How to Create the Perfect Floral Arrangements: Tips from a San Diego Wedding Planner
From the location to the dress or tux, you have many important decisions when it comes to wedding planning. Among these decisions, you may choose to design floral arrangements—if you want to have flowers at your wedding ceremony and reception. Depending on your style and goals, you may want to choose or design a bridal bouquet, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements for your big day.
Whether you’re planning on designing your flower arrangements completely on your own or letting your wedding planner have some creative freedom, here are some tips to keep in mind as you’re getting ready for your wedding.
Find Out What Flowers Will Be In Season At The Time Of Your Wedding
Once you have a date set, it would be a good idea to research which flowers will be in season during that time of year. You can do a search online, talk with your local florist, or ask your wedding planner for some insight. It’s best to do this before getting your heart set on a particular type of flower—only to find out that you won’t be able to find them anywhere. But don’t let that worry you. There are many different flower varieties that bloom all year round, so you will be able to create a beautiful arrangement no matter the time of year.
Be Aware of How Your Flowers Will Look in Photographs As You’re Designing or Choosing Them
This is especially important when it comes to choosing the colors of your bouquet. Let’s say your wedding colors are navy blue and white. If you stick to only these two colors in your bouquet, the stark contrast between the two colors may not translate well in photographs. Adding a few flowers in an accent color (like a light blue) can help you achieve the color scheme you want in a way that will look great in all of your pictures from the big day.
Be Open to Non-Traditional Bouquets or Arrangements
Roses and calla lilies are timeless flowers that always look great in wedding bouquets and floral arrangements. And while these flowers are beautiful and a safe choice, you might want to consider incorporating other flowers into your arrangement. Many couples even choose to incorporate non-flower elements to their wedding displays. Succulents, certain types of fruits and veggies, and greenery can all make for a very special, beautiful floral arrangements.
Consider Letting Your Wedding Planner Have Creative Freedom With Your Flowers
Depending on the wedding package you choose, you may have the option to let an expert design your floral arrangements. You and your wedding planner should discuss whether you want to design the arrangements together or provide some preferences and let them come up with the designs for you. Regardless, you can find inspiration from Pinterest, magazines, floral shops, and other weddings.
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