Flowers are a beautiful focal point for any wedding. The colors and aroma will set the mood for the day. Once you decide on the florist, decorator or DIY, you need to make sure you have covered the areas that will require flowers and or some type of floral arrangement.
The bride will require a bouquet and sometimes a flower in her hair. The bridesmaids will each need a bouquet and if you would like, the maid of honour can have one that is a bit different from the other girls. The flower girl traditionally carries a basket of petals and may also have a flower in her hair.
The groom, groomsmen and ring bearer will each receive a boutonniere and at often times, the groom’s boutonniere is a bit different or larger than the others. The mother of the bride and groom can wear a corsage. Most of the mothers prefer a wrist corsage to avoid pinning into their evening gown. Both groom’s father and father-in-law will also require boutonnieres. It is very special to also have a boutonniere or corsage for the grandparents as well.
Now that the bridal party and immediate family have been taken care of you must consider what flowers you require for the ceremony and reception. For the ceremony, you will need flowers for the altar or ceremony location, possible pews and the signing table. Make sure you assign someone to pick up all the floral arrangements and take them to the reception hall. Flowers are expensive so you want to still enjoy them throughout the evening.
For the reception, you may choose to have flowers on the guest tables or if budget is an issue you may place the floral arrangement on every other table. The main entrance table, gift or wedding cake may be another area for some cascading florals. A popular area that brides are now decorating are the washrooms in your venue. You can display a small arrangement with a scented candle. Don’t forget that you will need some glass vases for the head table to place the bridesmaids and brides bouquet in them. If you choose to call all the single ladies up to the dance floor don’t forget to purchase a throw away bouquet.
Flowers….what a beautiful added touch to any decor or event. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from especially within the season you are getting married. Enjoy the day and remember the old saying “stop and smell the roses”.