When it comes to wedding flowers, remember that you are not confined to cut flowers, especially if your wedding is outdoors. Take your tone from the surroundings. Visit a nearby plant nursery and choose from plants in bloom for your outdoor flower decor. Hanging baskets, with the hangers removed of course, can make stunning centerpieces, as can arranged planter containers meant to grace a patio or deck. Baskets or small planters overflowing with impatiens can turn any lawn into a showy garden in just a few hours with very little work.
Get creative with containers for your table arrangements. For a casual beach wedding, tuck puffs of tulle in the wedding colors into beach pails, and then tuck a small potted flowering plant into the ruffles. Make a dramatic statement at a more formal wedding by floating three water lilies in a shallow transparent bowl at each table. Instead of vases at a garden wedding, tuck wildflower bouquets into the necks of pretty glass bottles.
Formal or casual, beach, island or garden, there are stunning flowers that will suit any style of wedding. Do not be intimidated by the huge variety of choice. Here are some quick hints to help you narrow down your choices.
- Pick a color family and explore your options by color.
- Bring a swatch or sample of a color to your florist and ask him or her to make suggestions.
- Ask your florist about different varieties of roses that might be available in your color family.
- Let your venue set the tone for your wedding flowers.