Are you deciding on what type of wedding flowers to have for your wedding day? We spoke to Allie from Classic Bouquets who provided her expert advice on what flowers to choose, styling tips and the importance of selecting the right supplier for your special day.
Why should a bride have flowers on her wedding day?
Flowers compliment every brides’ theme and style for their wedding day. There are so many ways to personalise a special day with the various fresh flowers and foliages available. In the lead up to your wedding day, all of your plans and dreams are amalgamated to create a memorable and extra special day. The moment you see your bridal bouquets on the morning of your wedding day, your dream becomes real. Along with putting on your wedding dress, your flowers complete the picture of your dreams.
What are the benefits of having flowers at the ceremony and reception?
There’s nothing quite like adding nature to an indoor space. Decorating with flowers can provide the special touch of colour or texture that no other decoration can. Aside from the beautiful aroma, fresh flowers add an elegant touch to your celebration and enhance your photographs to live on as beautiful memories. Reception flowers are also a lovely touch for guests to take home.
What other services can a flowers supplier provide on the day i.e. wedding flowers for home, throw-away bouquet etc. ?
The sky is the limit with your wedding day flower requirements! Make it your own and have some plans as to where flowers can really add the special touches on your wedding day. Flowers can be included around your home to enhance your getting-ready photographs or your special breakfast table with extended family. Flowers can be added as a hairpiece with your veil, or buttonholes to signify your appreciation for the loved ones who have traveled far away to celebrate your wedding day.
Throw bouquets can step in to substitute your bridal bouquet if you would like to hold onto it a little longer. Wedding car flowers are a beautiful touch for photographs around your transport for the day, and because they travel on the parcel shelf they can be styled on your gift table or similar. Making a secondary purpose for your ceremony flowers at your reception venue will mean you can enjoy your fresh flowers for longer.
What would you recommend to a couple when they are looking for a suitable flowers supplier?
Quality is key. Everyone has heard the horror stories of florists not securing bridal bouquet flowers correctly, or using week old flowers! Be sure you have an open relationship with your florist and have a good idea of the style you love, your florist can assist with ideas of seasonal flowers that will compliment your style. Have a look at previous weddings your florist has been involved in and read through testimonials and ask for referrals as they offer assistance, so ask around.