Choosing wedding flowers is one of the most important and toughest decisions when it comes to planning a wedding. There are literally thousands upon thousands of choices and combinations and colors. It can be, and is, overwhelming. With so many options, how can you possibly choose the right ones? Well, here are some tips to relieve your wedding flower stress.
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Find flowers that fit your budget.
Before you have your heart set on a flower arrangement, know what your budget for flowers is. If you don’t keep a check on it, you can end up spending thousands and thousands of dollars on floral arrangements. The cost of flowers ranges widely depending on what type of flowers you choose, how many you choose, how delicate they are, and what season it is. Set your budget for flowers first, and then begin searching for the perfect, budget-friendly ones.
Consider the time and place.
The blooms and floral arrangements of your wedding should complement and enhance the wedding attire, season, colors, and location. Your florist should provide a wealth of knowledge on flower variations, colors, seasons, and floral durability for your special day. Also, if your wedding flowers are in season, they will be much cheaper. Sure, you can have any kind of flower you want any time of the year, but the prices go up if the time is not right.
Do you want real flowers or artificial flowers? Or maybe a combination of both?
Real flowers are often the first choice for brides-to-be. They have an enticing natural fragrance and feeling. They are beautiful. However, they also have some disadvantages. They wilt in hot weather, for example. They also have to be prepared a short time before the ceremony, so they will remain fresh. Some brides choose to go for artificial, silk flowers. They don’t have the natural aroma of real flowers, but they last forever. They are just as beautiful. And they can be prepared far in advance of the ceremony, so you will have one less thing to worry about.
Make sure your flower plans have some flexibility.
We all know the danger of making plans: they often fall through. Not everything we plan happens the way that we planned it, and unexpected things have a habit of popping up at the worst times. This fact of life is something that you should keep in mind as you plan your wedding flowers. The florist will work hard to provide you with the exact flowers that you want, but sometimes things are not what you expect. Maybe you chose a certain shade of blue, but it turned out to not be what you imagined. Maybe the florist’s supplier didn’t get a perfectly healthy batch of those blue flowers you wanted. Mother Nature is not perfect. Adjust your plans accordingly.