Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Wedding

Details are everything!  With every type of flower comes every type of bouquet.  Your imagination is the limit when it comes to the flowers you choose and the design you want.  Remember, this is your day - you can dress it up or down however you desire.  If you feel overwhelmed with where to start, we have some answers to a few basic questions when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding.  

Can I Choose Any Type of Flower for My Bouquet?

Simply put, yes and no.   There are literally hundreds of flowers you can choose from for your bouquet.  Some flowers are seasonal while others bloom year around.  Before talking with a floral designer, try to get an idea of the type of flowers you want to pair together for you bouquet. If you don't know the names of any flowers, take a trip out to a nursery, or look up seasonal flowers online.  Instagram is also a great place to look for bouquet ideas.  Having pictures will help when discussing what flowers you want with your floral designer. 

How Much Do Flowers Cost?

This is a great question that does not have a simple answer.  The cost will depend on how many flowers you order, the size of your bouquet and the type of flowers you want.  Whether or not you want boutonnieres, center piece flowers and flower petals down the aisle will also factor into the cost.  You can call a florist and ask for pricing to get a rough idea or check to see if they have a starting price point on their website. 

Does My Bouquet Need to Match My Bridesmaid's?

Not at all.  Your bouquet can be the same size and shape as your bridesmaid's, or it can be bountiful and lavish compared to your bridesmaid's bouquets.  This is your call.  You may want to choose similarly colored flowers if you are trying to keep a color scheme, but in no way does your bouquet have to resemble theirs.

What About My Center Pieces?

Your center pieces can be whatever you want them to be.  If you want fish, put some fish in a bowl.  If you want candles on wood plates, then do that!  They do not have to be flowers.  Keep in mind that the more flowers you have, the more it will cost.  If you don't have enough in your budget for that many flowers, but are still looking for something fresh, you can choose a dainty option like baby's breath and eucalyptus leaves paired together.

Do the Groomsmen Need Boutonnieres?

This is up to you and your budget.  Boutonnieres can be done several different ways, so be creative and don't be afraid to ask your floral designer questions.  If you feel that it's too much money, then go with pocket napkins, or nothing at all.  Rest assured that years after your wedding has passed, you probably won't remember whether the guys had pink roses or yellow daisies on their jackets.  Small details matter, but don't let it stress you out.

Are the Flower Girls Required to Throw Flowers?

It is not necessary for the flower girls to throw petals, although they typically do before you to walk down the aisle.  However, some venues do not allow for real flower petals because of the clean up required, so you will need to have a backup option if this is the case.  Flower petals will also factor into your budget, and if they are too expensive, you can pick up some fake ones from your local craft store.

Choosing flowers for your wedding is just one of the many tasks that go into making your big day come together.  We'd love to talk with you about your ideas and help coordinate making your wedding day the day you've always dreamed of!  Drop us an email at hello@stecklairevents.com and we'll get the planning process started.

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