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Love in Full Bloom: Other Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Flowers (Photo Credit:  paraflyer on flickr)

Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Flowers
(Photo Credit: paraflyer on flickr)

From winter to fall – if you have been following our posts about wedding flowers by season, you now know your wedding flower options depending on the season of your wedding.  While each season and each flower has its specifics, here are a few all-encompassing tips to help you select the flowers that will bear witness as you and your beloved say “I Do.”

  • Begin Thinking About Flowers Early:  The main contribution of flowers to any wedding celebration is color.  As a result, your choice of flowers should go with your overall color motif and theme.  Deciding on which flowers to use should not be a wedding planning afterthought.  From the get go, you should already be thinking whether Calla Lilies would complement your dress or Tulips would make a great centerpiece.
  • Be Aware of Allergies:  Don’t forget that flowers have pollens and pollens are allergens.  You don’t want your guests to have a “sneeze chorale” as you’re walking down the aisle.  Sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and daisies are just some of the flowers with high pollen content while roses, tulips, and zinnias are safer choices.  Talk about this with your florist and inquire about different flower treatments they employ to reduce the pollens.
  • Beware of Natural Toxins:  Closely related to allergens are the toxic substances some flowers emit.  Lily of the Valley for example is known to have high toxicity.  Of course, florists do perform a “cleansing process” for these flowers to rid them of their toxic content, but just remind yours to be sure.  It’s not a pretty site that someone’s getting ill on the side as you and your beloved are exchanging vows.
  • Think Outside the Bud:  When choosing flowers, think of other non-floral decors that can go with them.  These include fruits, shrubs, leafy herbs, pinecones, etc.  Always think out of the bud when envisioning your floral arrangements.
  • Think “Multi-Purpose”:  If you have separate venues for the ceremony and the reception and the two venues are just a stone’s throw away from each other, consider flowers and flower arrangements that you can recycle.  For example, the floral decors that you used in your ceremony venue can be repurposed and be centerpieces at your reception venue.  Even the bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets can be lovely table decorations at the reception.  It’s cost effective and eco-friendly as well.

All the best to your upcoming wedding, and may love bloom in your marriage!

Do you have any other wedding flower tips?  What is your favorite wedding flower?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

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