Choosing wedding flowers can be a bit of a minefield but it needn’t be, simply enlist the help of a reputable florist to bring your ideas to life. From the bridal bouquet to buttonholes and blooms for the venue, flowers are a wonderful way to enhance the visual impact of a wedding. Take note of these tips for beautiful wedding flowers so you’re ready to impress your florist.
Top Tips for Beautiful Wedding Flowers
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Florist, Elizabeth Marsh, shared her insight on floral trends for brides-to-be:
“With trends towards bronze and copper tones, there is a definite move away from silver. Rose gold and brass hues are also popular. We’re seeing more use of succulents and unusual plants and foliage, which keeps costs down.
“Brides and grooms are also taking more interest in the visual impact of their reception tables, theming tableware with floral centrepieces. The power of the flower is now more important than ever”
How to maximise your budget and still have great wedding flowers:
- Ingenuity in design – it is possible to break flowers down to the individual florets and place them nonchalantly to decorate a dining table, without blowing your budget. Branches and other sculptural elements that can be re-used, reducing the cost passed on to the customer.
- Less is often more – Displays that include fewer flowers, often use them more intensely so that the impact is created by different means than a full arrangement containing multiple blooms. Filling every corner or available surface with flowers can be overkill. When this happens, the eye becomes overwhelmed and the brain can no longer take in the vision. The result is that the floral arrangement is not only expensive, but the impact of the flowers is actually reduced.
- Seasonal Blooms – look for flowers in season, avoiding expensive transportation costs from far-flung corners of the world. There are likely to be very many seasonal options in your chosen colours.
- A trend towards a simpler era – there is a certain charming naivety about some of the less expensive flowers. These generally tend towards the field flowers, daisies and grasses, tall wispy and romantic, which are quite on trend for weddings.
Thank you to Elizabeth Marsh Floral Designs for the insight on this article.
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