Flowers, Wedding Bouquets and Corsages

Flower arrangements, wedding bouquets and corsages represent one of the finishing touches for
any wedding cermony.Pretty bride with flowers - why not create your own homemade bridal bouquets ?

Choosing the right bouquet and wedding flowers for
all of your floral requirements is key to getting the right look for your big day.

You’ll also want to plan ahead with your florist for
all the various flower arrangements, wedding bouquets, corsages and buttonholes you will require.  You’ll also need to consider
whether you want to have fresh or silk flowers, as well as what types of flowers will go with your color theme.

If you’re not worried about formal flowers, some brides opt for a natural romantic
look and love to include garden flowers, or you could even make your own bouquet of flowers from wildflowers picked fresh on
the morning of your special day.

List of Wedding Flowers & Decorations

Pretty floral decoration inside the churchAlthough not everyone will want flowers in every place, it’s important to plan ahead exactly what
you want and to allow for it in your wedding budget.

From a simple beach wedding to the most formal of church weddings, you’ll want to chat through just where
you need various arrangements and floral decorations.

So, here’s a checklist of what you may need on your
wedding day:-

  • buttonholes or boutonnieres– for the
    men (including groom, best man, ushers & groomsmen and father of the bride)
  • corsages for wedding guests, including mothers of the bride and
    groom.  Do check with women guests whether they would prefer a pin-on or corsage style.
  • church floral arrangements – both for
    the entrance, church altar, piano or organ, aisles & pews
  • fresh flowers for the bride’s and bridesmaids’ hair (if required)
  • wedding bouquets for bride, matron of honor and
  • wedding reception flowers for the entrance & guests tables, buffet
    & gift tables, powder room, etc.
  • simple cake topper flowers (also for wedding cupcakes if applicable)

Flower Arrangements for Church & Reception

Planning for the perfect wedding day flowers involves finding a great florist.  There
are several ways to do this:-Simple floral ideas for how to decorate a church simply for a wedding

  • by recommendation – if you know anyone who has recently got married, ask them who their flower
    supplier was
  • visiting a wedding fair – most towns and cities hold regular spring bridal fairs when
    all the local bridal suppliers are there for you to chat with and compare what they each have to offer. 
    They will have sample designs and arrangements, as well as a photo album of previous weddings and brides that
    they have worked for.
  • visit local florist shops – again, you’ll want to see photos of the work that they have carried
  • convenience – if there’s a store near where you live or work, this will make it easy to pop in and
    discuss flower or bouquet color and style choices.

One very important thing to remember is that this is one of the few suppliers whose work you won’t really see until your wedding day – so it’s
absolutely critical to be confident of the quality and professionalism of their team. Thus, a little extra diligence here can pay huge dividends.

Once chosen, your flower supplier will work with you to create your dream wedding, with the magic of flower arrangements, wedding bouquets and corsages. Because as you know, a wedding without flowers is like steak with no sizzle!

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