Every bride will have different wedding flower ideas, and this page just lets you think about the broad categories and the scope of how you could plan and organize your wedding flower ideas from your head onto paper.
You can click and print this free Wedding Flower Ideas Printable page. It is a page you can place in your wedding planner and take with you to different florists - for ideas about wedding flower arrangements and costs.
So what are some wedding flower ideas that can add beauty and style to your wedding day?
See the checklist for wedding flowers to make sure you've covered your options.
Questions to ask your Florist:
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If you have already set your heart on a particular wedding theme idea such as a Fall Wedding Theme, or a winter Wedding theme according to a colour - you will be able to narrow down your choice of flowers.
So, you will need to find out what flowers are in season at the time of your wedding and what flowers are available in your colour choice.
Don't forget that there is also the option of using lovely silk wedding flowers which means you can go for "out-of-season" flowers. You can also buy them online easily and you can buy them way before the day!
But let's now think of Bridal bouquets:wedding flower ideas
Taller brides can choose longer, larger styles ( such as the Tear-drop bouquet , or the Cascade / Multiple-Trail bouquet where flowers cascade down in numerous trails, or the larger Princess Bouquet)
Shorter brides may choose smaller bouquets such as the posy bouquet - small, round shaped bouquet with smaller compacted flowers
Bridal Bouquets which suit a Traditional Style Wedding would be the Tear Drop bouquet which trail towards the floor in a neat tear drop shape, also the Princes Bouquet.
If you are going for a less formal style or wedding theme, an arm spray uses long stemmed flowers and foilage and looks lovely with a slimline wedding gown.
Once you have decided on the bridal bouquet, your florist will help you choose bridesmaid's bouquets which will be complementary and in a similar style. Don't forget the flower girls - a basket of petals or a tiny posy. Check out the page on bridesmaid flowers.
The groomsmen are normally given a single flower (which could come from the bride's bouquet) or a rose bud which is to be worn on the suit. It is called a boutonniere, a single flower or rose bud worn on the suit. A boutonnière (meaning 'buttonhole') is a floral decoration worn by men. A white or red carnation is often used.
It is also a lovely custom to provide a boutonniere for the fathers of the bride and groom and a small spray of flowers or corsages for the mothers of the bride and groom. These corsages are usually pinned onto the bodice of the mother's outfits.
Corsages and boutonnieres can also be given to special individuals such as grandparents.
Other flower arrangements you may need will depend on your location. You may need flower arrangements for entrances, pew ends, the registry table, flowers at the front of the church, flower petals scattered in the indoor or outdoor aisle.
Don't forget there are other ways to decorate these areas - check out more ways to provide simple decorations for your wedding.
Your wedding reception flowers can be those which you have used as the church wedding flowers or as a part of the wedding ceremony. Floral centrepieces will also be needed for the bridal table and guest dining tables. These arrangements should not be too large to obstruct views. You should check with the wedding reception venue and inquire as to what wedding decorations they can provide.
What now? Use this free Wedding Flower Ideas printable page to check off what you need. Print off as many as you need and take it to each florist you visit.