Where to start with your wedding flowers

24 July 2019

Embarking on the wonderful journey of choosing your wedding flowers is so exciting…but daunting too! Knowing where to start goes a long way when it comes to you achieving the look you want on your big day. 

Based on my own wedding wisdom, I’ve come up with some hints and tips on how to get started, what to think about when planning your florals and some great tips about how to get maximum impact out of the flowers you’ve chosen. 

 

  1. Think About Your Wedding Vibe 

A rustic wedding or vintage style wedding wouldn’t be complete without an abundance of mis-matched vases and wild blooms. Whereas a modern, or more formal wedding, suits something bolder but less abundant. 

 

  1. Think About Your Venue 

Seek the advice of your florist or venue about what style of flowers have worked well in the venue you’ve chosen before. If possible, find some real-life wedding inspiration from couples who have gotten married in your venue so you can pick and choose which floral touches you like.  

 

  1. Think About Your Guests 

Don’t fall into the trap of decorating your venue as though it were an empty room, think about where your guests will congregate and be drawn to, this way you will ensure your flowers are noticed, rather than stuck in a quiet corner of the room where they won’t be appreciated. 

 

  1. Think About Budget 

Prioritise flowers that are ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’, for example bouquets for your bridal party vs a centrepiece for every table. You’ll soon realise where you want to concentrate your budget.  

 

  1. Think About Impact 

Don't spread your flower budget too thin, it is better to wow in one or two areas than have a small number of flowers everywhere that go unnoticed. It’s also a great idea to choose floral arrangements that can move, that way you can spend more creating a beautifully lush arrangement rather than splitting your budget across two displays.  

 

  1. Think About Your Photographs 

Think about the areas of your venue that are most photogenic. Is the bottom of the stairs a beautiful open and light space? Consider a garland trailing down the stairs to make these shots look extra special. Or perhaps the front of the venue is beautifully impressive and you’re desperate to have an amazing confetti photograph here. Consider a flower arch to really add impact to this classic wedding photograph that you’ll enjoy looking at for years to come. 

Armed with this knowledge, your first consultation with your wedding florist is going to go like a dream! You’ll know how many flowers you want, where you want them and where you want to focus your budget, leaving you free to talk about the exciting things like colours, varieties and concepts! What could be more fun than that?! 

At The Flower Lounge, we’re passionate about producing award-winning wedding florals. We believe in taking the time to really get to know our couples and it’s this understanding and bond which helps our couples choose something as unique and individual as they are, creating their perfect style statement. To find out more about our wedding service, visit the website or give us a call on 0161 446 2556. 

 

Photos courtesy of  Cassandra Lane, Naomi Kenton, Jonny Draper, The Crawleys, Melia Melia, Nicola Thompson, Emilie May Photography, Claire Paton Photography and Toast.