Choosing your wedding flowers can be a challenge with so many wonderful blooms, tempting colours and unique textures to choose from. If you are having trouble picking your flowers from the thousands of varieties available, try these tips.
First things first, when thinking about your perfect wedding flowers, the best thing to do is start pinning! Pinterest and Instagram are great ways to gather inspiration and collect ideas you may never have come across before!
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Make a list
After gathering your inspiration, it’s time to create a mood board! Make a collage of your favourite colour schemes, centrepieces and bouquets! The style you love will become clear and this will really help your florist understand your vision.
Talk with your florist
It’s best to book an appointment with your florist face to face. This will enable you to share ideas and discuss practical elements. Your florist will be able to suggest new ideas that you may never have thought of, and even show you what other weddings they have had in the past. (Don’t worry if you’re not an expert in flowers your florist will guide you.)
Let your venue influence your flowers
After you have booked Wynyard Hall as your wedding venue you’ll have lots of opportunities to meet with your Wedding Coordinator. They will know what colours and flowers compliment your chosen function space really well. They can share ideas about wedding décor that have worked really well for past bride and grooms.
Types of flowers evoke specific styles
Flowers are a big part of your wedding day and can reflect different styles and themes! Roses and peonies are traditional. Whereas, simple and minimal arrangements are more contemporary. Work with your florist to pick the style that matches the overall look of your day.
Consider the season
Each season has its own unique quirks. Keep in mind what blooms are in season. It might also be good to keep up with that season’s trends and colours! You can use little seasonal accessories in your wedding flowers to bring them to life.
Think about the meaning
Look for ways to personalize your flowers! Your flowers can have a personal meaning to you. Each flower can represent or symbolise your future together. For example, orchids can represent eternal love and beauty. The tulip symbolises everlasting passion and the chrysanthemum is the symbol of happiness and long life. Perfect for wedding flowers!
Flowers come in lots of colours
When talking to your florist, be specific! You’ll be surprised how many colours flowers come in. Go into detail about exactly what you want. If you’re thinking lilies, what colour or size? This is where your mood board will really come in handy!
Consider using textures
Make your wedding flowers stand out! Combining them with unusual textures such as fruit and woodland accessories can look fab. Using these can make your wedding flowers really unique and memorable. Think about the season of your wedding and what accessories are available!
Make it match
Your florist will want to know about your dress, when discussing your bouquet and will want as much information as possible to make sure they complement each other. Knowing the shape, style and fabric of your dress can make a big difference, when it comes to talking flowers.