Saturday, April 18, 2015

Selecting Flowers for Your Wedding

An important aspect of a wedding are the flowers that are included. There are flowers for the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, flowers for the alter and pews of the church, and corsages for the mothers and grandmothers, boutonnieres for groom, groomsmen and fathers as well as centerpieces for the reception.

A good idea when choosing flowers for your wedding is to consider what time of year it is and what flowers are in season. Buying flowers that are in season are often less expensive than buying those out of season.  You may also find several of the flowers you need right in your very own garden if you have a green thumb!

Once you have chosen what type of flower you want to have for your wedding, the next thing is to decide on the colors. Although sometimes it is the other way around. The flowers you want to use may dictate what your wedding colors will be. Usually the colors for bouquets and boutonnieres for the bridesmaids and  groomsmen will correspond to the colors of their dresses and suits. But when it  deciding on corsages for the grandmothers and mothers,  it may be a good idea to find out what color their dresses will be so their flowers will coordinate.

After the reception, there is always the question of what to do with the left over flowers. A fun activity is to mark the bottom of the chairs with a sticker and the guests who are sitting in those chairs win a centerpiece to take home with them.