You’re engaged! Or you’re just ready to start planning your wedding! But before you start deciding on your wedding flowers there are some things you should do first. These steps will help decide the overall feel of your wedding, and help you plan the rest of the details.
First, buy your dress! You may think this isn’t necessary, you already know what style dress you want. Well, the truth is, many brides have an idea of what they want but once they start trying dresses on, that all changes and you may decide on something totally different than you originally thought! Our resident wedding planner says, “Don’t fight the style of your dress, pick a dress you love and then plan a wedding around that style!”
Then, pick a venue! This also sets the tone and feel of your wedding. If you choose to go traditional and want a church ceremony you may want to stick with a classic and elegant theme, whereas, if you decide to go for an outdoor garden setting then you may want to go with a casual and romantic garden theme. A barn or ranch could make a great place for a rustic reception, and a loft or art studio would be a great place for a modern wedding.
The venue and dress can also help you decide on a color palette. Choose colors that work with the location and that will add to the beauty. You don’t want to compete with your surroundings, for example, if you get married in a garden that is filled with colorful flowers, keep your colors more neutral and your arrangements simple so they won’t compete with the natural beauty of the space.
With all this said, don’t feel restricted to what flowers you use! Remember, there are no rules when it comes to wedding flowers! You may feel that certain flowers would be better for certain situations, which is partly right, but it really comes down to how the flowers are arranged!
Roses, for instance are considered a classic flower, they can be very traditional when you do an all rose bouquet in one or two colors, add some greenery or height as our Real DIY Bride did and it gives it a modern edge. Roses can become perfect for a garden wedding when combined with ranunculus, dahlias, hydrangeas, stock, etc. Or add lilies and orchids to make a beachy bouquet, the point is, the options are endless!