like best.

Finalizing The Florist

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Once you’ve chosen the florist, set up a second meeting to finalize any details of your order. This is where you can make any adjustments to anything you’d like. Ask for their professional opinions on things and trust that they will provide you with the very best flower arrangements for your dream wedding!

Best For Bride is your one-stop bridal shop! No only will you find your perfect dress at one of our many shops, but we also offer a variety of bridal services so that you can easily get everything done at one place, including flowers! We have years of experience and know how to accommodate each and every bride that comes through our doors so that they leave happy and ready to say their I Dos!