Flowers You Should Prioritize When Planning Your Wedding
This is a great FAQ I’ve been wanting to discuss more in-depth recently! If you’re a bride-to-be or a mother/father of the bride, this is an important topic to talk through during the wedding planning process. I know that planning a wedding can be stressful at times and I believe that as a wedding florist, it is also my job to help educate my clients about each floral piece.
In this blog post, I’ll give you three of my personal opinions when it comes to prioritizing your wedding floral pieces. Ready? Let’s get to it!
1) Your Bridal Bouquet
The bridal bouquet is often the most-photographed floral item in the ENTIRE wedding! Think about it- the bouquet is a mobile floral piece that will be carried by the bride for most of the wedding day. As a wedding florist, I make sure that the bouquet will be delivered to the bride while she is getting ready for her big day. That way, the photographer can capture those sweet moments when the bouquet is first delivered to her and also use it as a pretty prop for some of the other “getting ready” photos.
Oftentimes, the bridal bouquet is the inspiration piece for the rest of the wedding florals. The other personal flowers, ceremony flowers, centerpieces, etc are all usually reflective of the style of the bridal bouquet. In my opinion, I’d say to splurge on your bouquet! Many brides also like to have their bouquet (or portions of their bouquet) preserved as a special memory for years to come. You will be glad that you decided to pay a little extra for this beautiful wedding piece! (Check out our Portfolio for photos of some of our favorite bridal bouquets from past clients)
2) Your Ceremony Backdrop
Back in 2012, I was not yet a florist and, to be totally honest, left most of my own wedding planning up to my other family members. This was mainly because I was living in Texas but my wedding was located in my Florida hometown. I also was (and still can be) very indecisive!
Anyway, one thing I wished I had asked for was a floral backdrop for our wedding ceremony. We have many photos of the ceremony where it was just me, my husband and our wedding party at the front with nothing behind really “framing” us. Now that I am a wedding florist, ceremony floral backdrops are one of my favorite pieces to design! These designs do tend to be on the pricier end of the spectrum but that’s because of the amount of floral product, time and planning they require. I really do love receiving the photo galleries from my clients’ special days and smiling when I see how lovely they look together with the floral backdrop acting as a beautiful “picture frame!”
3) Reception Flowers
While planning your reception, think about where your guests will be spending the majority of their time. Will it be a more formal sit-down dinner where guests would enjoy gazing at a unique table centerpiece? Or, do you imagine your guests having a total BLAST out on the dance floor under an awesome hanging/floating floral installation?
If it were me, I’d definitely want to spend my money where I know the most people are going to be interacting with the flowers! Flowers have been an important part of weddings for so many years because they help to elevate the atmosphere of the party. In general, your family and friends probably won’t get the chance to attend an awesome celebration like a wedding that often. So, make it a beautiful day and trust the pros to create an unforgettable memory for you!
Are you planning your wedding and have questions about your flowers? I’d be more than happy to chat with you! Please contact me HERE.
Sending flower joy,
*Thumbnail image by Diana Ascarrunz Photography