How to Choose the Right Flowers For Your Wedding

How to Choose the Right Flowers For Your Wedding Kalamazoo, MI

Choosing flowers for your wedding can be fun, yet stressful. With all the different types and colors of flowers available, it’s more difficult than ever for people to find the right flowers for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We are a Kalamazoo wedding venue that goes the extra mile to make sure brides and grooms are able to enjoy their day. Be sure to check our new wedding blog regularly for updates. The types of flowers you choose for your wedding ceremony and reception should reflect the venue, your personal preferences, and the budget.

In this blog post, we explain how to choose the right flowers for your wedding so you won’t look back on your wedding photos with regret. Types of wedding flower arrangements include:

  • Bridal bouquet
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Boutonnieres
  • Aisle markers
  • Wedding centerpieces
  • Other floral decor

Finalize the Wedding Budget

Most couples spend about 8% of their wedding budget on floral arrangements. You may end up spending more or less depending on how many flowers you need and what types of flowers you prefer. Finalize the wedding budget before meeting with a florist so you know how much you’re willing to spend on flowers.

Hire a Wedding Florist

Before you hire a wedding florist, be sure to ask about their previous work. Online reviews of florists can also help you get a good idea of their talents putting together bridal bouquets and other flower arrangements.

Each florist has their own unique style, which is why it’s important to choose a florist that understands your vision for the wedding. A florist will be able to tell you what flowers will be in season for your wedding, as well as help you come up with ideas that fit your wedding’s theme, venue, and budget.

Remember the Venue

You need to make sure your floral arrangements complement the wedding location. For example, a bridal bouquet of lush red roses would suit a romantic boutique inn just like sunflower centerpieces would suit an outdoor wedding venue. After all the trouble you went to find a unique wedding venue, make sure that your floral decor matches.

Be sure to tell your florist the style of the venue you’ll be using, whether it is rustic, elegant, or somewhere in-between. Keep in mind that the flowers used for the wedding ceremony venue may need to be different than the flowers used for the wedding reception venue, depending on their styles.

Get Inspired

In the past, people used bridal magazines to get inspiration for weddings. (Not saying that you still couldn’t look at magazines.) Now, most couples find wedding inspiration on the internet. For example, Pinterest allows you to save ideas to a “board” so you can view them later. You may also want to ask your family members and friends what flowers are their favorites or re-watch your favorite TV show episodes that feature weddings. Inspiration for your wedding can come from anywhere.

Explore Popular Wedding Flowers

Is this your first time planning floral arrangements? If so, you may want to read up on popular flowers used for weddings before meeting your florist. While you don’t have to become an expert, we do recommend knowing the basics, such as the difference between a rose and a peony. It’s also important you know that certain flowers can make bouquets fragrant, such as lilacs or sweet peas. When your florist starts making suggestions, you’ll be happy that you took the time to learn the language of flowers.

Stick to Your Color Scheme

Let your florist know your color scheme so they’ll be able to recommend flowers. For example, lilies come in a variety of colors while hydrangeas have a narrower color palette. Keep in mind that you don’t have to match your flowers exactly to the colors used for your wedding. However, you’ll want flowers that complement the rest of your decor. A florist will be able to choose flower colors that will complement your color scheme and look good in photos.

Henderson Castle is a Kalamazoo wedding venue with beautiful landscaping for photo opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to weddings, we are also a bridal shower venue and wedding rehearsal dinner venue. Since we are a popular wedding destination, you’ll want to call us as soon as possible if you wish to make arrangements at (269) 344-1827.