Wedding flower decorations like all other tasks are important to complete your wedding day. Of course there are many flowers to choose from which can present a problem if you don’t know what flowers to choose.
The easiest way to solve the problem is answer two questions before you begin your search.
The first question is what time of the year is your wedding taking place? There are certain flowers that are not available during every season of the year like the Calla Lily and the Aster to name a couple that are available during spring and summer time. Roses and Carnations are available all year round.
The second question is how much money will you spend on wedding flower decorations? Keep in mind a wedding will typically last 4 to 6 hours and flowers can sometimes go unnoticed. So if you wanted to cut costs, your flower budget is a good place to start.
Gardenias are popular and beautiful and smell beautiful but there are many choices you can make. The most popular flower brides look for to accent their wedding is the lily of the valley.
The problem with choosing the lily is you can only get them seasonally, mostly during the months of April and May. With seasonal factors in the mix you will have to research flowers to find what you like; which can be an easy task with the internet at your fingertips.
You could use artificial lilies of the valley if your wedding takes place during the off season; only if you choose to do so. The lily is usually chosen because of it’s strong fragrance.
Gardenias smell great and can also be another option for your wedding as well. You will know which to choose when the time is right. Chances are, you already have a favorite flower that you want for your wedding.
We got our wedding flower decorations from someone we knew who owned a flower shop. We met with her several times and of course she gave us a great price. The wedding flowers we chose were gardenias.
People choose flowers based on all kinds of traditions. It has been said the lily of the valley signifies a “return to happiness” and is used a lot in bridal arrangements.
Traditionally associated with May 1st, especially in France to give the ones you love a little bouquet of lilies of the valley. It was said to bring good luck and to celebrate that fact that spring was coming.
Lilies of the valley can be very expensive because they are seasonal. So, keep that in mind as you plan your wedding. This is where your research will come in handy. You will be able to find the flowers you like based on the history of the flower, the fragrance of the flower, the season of the flower and of course the cost of the flower.
Here is a technique not known to many to help you save when shopping for flowers. Most people head down to the local flower shop when shopping for wedding flowers and grab the first deal that someone gives them.
You are not always getting a good deal on wedding flower decorations when you may think you are. When you are ready to purchase flowers for your wedding here are two tips to help you save:
1. Get flowers that are always in season and you will pay less for them. 2. Visit your local (usually down town flower district) for flowers.
You should be able to buy them in bulk from the flower district. Go right to the wholesale source before the flowers hit the store and the prices are hiked up.
In conclusion, you should be able to get your wedding flowers at a lower cost if you make sure they are in season and check your local downtown flower district for a good deal.
You will know what to choose when the time is right. Chances are, you already have a favorite flower and now you just need to go make the deal.
After you get your flowers from wherever you choose, use strategies to spread them around sparingly and you might be able to get away with buying only one batch for the entire ceremony. Maybe the church can use fewer flowers so the reception area will get more and vise versa.
If you use them sparingly enough you might be able to throw a couple of extras on top of your wedding cake and save the cost of a wedding cake topper. You do have options when it comes to wedding flower decorations.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!