Fake vs Real
How much is too much to spend on wedding day blooms? If flowers are a big deal to you, then by all means, make them your priority. However, for the bride that’s on a budget, the option of using artificial flowers can be explored. Silk flowers have been a hit over the years. Available in an assortment of colours, lightweight and easy to handle, you wouldn’t have to worry about wilting petals, and you can be sure that a silk bouquet will look just as breath-taking years after you’ve said your I do’s!
Here are five tips to consider when choosing your wedding day florals.
There are no right or wrong choices
When it comes to selecting flowers for your wedding, it is your personal choice. Having a basic understanding of what works well for the theme you’ve chosen and knowing your budget, will also work well in your favour.
Try choosing your wedding dress before your flowers
When you meet your florist for a consultation, remember to bring a picture of your dress. The design of your bouquet is completely dependent on the style, shape and detail of your dress. The key to a well-designed bouquet is that it does not outshine your dress. Your bouquet should complement your gown.
Consider the Shape and Size of the Bouquet
Many brides like the idea of large, trailing, bouquets. However, if there is fine detail work on the skirt of your wedding dress, a larger bouquet will defeat the purpose of wearing such an intricately designed gown. Moreover, remember the bridal bouquet rule of thumb – your bouquet should be smaller than your waist, to help accentuate your natural shape.
Getting the look that you’re after
Like everything else, be sure to do your own research in order to determine exactly what you like. Take informative notes to carry to your appointment when you meet with your florist of choice; names of flowers, their colours and even pictures of how you may like them to be arranged will be most helpful.
Personalise Your Bouquet
The bridal bouquet is a very personal part of your wedding ensemble and should reflect your personal sense of style. If there are specific flowers that you favour, work with your florist to incorporate them into the bouquet’s design. If you have a family heirloom, for instance, your Grandmother’s antique locket, have the florist work it into the clutch of the bouquet; memories to last a lifetime.