It is your wedding and you would want it to be memorable. You have spent hours contemplating on the perfect wedding dress, the jewellery, the trousseau, the guest list, the venue, the wedding theme and the food menu at the reception, flowers for decoration, etc. The last one especially is the most complex one for it is most difficult to choose. But it is your special day and you want everything to be perfect. So here are a few tips to help you with designing and organising floral decorations for the wedding. The most important tip is to leave complex things like flower decoration to experts that is the florists. However, you need to be aware of what to demand and what to expect.
The Wedding Theme
Since everything focuses around a theme, it is important to decide on one and conveying it to the florist. With flowers though, the sky is the limit and any theme can be expressed beautifully through flowers. The theme can be colour oriented for instance white (or any other colour this is one thing which flowers are not limited in). Here, the decoration can be done in white flowers. If you decide on environment as the theme, you can use locally grown flowers, wildflowers instead of exotic ones and single stems instead of the entire bouquet. You could also have ‘traditional’ as the theme and the flowers which are traditionally part of the wedding can be used.
The Wedding Venue
Keep in mind the venue – an outdoor place like a garden will change with season. And, if you have planned a wedding in spring, it might be in full bloom and you would not need to go overboard with flowers. If it is an indoor affair, maybe the venue managers will be able to arrange for potted flowering plants which will serve the dual purpose of being eco-friendly as well as will cut down on the flower budget.