Your wedding flowers will not only set the tone for your wedding day, but they will create a picturesque backdrop for all your magical moments. Blooms and colors can provide so many options that designing the space can become challenging. We are sharing a few design secrets to help you choose and stage your wedding flowers.
Envision the Wedding You Want
Imagine your wedding day and the aesthetic you want to create. The choices you make about your wedding flowers will dramatically affect the way your moments are experienced. You should envision your theme and color palette. A lush white wedding bouquet creates a classic look. A lei of orchids in a lampshade-style arrangement creates a tropical vibe. Roses, rustic twigs and wildflowers create romantic spaces. Before you run to the florist, have an idea about your style.
The Psychology of Wedding Flowers
There is an entire science behind wedding flowers to help you create the experience on your wedding day. Color affects mood and alters perceptions. We all see color differently, and have unique associations with color. Wedding flowers bring color into the space with a combination of hues, and different shapes that create dimension. We also need to consider the scent that flowers bring to the ceremony space and reception tables. You might choose powerfully romantic scents for your ceremony, but avoid strong scents on tables that would alter the taste of food. Beyond the color and scent, wedding flowers have an unspoken language that developed by our association with certain meanings and feelings.
The Language of Wedding Flowers
Wedding flowers speak their own language with associated meanings. Floriograghy is a secret language of flowers that has survived since the 1700's as a means to pass secret messages. During the Victorian era, an entire language developed as a code for lovers to exchange messages. If you have ever been gifted red roses, you knew the deep red buds represented love and passion. If someone gifted you yellow roses, they probably came from a friend. Pink roses are romantic and sweet, but they do not mean the same as the red ones your significant other gave you. These are just a few of the associations with flowers. Every bloom means something different.
The Meaning Behind the Color
Pink represents love, happiness, innocence, and femininity
Red represents passion and love
White represents purity, spirituality, and sympathy
Blue represents peace and friendship
Violet represents grace, elegance, beauty and royalty
Green represents good fortune, good health, and new beginnings
Yellow represents happiness and friendship
Orange represents excitement and passion
The Meaning Behind the Blooms
Daffodils mean new life and new beginnings
Carnations are good luck and pure love
Gardenias represent a secret love
Hydrangeas represent grace and beauty
Hyacinths represent are delicate flowers that represent commitment and beauty
Irises are symbolize hope and faith
White Lilies mean devotion and pure love
Peonies represent good fortune and happy marriages
Sunflowers mean good news and happy occasions
Tulips mean perfect love and importance
Budgeting for Wedding Flowers
Be prepared to allocate between 8% and 10% of your total budget on the wedding flowers. The average cost of wedding flowers ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. How much you spend on your wedding flowers will depend on the types of blooms you choose and the amount of flowers you require to fill your space. Choosing an all-inclusive wedding venue that includes your floral designs can save you thousands on planning your wedding flowers.
Money Saving Ideas
There needs to be a compromise between the budget and the imagination. Artificial flowers can be combined with fresh flowers to stretch the budget. Premium silk flowers are a creative way to save money with your wedding flowers. They can be used to design bouquets, boutonnieres, and the wedding venue. If you are not willing to sacrifice fresh flowers, you will need to get creative with your choice of blooms. Daisies and dahlias are usually less expensive choices. Roses, tulips, lilies and hydrangeas are in the mid-range. Peonies and orchids are usually among the most expensive flowers. It is important to note that a few expensive wedding flowers can produce better results than a dozen cheap ones.
Size and Placement
Consider the size of the space and the size of the floral arrangements. Lower centerpieces work well outdoors. You might create an illusion of a canopy of flowers on high candelabras indoors. You can choose to suspended arrangements from the ceiling or from tree branches. Placement of your wedding flowers is important. You should avoid blocking faces. Place the widest part of your arrangements over the tallest person’s head and below the shortest person’s head. Evaluate the size of the venue and think about how you want to use your flowers.
Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill
Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill is a luxurious wedding venue with professional wedding designers and planners. Meet with designers to choose your wedding flowers, develop your theme and coordinate your wedding décor. This all-inclusive wedding venue includes all of the furnishings, designs and services. Create the fairy tale you imagine in an elegant ballroom designed just for you.