Uniqueness is in full bloom
Flowers set the mood and tone for your entire wedding and choosing them has never been easier. That's because the newest trends in wedding flowers are not about matchmaking - the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and centerpieces no longer have to be identical. The latest floral styles are all about color, boldness and individual design.
Wedding flowers often follow fashion trends and right now individuality is in, while conventionality is out. This means that the bridesmaids' bouquets do not have to match the bride's and each bridesmaid can potentially have a unique bouquet. Colorful blossoms, as opposed to conventional white, are also in style - especially plums and lavenders. This makes it easy for brides making their own centerpieces because anything goes. Be creative! Create a different floral assortment for each table.
Try to brighten up the bridal party with bold and beautiful bouquet arrangements. Modern, monochromatic flowers with only one color are becoming more popular than traditional mixes. Cascading bouquets and hand-tied French twists bouquets with pearls and ribbons are also making exciting statements.
Your flower budget
When choosing a florist you'll want to keep your wedding color palette and style in mind. Supply the florist with descriptions of your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, church or reception hall and any wedding themes. Select a florist that is willing to work with you and your floral dreams. He or she will be more than happy to go with the theme of individuality because this means you'll be open to variety.
For those of you wanting to save on arrangements, opting for silk flowers is just one of the alternatives to the real thing. Choosing seasonal flowers is another way to save on flowers because they are readily available. However, if you have a large floral budget you may want to consider using flowers beyond their typical uses, such as for:
- Accessories for the bride's hair.
- Floating arrangements in pools or ponds.
- Thank you gifts for people who helped with the wedding planning.
- Welcome gifts for out of town visitors and the bridal party.
- Decorations for the transportation.