Whatever kind of wedding you're planning; flowers have to be part of it, as they tie together each separate strand of the day, contributing style, colour and symbolism
Whether you’re a fully paid up style vixen, choosing flowers purely for their looks, or a bit of a sentimentalist wanting something that has a romantic meaning for you, you can’t underestimate the contribution your wedding flowers will make to your big day.
The bride’s bouquet is the centre piece of all the flowers chosen. It dictates the style of all the other flowers. The bridesmaids’ bouquets and headdresses, buttonholes, corsages and flowers for the church and reception, will be linked in some way with this all-important masterpiece. Of utmost importance when choosing, is that your bouquet should be influenced largely by the style of dress you have. Super-slinky and slim-line gowns need a delicate shape, while super frothy ball gowns can cope with great swathes of larger blooms. Equally, a full skirted creation with layers upon layers of petticoats will swamp a tightly bound spray. So choose wisely, paying particular attention to the colour, size, scents expelled and availability in the season you’re getting married.
Select your florist with care and you’ll be able to rely fully on the expertise offered. Their input will have a mega impact on the pleasure you feel, when seeing and holding your flowers for the first time, on the day.
Traditionally, it’s the bride’s parents that pay for the flowers in the church and reception while the groom is responsible for bouquets for his bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. He also should pay for the corsages for both mums and the buttonholes for himself, the best man and the ushers.