Choosing the right type of wedding flowers is one thing and knowing where to place them is another. Many brides have gotten it wrong in one way or another. They’ve either chosen the wrong flowers or placed them in the wrong areas.
That’s why we found it important to discuss with some of our wedding flower vendors on how to decorate different venues using flowers. We want to help you avoid spending a huge chunk of your wedding budget in buying beautiful flowers but ending up with a ‘hot mess’.
Wedding flowers at the wedding ceremony
You need to have flowers at the ceremony, whether it’s a church or garden wedding. In a church, make sure you find out beforehand what rules are in place regarding decorating the area. Most churches are very picky on where you can place the flowers/ decorations and how you can attach them. If you are working with a local wedding florist, you’ll have this information before hand. Below are some beautiful areas you need to ensure have been decorated with wedding flowers.
- Pew ends
- Alter area
- Statue of the Virgin Mary
- Chair ends
- Front of Ceremony site
Wedding flowers at the Reception venue
This is where you’d probably need the most wedding flowers. If your budget is really low consider doing away with flowers at the ceremony and investing that money in decorating the reception venue. If you are having a garden wedding then be careful about your choice of flowers because you don’t want them to contrast the environment. You can even decide to use the same flowers which were at the ceremony on the reception afterwards. Ask your wedding florist to help you plan for this.
Here are several places you need to have wedding flowers in order to add that WOW factor at the reception.
- Guest tables
- Cake table
- High table
- Entry areas
Remember you must have an idea of how much you want to spend on wedding flowers. Be upfront with your florist regarding your budget and he/she will get you the style you want for a price you can afford.