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Everything You Need To Know When Planning Your Wedding Flowers

Planning your wedding? Then this blog post is for you. We will guide you through what to ask your wedding florist in order to ensure that all goes to plan on your big day.



Flowers are a popular choice for weddings because they add a touch of beauty and romance to any celebration. Flowers also come in many different colours, shapes, and sizes which means there’s an option to suit every taste and budget. But there are a lot of moving parts that must be considered. Not only do you have to decide what kind of flowers you want, but there are other things you must consider when planning for your wedding flowers.

So, if you’re getting married soon, you probably want to know how to plan your wedding flowers. When planning for them, you should not worry about anything other than the venue and the dress that will be worn by the bride and bridesmaids on that special day!


Our experienced florists will provide you with affordable options for stunning flower arrangements including bouquets, centrepieces and more! It is possible to have a beautiful wedding with all-around arrangements at very reasonable prices.

How much do wedding flowers usually cost?

The price of flowers for a wedding can vary greatly depending on the different flowers you would like. Peonies and hydrangeas are the most highly coveted of all wedding flowers. They're lush and gorgeous, and a perfect option for almost any wedding style — from romantic to formal, whimsical, modern, and even rustic. Everyone loves them, everyone wants them, but sadly, they are among the most expensive flowers.


There is good news though. There are other inexpensive flowers that will still make your big day extraordinary. If you are working on a tight budget using lots of greenery is an affordable (and on-trend!) way to decorate your reception. Other inexpensive flowers include carnations, baby’s breath, roses (not garden roses, though), and gerberas.


How can you save money on wedding flowers?

Here are a few suggestions to have amazing floral arrangements without costing a lot!

#1 Choose seasonal and local flowers.

#2 Reuse ceremony arrangements (bouquets, altar arrangements, etc.) at your reception venue. Arrange with your wedding organiser so that after the wedding service they can transfer the flowers to your reception venue.

#3 Mix flowers with non-floral elements like candles and greenery, such as eucalyptus or ruscus.


What colours should I choose for my wedding flowers?

Depending on the colours you choose for your wedding, you’ll want to find the right complement to those hues for your floral arrangements — be they bouquets, boutonnieres, or centrepieces. Here are some popular wedding flower palettes.

Blue

Although there aren’t tons of blue flowers that occur naturally, the ones that do exist are simply stunning. Hydrangea is very popular especially because of the variety of the different tones of blue in which it exists. It varies from very light blue, to a dusty blue to a dark blue flower. Whatever you choose you cannot go wrong with hydrangeas but keep in mind that they tend to be expensive. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to naturally blue flowers, we can treat white fresh flowers with blue dye.


Cream/White

White, ivory, and cream wedding flowers are perfect for a classic, timeless wedding! If you are wishing to have a white bridal bouquet, then you are spoilt for choice. You can choose from roses, peonies, fresia, lysianthus, orchids, and more.


Blush Pink

Blush is lovely. It brings a soft, feminine touch to your wedding day. Some colours that go with blush are taupe, champagne, and mauve hues. Flowers supporting this wedding colour palette include astilbe, ranunculus, lysianthus, peonies, carnations, hypericum berries, mauve roses, among others.


When deciding on the colour of your wedding flowers it is important to take into account what you want to decorate. For example, if you would like to decorate your wedding cake with fresh flowers, it is important to choose a colour scheme that complements the rest of the wedding. From there on the choices are endless: purple wedding palette, red wedding palette, and many more. We suggest to have a look at our gallery of wedding flowers to get more ideas on the different types of flowers and colour palettes.


How far ahead can you start planning my wedding flowers?

You can start planning your wedding flowers as soon as you have decided and confirmed the venue and church. It is important that you check with the venue to see if they have any restrictions or rules regarding centrepieces or flower arrangements. You will want to ensure that no matter what they allow, your flowers are going to be safe and cared for throughout the night without being damaged.


If you’re having a traditional church wedding, then make sure to know of any restrictions. For example, some churches nowadays do not allow altar arrangements or have specific requirements regarding their dimensions.


Once you have your church and venue confirmed, we recommend hiring your wedding florist early on in the planning process — at least eight months before your wedding day. If you are looking for flowers for your dream wedding, get in touch with our florists today for your personalised wedding quote.


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