Best Flower Tips For The Perfect First Holy Communion In Malta
First Holy Communion is a special day when your loved one first receives Jesus in their hearts. On their First Holy Communion, most children will have some flowers involved in the day, whether it’s being used as a bouquet, corsage, floral decoration or as a gift. First Holy Communions are regularly celebrated around springtime which means flowers are in season.
What flower bouquets will you need for your son’s or daughter’s First Holy Communion?
1. Handheld bouquet for the First Holy Communion ceremony
Whether it’s a boy or a girl, children getting their First Holy Communion carry a candle bouquet. In some parishes, the bouquet should not come with the candle so it’s important to check with the parish priest first.
2. Floral crown or head wreath
A head wreath is a traditional part of the First Holy Communion attire for girls. It is a circle of flowers and/or leaves, that is most often attached to the veil. The wreath is often made from natural materials such as ivy, orchids, roses, or waxflower.
3. Door wreath
You can make the day extra special with a door wreath. The wreath can either be made with fresh flowers or artificial ones.
4. Cake flowers
You will also need flowers to decorate your cake or cake table. Some prefer to have the cake decorated in fresh or artificial flowers.
5. Table centerpieces
If you are having a party, then some table centerpieces will add a charming touch to your event.
When it comes to picking out flowers for a Holy Communion, our florist suggest a few things to consider. The first, and most important, is the colour of the flowers. Most parishes have specific rules and requirements regarding the flowers. For example, the flowers must be in the colour that is associated with the sacrament, so it's important to pick flowers that match and are in line with the parish’s guidelines.
White flowers are always a safe choice, as they are the traditional colour for Holy Communion. However, if you want to be a bit more creative, you can choose flowers that are in shades of purple, pink, or blue. Just make sure that they are acceptable to your parish church.
Another thing to consider is whether you would like fresh or artificial flowers. Fresh flowers are beautiful and they are cheaper however they have a limited lifetime. If you prefer to use fresh flowers we suggest to keep them in a cool place in order to preserve them for as long as possible.
If you are going to be attending a Holy Communion celebration soon and you need advice on floral gifts or decorations, please do not feel to browse our exclusive collection or get in touch with us. We are happy to help you set up a First Holy Communion celebration fit for your little prince or princess.