You cant imagine a wedding without flowers.From entrance to table settings to bridal,flowers play a major role in any wedding.They add color and fragrance to any occasion.
I don’t want to mention the common facts like the usage of flowers in weddings during the ancient ages. Most of you already know flowers and herbs adorned the veils of brides in Rome. Ivies were used in Greek weddings to symbolize eternal love. Also the Saracens used orange blossoms as wedding flowers. Wedding flowers enhance the ambience of the wedding, and are the right carriers to convey the emotions of the ceremony.
In this post,I thought of sharing few Tips to Select Wedding Flowers.Also check these wedding bouquet ideas for more inspiration!
Types of Flowers.
The common flowers used for wedding are lilies, roses, orchids, and other flowers. Other flowers like Violets, Amaryllis, Daffodils, Asters, Anemones, Chrysanthemums, Daisies, Forget Me Not, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Lilac and Iris are also used for weddings and decorations.
Budgeting for Wedding flowers.
Are you in a tight budget? So, budgeting is very important for obtaining flowers in a low and effective price. The best way to reduce the cost is to use season flowers. Always the flowers out of season will be costly. Also It is wise to contact a florist well in advance, since flowers ordered in haste will neither be to taste and will nor be economical.
Weddings are furious and requesting many number of things like, venue, style, visitors, food and arrangements are to be considered. So it is ideal to leave the plans of flowers to flower vendors. A photo of wedding outfit and a sample material of wedding gown should be shown to the florist for him to decide the best flowers to suit the dress.
Floral arrangements are required for bridal bouquet, headdress, wedding table, wedding cake etc. Florists usually do floral arrangements. Some headdresses contain flowers so care must be taken that the bridal bouquet and the headdress match.
Wedding flowers Color And Shape.
Traditionally the color of flowers is white, as white symbolises purity and virginity. However sometimes the colors of wedding flowers are changed to match the wedding gown and the general scheme of wedding. Various shapes of bouquets are available like round posy, cascade, waterfall etc. The shape of bouquet should be chosen considering the height, skin tone, shape etc of the bride.
Scented silk flowers are also being used nowadays as they have longevity and can be kept as a memory of the wedding day. There is no fear of the flowers wilting of the flowers due to heat during the wedding. However they do not feel like real flowers.
Wedding flowers add color and aroma to a wedding. Wedding flowers increase the attractiveness of the bride to a higher level. Hence the choice of wedding flowers should be done with thought and care