One of the most important parts of your wedding is planning your wedding floral scheme. Flowers are a must at a wedding and deciding what yours will be should be a fun event! If you’re not quite sure which flowers you want, here are a couple of things you should consider.
What are Your Wedding Colors?
If you’ve chosen your wedding colors, choosing flowers will be much simpler. Ideally, you want flowers that contrast or blend really well with your wedding colors. Just remember that too much contrast can look tacky – looking at a color wheel can help you see which colors look great together.
For a wedding with the color palette purple, any sort of purple flowers would look lovely. Think Lavender, Hyacinths or Orchids! You could also choose colors that contrast well with purple – such as ivory, pale pink or buttery yellow. By considering your wedding colors, you can make your wedding floral scheme absolutely stunning.
What Time of Year Is It?
By thinking about the time of year you will be marrying, you can plan your wedding floral scheme and save money. Choose flowers that are in season and available locally so your florist doesn’t have to order out for them.
Summer may bring you bouquets of Carnations, Iris, Hydrangeas, Lisianthus or other beautiful blossoms – while winter may call for Camellia, Honeysuckle, Amaryllis, Orchids, Tulips and more! If you’re not quite sure which flowers are in season, simply ask your florist to show you. Chances are you can find some great seasonal flowers for your wedding floral scheme.
The Meaning of Your Wedding Floral Scheme
Another thing to consider is what you want your wedding floral scheme to say. Most flowers have symbolic meanings that a bride-to-be may or may not want to pay attention to. For instance, most people know that red roses mean ‘love’ and yellow roses mean ‘friendship.’ However, there are a plethora of other flowers you can choose for your wedding floral scheme with just as many meanings! Here are a few examples:
White Carnations – Pure, Sweet and Innocent Love
Forget-Me-Nots – Faithful Love and Memories
Iris – Faith and Wisdom
Calla Lilies – Majestic and Charming Beauty
With all the different flowers and meanings, you can use your wedding floral scheme to say anything you want! Find something that expresses the way you and your soon-to-be groom feel about each other or something that reminds you of the day you first met. When choosing your wedding floral scheme, the possibilities are endless.
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