Planning a wedding can be very fun activity for a couple, and flowers typically play a large role in both the ceremony and the reception. At many weddings, flowers are the focal point of the decor, so it is important to choose a floral scheme that you love-- the flowers you select will be preserved in your wedding photos for many years to come. Use the following tips for buying flowers for your wedding:
Work with a Local Florist
One of your best resources when it comes to wedding flowers is an experienced florist at a local flower shop. Choose a local florist who is highly experienced in providing flowers for wedding. It is also a good idea to choose someone whose flower shop is conveniently located and offers a variety of business hours so you can stop in to view different floral options.
It is easy to fall in love with wedding bouquets and arrangements that you see in a magazine or online, but at the same time it is essential to be flexible. For example, you may have your heart set on peonies, but if your wedding is in August, it will be incredibly difficult to source peonies. Unless you have an extravagant budget for your wedding flowers, it is best to stick with the blooms that are in season during the month that you're holding your wedding. If you let your florist know what flowers you love, he or she will let you know what is available, as well as substitutions that make beautiful wedding flowers.
Focus on Your Bouquet
When planning your wedding flowers, it is a good idea to focus on the design of your bouquet. Out of all of your wedding flowers, few things will be as visible and photographed as your bouquet. Your florist can help you create an absolutely gorgeous bouquet based on your color scheme and the design of your wedding gown.
Get the Most Out of Your Flowers
Many people want a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank, and one way to save money on wedding flowers is by re-purposing the flowers used at the ceremony as centerpieces at the reception. In most cases, their is a cocktail hour between the ceremony and the reception while the wedding party has photos taken, so make arrangements to have your wedding flowers moved to your reception site. You may want to consider hiring your florist to help you accomplish this on the day of your wedding.