Your wedding is likely to be the biggest and most exciting event of your life, and the flowers are an integral part to pull everything together. However making those all-important flower choices and trying to get your vision across to your florist can be a difficult task and mistakes are easily made. Here are some common wedding flower mistakes that you can avoid to ensure your big day goes without a hitch.
1. Choosing your florist last minute
The flowers really are an integral part of the whole wedding. Many people make the mistake of booking the florist last minute and ending up with arrangements that they are not completely happy with. The entire design of your wedding should be reflected in the flowers that you choose and for this reason your florist needs to be on board from the very start in order to truly realise your vision.
2. Not putting your trust in your florist
It is definitely important to get your vision across in an understandable and coherent way, but you also need to trust that florist is able to interpret that vision in a visually appealing way. Trust them to provide you with the flowers that you so desperately want, and let them do their job, they know what they’re talking about.
3. Not being economical
There really is no need to get separate flower arrangements made for the ceremony and the reception. The flowers decorating your ceremony venue can easily be reused for the reception. Aisle flowers can easily become centrepieces and the buffet table can be decorate with the flowers previously decorating the altar. It would be a terrible shame to see beautiful arrangements only used for such a short period of time, so save yourself money and effort by be being economical.
4. Being Boring
It is understandable to think that a great idea when choosing flowers is to the match them to the current colour scheme, for instance matching the bouquets to the bridesmaids dresses. However when you actually think about this, having bridesmaids in pink dresses holding a bouquet full of pink flowers is not going to create an eye catching photograph. Instead of focusing on matching everything think about colours that contrast well together, your flowers should give you an opportunity to branch out e.g. a lilac bridesmaid dress combined with a bouquet combined of lime green hues will create a fabulous contrast and beautiful photographs.
5. Forgetting the Foundations
When you are choosing your centrepiece you need to think deeply about what will be going underneath it. There is no point creating this fabulous collection of flowers only to have it shy away on top of an inappropriate undergarment. The runners and the underlays that you choose should be able to allow your flowers to flourish.
So there you have it, 5 common wedding flower mistakes that you can easily avoid, to make your wedding run without a hitch, whilst making sure that your flowers really look the part.