Tips for choosing your wedding flowers

July 2, 2015 - 2 min read

Make your wedding day and photos memorable with flowers. We’ve put together some handy tips to help you chose the best flowers to suit your style, budget and theme.

Follow these tips and you’re sure to get the right flowers for your wedding.

Dress comes first

Bouquet design goes hand in hand with the shape, style, detail and colour of your dress. So in order to get the right floral selection for your bouquet, you should choose your dress first!

Budget, budget, budget

While it’s vital to get the right flowers for your wedding, it’s equally important to set a budget and not go over it. Once you know your limits, you can set realistic expectations on what you can accomplish with your floral arrangements. Everyone has an idea of what would be perfect in their own mind, but sometimes compromises must be made. Usually the wedding flowers make up around 8 to 10 per cent of your overall wedding budget.

Size and comfort

There are no set rules when it comes to the size and design of your bouquet. Whether you want a hand-tied bouquet or a cascading free-form floral, it’s up to you! Just make sure it’s comfortable and doesn’t drown out your dress.

Seasonal choices

It’s important you don’t get your heart set on flowers that won’t be in season at the time of your wedding. Choose flowers that will be less expensive and in the best shape come wedding day.

It’s all about you!

At the end of the day, your wedding is your own unique celebration. So, it’s important that your wedding florals reflect your personality and style as a couple, or have a personal meaning for you or your partner.

Think about everything

When making your floral decisions it’s important that you cover all bases. While we all know about ceremony flowers, bouquets and aisle flowers, we often forget about things like petals for the send-off or small floral arrangements for the restroom. In order to make sure everything is looked after, you might want to consider getting some professional advice.