Congratulations on your engagement! As you start your wedding planning journey, one of the most exciting aspects to consider (we may be a little biased!) is the selection of your wedding flowers. Your flowers will add a touch of romance, elegance, and personalization to your special day.
To help you navigate the vast world of floral possibilities, here are some timeless wedding planning tips for choosing the perfect flowers to make your celebration blossom with love.
Early planning allows you to secure the availability of your preferred florist—research wedding florists as early as you would photographers and entertainment. Begin your wedding flower planning well in advance to ensure you have ample time to research, consult with florists, and make decisions without feeling rushed.
Don’t stress too much over your color scheme and designs if you’re far out from your wedding day—you can change your colors up to 90 days before your wedding.
Establishing a budget for your wedding flowers is a crucial step. Your floral budget should encompass bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, ceremony arrangements, and additional decorative elements. Communicate your budget clearly with your florist, and they can provide creative solutions to achieve your vision within your financial constraints.
When deciding on a budget for flowers, we find that couples spend around 8-10% of their total wedding budget on flowers. So a $40,000-$60,000 wedding will most likely spend on average $4,000-$6,000 on flowers.
Consider the overall theme and style of your wedding. Are you dreaming of a classic and romantic affair, a rustic and bohemian celebration, or a modern and chic event? Your flower choices should complement the overall aesthetic, whether it’s soft pastels, bold and vibrant hues, or a more muted and neutral palette.
Factor in the location and setting of your wedding when selecting flowers. If you’re exchanging vows in a lush garden, you might choose airy, garden-inspired arrangements. For a grand ballroom affair, consider more dramatic floral designs that complement the elegance of the space. Check out our Bear Brook Valley, The Ryland Inn, Perona Farms and Rock Island Lake Club Pinterest boards for inspiration.
Infuse your and your fiance’s personality into the floral arrangements. Whether it’s incorporating flowers that hold sentimental value, such as your grandmother’s favorite blooms, or adding unique elements like succulents or herbs, personal touches make your wedding flowers even more special and meaningful.
Opting for seasonal blooms not only enhances the overall theme of your wedding but also ensures the freshest and most cost-effective options. Embrace the natural beauty of the season with flowers that resonate with the time of year.
You will also want to consider the colors of the in-season flowers. Coordinate the colors with your overall wedding theme, bridesmaid dresses, and other decor elements to achieve a visually stunning and unified aesthetic.
Stuck on a color palette? Our team has created wedding color palette guides, see each below.
At Thistle Bee, our team provides you with a personalized, boutique wedding floral planning experience. We’ll work with you to bring your dream wedding to life!
Thistle Bee’s Pinterest is full of wedding day inspiration that can help you narrow down some style and color inspiration.
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