When choosing your wedding flowers, resist the urge to just pick what you like. There are three main factors to consider, to ensure that your flowers fit in with your overall wedding look and venue!
1. Your Wedding Theme
It’s one thing to have beautiful wedding flowers and another thing to choose flowers that suit your wedding theme. So, consider your existing colour palette, the style of your venue and the theme you’ve selected.
For example, if you’ve chosen a ‘whimsical woodlands’ wedding theme, you might want to incorporate lots of greenery and baby’s breath into your flowers. Perhaps you’re focusing on a particular colour. This presents a beautiful opportunity to select flowers in that colour to really emphasise the theme.
2. What’s In Season
We’re all for seasonal weddings! Selecting flowers that are in season is one very easy way to save money. Without having to import flowers from other countries, you will find your flower budget goes much further than you think!
Seasonal wedding flowers:
Seasonal flowers for Spring – roses, peonies, ranunculus, lisianthus, sweet peas, stocks, tulips and lily of the valley.
Seasonal flowers for Summer – roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, lisianthus, delphiniums, stocks, cosmos, sunflowers, scabiosa, zinnias.
Seasonal flowers for Autumn – roses, ameranthus, delphiniums, clematis, lisianthus, anemones, dahlias, ranunculus, freshias, scabiosa, pampas grass, bunny tails.
Seasonal flowers for Winter – roses, anemones, lisianthus, clematis, origanum, thistle, freshias, veronicas, wax flower, seasonal foliage, berries, pinecones, gypsophila.
3. Your Table Shapes
Consider this: the size of your wedding centrepieces will play a big role in the overall look of your wedding. The shape of your wedding tables will determine how big your flower arrangements can be. For example, square tables have less space on them, and banquet style tables would be impractical when paired with particularly tall flower displays.
Types of wedding table shapes:
Round – A standard round table can seat up to 10 people and provides ample space in the middle for large flower centrepieces.
Rectangle – This longer table arrangement provides an opportunity for symmetry!
Square – These smaller tables can seat 4 or 8 people and have less space for elaborate flower arrangements.
Banquet – Since guests will be sitting directly opposite one another, a tall centrepiece would obstruct their view of one another.
Sweetheart – This intimate table setting is perfect for a smaller flower arrangement.
Head table – A head table makes a grand statement, so be bold with a flower arrangement that lines the front of the table, for the rest of the guests to see!