Regardless of if you are planning an elegant, evening wedding or a casual, backyard, afternoon ceremony, your flowers should reflect your personality and the tone that you want to set for your special day. Not only do your floral bouquets provide a splash of color to your wedding attire, but they also are an integral part of your overall wedding day decor. Here are three things to consider about your wedding flowers.

Real or Silk

One of the first decisions to make when choosing your wedding flowers is whether you want to go with real or silk blooms. The benefits of real flowers are that they look more natural and that they smell fresh and lovely. However, silk flowers often cost less than their real counterparts. In fact, you can even rent silk flowers to save more money. Lastly, when choosing silk flowers, you get the advantage of being able to use the floral arrangements for other purposes long after the wedding has passed.

Arranging the Bouquet

There are many flower arrangement styles to consider, so just make sure your bouquet matches the theme of your wedding and your taste. For example, a cascade of roses is appropriate for a formal wedding while a colorful bouquet of wildflowers tied with a pretty ribbon is a good choice for an afternoon beach wedding. For the bridal bouquet, you want to make sure that it does not overpower the dress. Similarly, you also want to ensure that the bridesmaids’ bouquets do not overshadow what the bride is carrying.

Go Seasonal

You will save the most money and enjoy the most vibrant blooms if you choose flowers that are in season. Good choices in the summer include hydrangeas, poppys, and yellow roses. In the fall, be sure to harness the rich colors of the harvest seasons with flowers such as dahlias and chrysanthemums. When winter rolls around, you will want to choose orchids, or the classic red rose to celebrate the hues of the holiday season. Spring provides the most abundant choices of fresh flowers, such as bright tulips and peonies.

The right choices in blooms and colors will make your wedding flowers blend seamlessly into the overall theme of your wedding. Your wedding flowers should add to the overall ambiance of the day without overpowering the rest of the elements. Most importantly, you should choose flowers that you like and want surrounding you and your loved ones on your special day.

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