PLANNING YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS - 5 TIPS TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CHOICES (Part 1)

Updated: Jul 6, 2021



Did you know that getting married is considered to be one of the 'Top 10 Stressful Life Events?'


If you are in the process of planning your wedding and you are the 'wedding planner' then you will be in full agreement with it being included in that list.


Hopefully you will find the 5 tips here helpful. Honestly speaking I really do wish this advice was available to me 30 years ago!



1.

YOUR BUDGET

As with everything else, your budget will no doubt govern your choice of wedding flowers. Though we do appreciate that just because you have a big budget it does not mean that you intend to blow it all on your bouquets and centre-pieces.

After all not every bride wishes to see a carpet of flowers on their wedding venue tables.


One thing to consider is making your church decorations do what I call 'double duty'.

That is, if you are going to be filling the aisle with flower arrangements, why not use them at the reception venue also?


Doesn't it make more sense than to pay a large amount of money for beautiful blooms only to see them for an hour at the most?


Pew decorations can become table centre-pieces at your reception; floral displays at the altar can be used again in the foyer at your wedding reception rooms.


Floral displays can also be used as take home gifts for special guests.


These are but a few money saving tips concerning the flowers that you may have been planning to use just once in the room you share your marriage vows.



2.

WHEN IS LESS BEST?

Some blooms such as; hydrangea, bougainvillea, orchids and bird of paradise are all so, so beautiful that just one or two paired with an abundance of greenery in various shades, textures and sizes can make a wonderful statement.


Bird of Paradise Flower Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitza)

3.

FLOWER SEASONS

If you do want to use a lot of fresh flowers for your special day, then it would always be useful to think about which of them will be readily available and in season during the month of your wedding. Doing so will help you and your florist to decide on the best choice of blooms for your bouquets.

If you haven't already decided on your wedding colours then take time out to read our 'How To Stay On Trend With Your Wedding Colours In 2018'

4.

HERE'S A VALUABLE TIP TO FOLLOW

WHEN CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS

If you do not have a bottomless budget for your wedding flowers, then follow this one tip - choose flowers that are in season! The mere fact that they are in season means your flowers will be in peak condition and there will be an abundant supply of them. What does this matter? Simply that the price of your flowers will be much more reasonably priced, therefore you will ultimately get 'more for your money!'

5.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE ANY FLOWERS AT ALL

IN YOUR BRIDAL BOUQUETS

Brides Bouquet of mainly foliage by PC Creations Leeds
PC Creations Leeds Leafy bouquet with Solidago and Spray Roses adding a touch of colour

Ruscus, pittosporum, leatherleaf fern, myrtle, dusty miller (cineraria), salal (lemon leaf) and eucalyptus are but a few of the variety of greenery you could consider for your flower free brides bouquet. (See image above)


A wedding bouquet consisting of foliage only is perfectly acceptable and can be just as strikingly beautiful, though probably not quite as colourful as the 'usual' floral bouquet. (See image below)



PC Creations Leeds bouquet - Magnolia, Italian and Israeli Ruscus, Leather Leaf and Spider's Web Aralia

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING BOUQUET - FOLIAGE ONLY BOUQUETS (pccreationsleeds.co.uk)

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED WEDDING WREATHS OR FLORAL CROWNS?

Check out the 'Floral Crowns / Wedding Circlets' blog

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS - BOHO FLOWER CROWNS / HEAD CIRCLETS (pccreationsleeds.co.uk)

We wish you every success in the planning of your special event.

PC Creations welcomes your comments.

#FoliageOnlyBouquets #GetMoreFlowersForYourMoney

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