When you think about wedding flowers, first be ready to spend not less than eight hundred dollars for their "presence" at your party. You will need at least one bridal bouquet, two bridesmaid's bouquets, seven boutonnieres, one altar or table arrangement, four corsages and one free bridal "toss bouquet".
Further, it is up to you whether you want to impress your guests with vibrant hues and shades of color, exotic and original blossoms, or with simple but pretty wedding bouquets. Except wedding bouquets that are an indispensable part of a wedding, you may also add some creative beauty to an indoor setting, for instance, to make it romantic with soft flower hues, candlelight and tulle.
Everything depends on your imagination, while a professional florist will advise you what flowers are appropriate for your theme and how to better combine them into wedding bouquets. The varieties and styles of wedding bouquets are so abundant that you have never expected before (if only it is not your second wedding), for flowers have fashions and trends, the same as we observe in clothes. Therefore, it is better to be acquainted with some of flower terms and the language before speaking to a florist, otherwise, his language will seem a bit foreign to you. Study the information about the history of styles of wedding bouquets and the romantic meanings of flowers and colors.
A traditional bridal bouquet is of a cascade style, consisting of twelve roses, ten mini-carnations and pom-poms. However, there are many more options, including Bridal Bouquet styles of Posy, Tussie Mussie, Free Style and the others. You will get to know what wedding arch décor can be and what flower balls are.
In fact, selecting wedding bouquets is fussier than selecting your dress for this special day. Keep in mind that your final goal is to create a harmonic color theme and style with every flower you buy. It will be of great help (and not so much time consuming than searching the shops all around) to walk through the magazines and websites, dealing with flowers. The best sites to visit are www.flowersinmotion.com and www.classicengland.net/wedding/wedding_flowers.
To facilitate the process of the wedding bouquets selection, consider the following steps:
1) Prior to the flower selection, you should already determine the theme and style of your wedding.
1) Ask for respectable names from family and friends. Decide what amount of budget you can afford for this. (Four to seven percent is average)
2) Review local florists' websites and determine the specialists in the style you prefer. In order to save time, make sure whether their service is appropriate for the flower budget you will spend.
3) Select your wedding and reception key colors.
4) Decide on two or three florist in your area and set appointments for consultations.
Some ideas of where to use flowers as a sophisticated décor: flower spray or ribbon on the pen at the guest book; flowers for the carriage, horse or car and driver; petals to throw during the ceremony by the clergy, as the couple is announced a man and wife; flowers at the entrance to the ceremony area; flowers on the food trays and plates; flowers on the cake and more.
Your imagination can burn with more ideas of the flowers' decoration, but do not overdo with it, as a moderate decoration has always been the best highlight of the refined taste.