Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Wedding tips |

Flowers can play quite a big role on your wedding day, depending on how much you want to use them. With such a large variety of shapes, colors, and types, there are so many to choose from, but that doesn’t mean you have to be intimidated.

If you keep in mind a few simple things then choosing your wedding flowers can be a lot easier than you might think. Below is a guide to some of the important factors to consider when you come to choosing the flowers for your big day.

Colors and Theme

Most weddings have a specific color or theme, which runs throughout the entire day. For example, a couple may choose the color purple and have purple bridesmaid dresses and ties for the groomsmen. On the other hand, it could be a theme, like a ‘country’ style wedding, or a beach wedding.

Whatever color or theme you have chosen for your wedding, it’s essential to consider this when you come to choosing flowers. After all, you don’t want florescent pink flowers when your theme is pastel colors.

A purple bouquet, ideal for a purple wedding

A purple bouquet, ideal for a purple wedding


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Choosing flowers that match in with a colour is quite easy, as you can get the colour itself in different shades, and perhaps match one other colour with it. Cream is always a favourite matching colour as it goes with practically everything, and compliments the traditional ivory wedding dress.

If you’ve chosen a theme like ‘beach’, and aren’t quite sure what flowers would work best, then you can always ask the florist. After all, they have plenty of experience doing a large variety of weddings, so they will have enough knowledge to make great recommendations for you.

Bouquet Style

Even if you are using flowers in a variety of ways throughout your wedding day, the center of attention when it comes to flowers is undoubtedly the bride’s bouquet. There are a variety of styles of bouquet available, and so it’s a good idea to do a bit of research before you go out shopping and choose the flowers you want.

An example of an imaginative wedding bouquet

An example of an imaginative wedding bouquet

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You can look in bridal magazines or online for lots of ideas, and this will really help you choose an arrangement more quickly when you’re in with the florist. Some of the most popular bouquet styles include: the cascade or drop bouquet, which consists of a flower arrangement with a drop at the front. You may also want to consider a round bouquet, which is a simple flower arrangement in a circle, or a pageant bouquet, which has the flower stems tied together with a beautiful ribbon which you then use to carry them.


Another important factor to consider when choosing your wedding flowers is how much of a part they are going to play in your wedding. Most brides want the bouquet, posies for the bridesmaids and single flowers for the groomsmen and groom at least, but you might also want to use some flower arrangements as decorations.

You may be planning on decorating the ceremony area with flowers around the windows or down the aisle. Many couples also use flower arrangements as their table centerpieces at the reception. It’s important to consider how much you want flowers to be involved with your big day, and whether you want all of the flowers to match, or be slightly different.   


Finally, perhaps one of the most important factors to consider is your budget. Flowers vary greatly in price, but it is possible to get a beautiful arrangement without paying a fortune. Don’t be too put off if your first idea is out of your budget, it can be hard to gauge how much it will be, especially if you’re not too experienced with flowers.

If you know how much you are willing to spend then you can tell the florist your budget and work together to create something perfect for your big day. They can advise you and recommend different ideas that will compliment and really ensure that the flowers are a finishing touch to your wedding day.


If you consider all of these things before choosing your wedding flowers, the whole process is sure to be a lot easier and you will have a clearer idea of what exactly it is you want for your big day.

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