You’ve made out your wedding checklist and everything is going smoothly so far. Next on the list are flower arrangements. Googling pictures of wedding flowers and perusing Pinterest for inspiration can be lots of fun, yet you don’t want to get carried away. Eventually, you’ll need to decide what you would like for flowers with the wedding vendor or florist. Yet there’s a wrong and right way to select affordable, beautiful flowers. Today, we’ll discuss five easily avoidable wedding flower blunders.
Having an Obsessive and Unreal Inspiration
You’ve seen a wedding picture in a magazine or online that you fell in love with—the flowers in those photos are glorious and the design would be perfect for your wedding. It’s terrific to get wedding ideas, but don’t get obsessive about duplicating that image and keep your head out of the clouds; you’ll end up driving yourself, and possibly your florist, crazy. You must be realistic otherwise you could wind up paying more for the flowers than you bargained for. It’s best to just use the pictures as a guide for a beautiful version of your special day.
“No” Is the Final Answer
Maybe flowers aren’t in the top five on your list; you and your spouse-to-be think you could save big bucks by going with other items like candles. But don’t say no to those wedding flowers just yet! Find a florist that can offer you alternatives to what you may be envisioning and can work within your budget. I highly recommend that you NOT DIY your flowers. Believe me, trying to keep flowers alive can be a challenge and even silk flowers might not save you money in the long run. It’s better to find a florist who can work with you!
Overdose of Flowers
Believe it or not, some couples feel they need a flower arrangement filling every single corner or space of their wedding or reception locale. But once your guests begin to arrive, things like tables will look crowded and tend to detract from what was intended to be a gorgeous venue. Search for stunning flower arrangements that will make a statement as a photo backdrop, at the bride and groom table and at the altar. Any other flowers should be kept to a minimum.
Forgetting About Your Venue
Are you having your wedding in a quaint country church, grand ballroom or somewhere in between? What does it matter, you ask? Well, fitting your theme with the correct kind of flowers will make a huge difference. You should consider your location’s lighting, linens, size, colors and other features. If you take into account all of these things you won’t have a hard time selecting the ideal flowers to match your venue’s design.
Setting Your Heart on a Particular Flower
You may have a specific flower or color pattern in mind that you want to primarily use for your wedding. That’s all fine and dandy, but what happens if at the last minute your florist can’t get your desired flower or color due to bad weather? You’ll be upset to say the least and frantically searching for a replacement. So to save yourself the heartache during the selection procedure, think about when your wedding will take place, maintain an open mind and pick flowers that are in bloom during that time. Be open to suggestions from your florist on alternatives or even let them work with what they know looks best during that season. Who knows? You just might be lucky enough to obtain beautifully rare flowers that are blossoming during the month of your big day!
Your wedding day should be the biggest, brightest and best day of both of your lives—and it can be now that you know the typical flower mistakes you need to avoid. Just remember to think intelligently, listen to and follow recommendations from your experienced florist and your grand day is sure to go smoothly.