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Bridal Blooms: How To Choose Your Wedding Flowers

Today I will be talking about my favorite topic when it comes to weddings; flowers! I love how a simple flower arrangement can transform your setup to something truly magical. So what should you consider when picking and deciding on the colors and types of flowers? Should you worry what their meanings are? For example, marigolds symbolizes jealousy, do you want such in your wedding? Then again, how many people really are flower experts and will be coming to judge you based on your flower choice! Right? As much as that is the case, we want to make sure we pick the right flowers. Here are a few things to consider when wedding flower shopping;

  • Finances

    This is perhaps the most important thing to consider when planning for flower shopping. Make it clear on your notes how much you wish to spend, which flowers you consider must haves and which you consider as wish-to-haves. This will allow you to have an easy time meeting and deciding on your florist. ‘Must have’ flowers could be altar flowers while ‘wish-to-have’ ones could be centerpieces for each table.
  • Florist
    After you have set your budget, now you can start setting up meetings with potential florists. You want to be sure you find the right person who is willing to work within your budget or even save you money while at it. Once you express to them your ‘must haves’ and ‘wish to haves’, they should be able to ensure you actualize your vision within budget.
  • Wedding Theme
    Ensure your florist gets to understand the theme of your wedding. Flowers and décor are the base on which themes are build. For example, when looking to have a boho wedding, wildflowers are the way to go. Your florist should be well conversant with using flowers to bring out a theme.
  • Your Wedding Dress Style
    To quote Lee Talbot and Tina Ward: “The bridal bouquet is the ultimate wedding accessory and should complement, and not overpower, the dress.” An easy rule of thumb is the bigger the dress, the bigger the bouquet; a simple and elegant column dress looks great with a single stem of lily, whereas a full, detailed dress suits a bigger bouquet with mixed flowers. As for color, white to match your dress with contrasting green leaves can look stunning. For off-white dresses, peach, orange and pinks are fabulous choices. You should also decide how you want your bridal bouquet to look in your wedding photos; all-white or ivory bouquets are stunning, but without additional colors they won’t stand out boldly against a white or ivory wedding gown.

These are just a few things to think about before settling down on your flower choice. With the help of your florist, it should be easy and fun for you.

Have fun flower shopping!

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Digital Content Manager at Weddings Kenya. I am driven by passion and creativity and enjoy working within any wedding budget, delivering spectacular results, whether given three days notice or three years of planning. I have a 'grace-under-pressure' attitude which helps me to be a quick-witted thinker and problem-solver. .........Happily Ever After Starts Right Here