Choosing The Right Flowers

Choosing the right flowers for your wedding day isn’t always easy, especially if you are one of the millions of people who can’t tell a rose from a daisy. With so many flower options it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with colors and styles. Luckily you don’t have to be a professional florist to pick the right flowers, you just have to keep reading. 

For Starters here is a simple checklist to follow when going about picking flowers for your wedding. Budget: Do you have a flower budget? If not do you need one? Season: Are the flowers you’re looking at in season during the month of your wedding? If not have you looked at the flower options that are in season during this time? Florist: Will you be hiring a florist? If so do you have a few selections?

One of the first things that a bride should do is set her floral budget. The price of flowers can get very expensive if you don’t have a budget to follow. Once you have your budget in place it’s a good idea to see what flowers are in season during the month of your wedding, often times flowers that are in season will cost less through a florist than flowers that are not in season. Finally it’s important to decide if you will be hiring a professional florist or will you be tackling the flowers on your own. It’s good to keep in mind that a professional florist will have access to a wider variety of flower options and will be able to order and keep your flowers fresh for your big day.

Here is a quick look at the top 10 most popular flower options for weddings in 2015

  1. Rose
  2. Hydrangea
  3. Orchid
  4. Peony
  5. Anemone
  6. Carnation
  7. Daisy
  8. Ranunculus
  9. Baby’s Breath
  10. Succulents 

Once all of this has been tackled you can start to decide how many flower arrangements you will need. Often times brides choose to have flowers at the ceremony and receptions. Flowers can easily be transported from your ceremony to your reception as along as it’s allowed by the venue.  At the reception flower arrangements can be placed on every guests table, dessert table and gift table as well as main entry ways.

Did you know that Simple Elegance is able to provide all your floral needs? Senior consultant Julie Schumann is Simple Elegance’s go to for all things flowers. Be sure to contact the team for all floral arrangement needs.