How to Choose Wedding Flowers

Since your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, it is only right that you choose the perfect flowers for the occasion. The problem is this can sometimes be tricky to accomplish, as choosing the right flowers requires you take a number of things into consideration. If you happen to be getting married sometime in the near future but aren’t completely sure how to choose the right wedding flowers, the following pointers can help.

Consider the Dresses

The color and style of both the bride’s gown and bridesmaids’ dresses should obviously be considered when choosing wedding flowers. You want the flowers to accentuate the dresses, but not overpower them. If the dresses are extravagant, you may want to stick to flowers and bouquets that are on the simple side. If the dresses are on the simple side, you may want to choose more extravagant flowers and bouquets. Also, many brides choose to have flowers that match or come close to the color of the dresses. This works, but so does picking flower colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel. For example, a blue dress may look amazing with yellow flowers. Choosing flowers that complement the dresses and your own individual style is really what it is all about. If you are happy with the flowers, everyone else should be to.

Consider the Season

Since the majority of flowers bloom only a couple times a year, you must consider the season in which you are getting married when choosing your wedding flowers. Roses are typically a safe bet because they are available year-round. The same goes for orchids and gerbera daisies, which can be purchased all year long. Some flowers such as hydrangea only bloom in the summer and fall, while tulips and calla lilies are in season during the winter and spring. Other flowers such as peonies usually only bloom during the spring. If you are particularly picky about the type(s) of flowers you want for your wedding, make sure they are in season before deciding on a wedding date. If you aren’t as picky about the flowers you want for your wedding, you will obviously be able to choose a date before worrying about the flowers. Because there are many other types of flowers beyond what are described here, be sure to check with a trusted florist for further information. They will be able to give you the exact particulars on what flowers are available during specific time frames.

Consider Your Budget

Your budget is another important factor to take into consideration when choosing wedding flowers. This is because flowers can range in price greatly depending on their type and season. If you have a budget set in stone for your wedding, you will have to choose flowers that fit into your price range. It is good to remember that choosing flowers in season will allow you to get them for a decent price. On the other hand, if you want flowers that are not in full bloom, you will likely have to pay an arm and a leg to get them. Again, check with a florist for more details regarding the price of various types of flowers. They will be able to help you choose flowers that fit both your needs and budget.

Now that you are familiar with some of the things that must be taken into consideration when choosing wedding flowers, you should have no trouble picking the perfect blooms for your special day. Just be sure to shop around with various florists if you are not happy with the first one you come across. You want to get the flowers you need at a price you can afford.

Guest post from Sam Landon. Sam writes for

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