Wedding flower tips from The Flower Lounge
Choosing your flowers is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. But it's not always as simple as picking your favourite flower and requesting them in your wedding colour. So we’ve put together a quick guide to help put you on the right path. Of course, if you’re working from a blank canvas and really don’t know where to start, then please get in touch - we’re always here to help and have lots more inspiration and tips to share with you.
Understand that there are no right or wrong choices when selecting flowers for your wedding
It is your own personal choice, that’s the most important part.
Start by looking through bridal magazines, books, and blogs
If you don’t already have an idea of the types of flowers you’d like to have, simply looking at beautifully photographed flowers can be a lovely way to start getting an idea of what you like.
Determine your budget
Before you get too excited, do the sums. Some floral arrangements might not be realistic once you have budgeted for everything else, so it’s a good idea to know how much you have to spend on flowers before getting your hopes up. If you’re on a tight budget, use expensive flowers sparingly, such as for the bridal bouquet only then bulk out table centres etc. with fuller, less expensive flowers.
Consider the colour of the flowers
Colour is an important part of your decision about which flowers to have. The colours chosen should complement the wedding dress, the wedding theme, and the clothing of the rest of the bridal party. Also consider what the flowers complement the room, marquee, or outdoor area where they’re located and be sure to choose colours that will stand out.
Consider the season
The season plays an important role in your choice, especially if you’re budget-conscious. Some of the more well-known, popular flowers are indicated alongside their season here (noting that there may be slight seasonal changes depending on the weather)
anemone, ranunculus, mimosa, iris, hyacinths, hellebores, lilac.
peonies, stocks, delphiniums, scabious, larkspur.
agapanthus, aster, clematis hydrangea, sedum.
euphorbia, iris, amaryllis, snowdrop, tulip, snowberry, ilex.
All year round flowers:
calla lily, anthuriums, lilies, lissianthus, gypsophila, orchid, protea, roses, spray roses.