The flowers you select for your wedding floral decorations set a tone and style to your celebration. They support your chosen theme, reflect the color scheme and create a consistent ambience for events throughout the day.
There’s a growing trend toward using wedding floral decorations throughout the wedding celebration. More brides put extra effort into flowers and decorations for the reception because more time is spent there than at the ceremony site.
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You can accent your bridal bouquet and create consistency by placing the same type of flowers in vases and bowls throughout the reception site. Matching combinations also can be displayed on the wedding cake, in entranceways and stairways, and on windows in order to tie your wedding floral decorations together.
Tradition, practicality and cost dictate some aspects of your wedding decorations, but your flowers should symbolize your tastes, style and preferences. Although new varieties repeatedly debut, traditional wedding flowers almost always are included by floral designers. Popular wedding flowers include roses, calla lilies, stephanotis, freesia, orchids, snapdragons, peonies, irises, daisies, tulips, gardenias and hydrangeas.
Many brides wait until the last minute to get a florist, and by then the best are often booked. Shop for and book a florist at leastsix to ninemonths before your wedding date. When considering a florist for your wedding, here are some suggestions:
Some flower designers will accompany you to your ceremony and reception sites to understand their requirements and limitations. Besides custom arrangements, most florists offer a range of floral decorating packages. Many will move ceremony arrangements to reception sites and rearrange them into centerpieces and other decorative touches.
Flowers create an atmosphere of beauty and romance to your ceremony and reception sites. When you apply your tastes, style and preferences to selecting wedding floral decorations, you help sweeten a setting already perfumed with your happiness.
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