On Choosing Flowers for Your Wedding

Flowers for a wedding (or any special event) are largely chosen based on:

  1. The time of day (example:  brighter or white colored flowers look especially dramatic in the evening by lower light/candlelight .
  2. The formality of the event.
  3. The colors the bride and bridal party are wearing, as well as table linens/design.
  4. The season – many flowers are not in season certain seasons;  choosing flowers in season will mean that the flowers are more cost-effective and fresher.
  5. An indoor or outdoor site.  Many outdoor sites have a naturally gorgeous backdrop, so heavy floral decor is not necessary for the ceremony.
  6. Your spending plan (budget).  There are many ways to extend your florals and decor at a wedding with repurposing.  A professional wedding consultant can help you determine how to do this and investing in his/her services means invaluable time and money saved. 

Below is a guideline of the most commonly-ordered floral arrangements for a wedding:

Bride’s Bouquet; Bridesmaids; Honor Attendant (or Jr. Bridesmaid); Flowergirl(s); Toss Bouquet (save your real bouquet- have florist make a smaller, less expensive one just for tossing at the reception);  Floral hair decor

Groom’s Boutonniere, Best Man, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer

Parents and Stepparents of the Bride and Groom; Grandparents of Bride and Groom; Other Guests of Honor ( godparents, readers, etc)

Ceremony Entranceway;  Altar, Chuppah, Pews, Candles, Special Ceremony for Parent (Rose Ceremony for parents), Aisle

Reception centerpieces, buffet tables, cocktail tables, cake topper, cake table, mantel, stairway, entranceways, placecard table, bars, garnish for serving platters, restroom arrangements, flower petals for tossing

We love helping our clients determine how to maximize their overall spending plan and have many tricks to help them do so.  Please contact us if we can help you.

About the author: Susie Tell

CEO and Founder of Tahoe Inspired Susie Tell brings a wealth of education, travel , life experience as well as years of professional expertise producing weddings, private events, fundraisers, galas, golf tournaments and more. Her passion for life is evident when one meets Susie and this enthusiasm and joy translates to events that are alive with soulful detail and energy.

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