Friday, 6 January 2012

Importance of Wedding & Reception Flowers & Choosing a Bridal Florist

Importance of Wedding Flowers. The importance of the choice of flower for the season of the Wedding, Choosing a Wedding Florist, Selecting the perfect Reception Flowers, Wedding Centerpieces, and Wedding Table Decorations (with Flowers), doing it all within your Wedding Flower Budget. This article will help you the bride and groom to create a beautiful, yet inexpensive wedding and reception (even if you are doing a "DIY" Wedding).
Wedding Flowers (Overview)
Flowers play a huge role in any wedding, regardless of the size of the wedding or the bridal theme. Combining the right kind of flowers into the bridal bouquets can turn them into a masterpiece, and topping a wedding cake with the correct blooms of fresh flowers transforms it into the focal point of the room. Even when flowers are not front and center, they are forming a beautiful backdrop for the entire wedding day. Flowers also tie together the visual elements of a reception into a unified whole. Since wedding flowers are so important, they deserve a generous amount of a bride's time and attention during the wedding planning process.
Flowers will be a main element of the bridal pictures, as the bride and all her bridesmaids will be carrying bouquets and the groom and groomsmen will be wearing boutonnieres. Flowers will adorn the wedding reception site and wedding tables, and let us not forget the all-important bouquet toss at the end of the night. Brides might want to make a checklist of bouquets and floral arrangements that they will need to order for the special day. So, remember, while choosing a experienced wedding florist (or the family wedding flower expert and a flower wholesale firm) to ask lots questions of each one while taking into account some of the information below.
Importance of Flowers to set the mood and add elegance to your Wedding and the Wedding Reception
Flowers are a visual representation of the wedding theme, so they must be chosen carefully. In order to pick the right types of wedding flowers for her special day, a bride needs to sit down and decide six important things:
1. The wedding season 
2. The type of ceremony and reception 
3. The color scheme 
4. The reception flower budget 
5. The type of flowers in the wedding centerpieces 
6. The type of flowers in the decorating the wedding banquet tables

Flowers by Season of your Wedding and Reception
For now, the date only needs to be an approximation. The season in which the ceremony is held will determine what types of flowers are appropriate for your wedding.
Spring and summer wedding flowers often have bright hues, warm colors, or pastels. Multicolor bouquets, as well as bouquets made up of many small blooms, are more often seen in summer and spring wedding flowers.
Fall and winter weddings generally look best with larger blooms and deeper colors. Monochromatic bouquets, as well as those with stark contrasts, make a dramatic statement and often appear in the colder months of the year. You may even want to look closer at flowers for each month of the year or find out about flowers and their meanings. Every month has its own special flowers that represent it and most flowers have special meanings and this may help you get more ideas.
Wedding Flowers by Ceremony and Reception Type
Wedding receptions and ceremonies come in all different kinds of types and themes and no flower is right for every one of them. A bride do not have to figure out every detail before she is ready to think about flowers, but she does need to know generally what kind of ceremony and reception she is going to have. Will the wedding reception be held indoors or outdoors? What is the wedding theme? Will it be casual or formal? These questions will guide her in selecting the right wedding flowers. A light bouquet of daisies and wildflowers tied with a pastel ribbon, for example, would be a perfect complement to a casual, outdoor summer wedding. But the same bouquet would seem far too flimsy and insubstantial for a decadent formal ceremony on a winter evening. Wedding table decorations using the same or complimentary flower is an elegant and understated addition to the overall wedding reception decor.
Flower Themes by Wedding Color
Every wedding must have a clear color scheme. Honing in on a wedding color scheme will make it easier to select the bridesmaid's dresses, a cake, and other elements of the decor, including the wedding flowers. The wedding colors should be echoed in the flowers. If you are not sure what colors to select for your wedding or how to match colors, then study a color wheel to see the relationships of different colors to each other. Using a wedding color wheel can help you to identify colors that look good with each other, even if you do not have a "natural" eye for complementary, analogous, or triad colors.
If you still do not know where to start when choosing flower colors, consider the color meanings of wedding flowers. Colors convey meanings and that may help you to choose special flowers that say what you want them to say for your wedding. Once you have given plenty of thought to color, you can select the actual varieties of flowers that you will be ordering for the big day.
Tips for Buying beautiful Wedding Flowers on a Budget 
(Yes, it can be an elegant, yet inexpensive wedding!)

If you are working with a wedding budget, which almost all brides are, a florist can be your best friend in planning your wedding. A qualified florist can recommend less expensive substitutions for bouquets and arrangements, tell you which flowers are in season when you want them, give advice about wholesale flowers, and quickly give you realistic cost estimates. With a florist's help (or flower wholesaler) and a willingness to be flexible, it is possible to save money on your flowers and still get beautiful results.
But remember, though most wedding florists genuinely care about your happiness and want to see you have a spectacular wedding day, remember that they are also running their floral shop to make a profit. So if you walk in and announce that you have X amount to spend, a florist will probably try to steer you toward flowers and arrangements near the upper threshold of your budget.
Silk Wedding Flower Options
You can also consult with your florist about using silk flowers for your reception. Silk flowers used to be more popular than they are now, but they are still chosen from time to time if the bride and groom chose to go that way. Fresh flowers have a bright and vibrant appearance that silk closely replicates but does not quite match, and they also have a lovdly fragrance that silk obviously does not. But when the bride, groom, or a member of the wedding party has severe allergies, finds silk much more economical, or really wants to be able to save the wedding bouquet for a memento, silk flowers might be the right option.
Flowers will fulfill many purposes throughout your wedding day. With the enormous visual impact of flowers on a wedding a bride will definitely want to pay careful attention to the flowers and the florist they select. A single theme repeated through flowers provides a beautiful transition from one part of the wedding day to the next, leaving guests with the feeling that the entire day was a complete event. It can be exhausting to plan such an overwhelming facet of the wedding, but the rewards of a well-planned and well-executed floral landscape for your big day is immeasurable.

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