When it comes to planning a wedding ceremony and reception, flowers usually play a big role. From bouquets and boutonnieres to table centerpieces and flower arrangements around the altar, selecting the right flowers can make a huge impact of the overall look of a wedding. However, selecting wedding flowers is not always easy, and many couples can get overwhelmed. If you're planning a wedding, avoid these common wedding flower mistakes:
Failing to Set a Floral Budget
There are many details that go into a wedding and a lot of expenses, so it is essential to break up your total budget into individual budgets for venue rental costs, catering, flowers, photography, and attire for the bride and groom. Before you even begin to look at wedding flowers, make sure that you know exactly how much you can afford to spend, as this will ensure that you get the beautiful flowers that you desire without draining money away from another part of the wedding budget.
Too Much DIY
In this day and age, more and more brides are taking it upon themselves to create some of the decor for the ceremony and reception on their own. While some DIY projects turn out beautifully if you are not experienced in arranging flowers you should think twice about trying to make your own bouquets or floral centerpieces. Flowers tend to be quite eye-catching, so poorly made bouquets or centerpieces will be noticed. Not to mention that taking a DIY approach to wedding flowers can be quite stressful. It is in your best interest to work with an experienced florist who can assist with wedding flowers.
Forgetting to Think About Seasons
It is not uncommon for brides to see a photograph of specific wedding flowers and fall in love with them. It is always good to get inspiration when deciding on wedding flowers, buy it is also important to think about the seasons. Some flowers are only available during certain times of the year. Don't get your heart set on peonies, which bloom in the spring and early summer if you are having a fall wedding because they won't be available.
Choosing a Bouquet That is Too Big
Many brides pay special attention to their bouquet, but some make the mistake of thinking the bigger the bouquet, the better. In reality, carrying a bouquet that is too big can distract from the wedding gown and the beauty of the bride. Always think about proportions when deciding on the size of the bride's bouquet to ensure that it isn't overwhelming.
For more information, contact your local flower services.