Wedding Flowers: Your Simple Guide to Choose Perfectly

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Picking the right wedding flowers for your big day needs careful planning. Based on your needs, you will need to decide how many flowers to be present, who they are for and which flowers for the ceremony and reception. As you research wedding flowers that fit the overall theme of your big day, having a quick guide of wedding flowers will help guide you in making final decisions.

In this article, we will share our advice on choosing the bridal bouquet, centerpieces, and more. There are several more tips to consider such as budget, colors, and style. Let’s begin!

Before you start

The venue and date are obviously important so we know what will work stylistically and the flowers that can be available. It’s also helpful that you know what the dress looks like, but that shouldn’t be rushed at all. If necessary, you can ask us to start on the overall scheme and wait until the gown is selected to finally decide on the design for the bridal bouquet.

Decide your budget

This is an important step when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. Your budget will determine which types of flowers you can use in your bouquets, wedding centerpieces and floral decor, so sit down with your groom and decide what you are comfortable spending.

Most couples spend around eight percent of their total wedding budget on flowers, but that number can change depending on the types of flowers you order and how many arrangements are required. A bigger budget will allow you to have more elaborate designs and pricier flowers. For couples with tighter budgets, adding greenery is a beautiful and cost-effective option.

Find inspiration

Begin by browsing photos from Pinterest or Instagram. You might find floral arrangements that you absolutely love and save them to show us. But at the very least, you’ll develop a general vision of your likes and dislikes. You can start making notes about your floral preferences, which include color, shape, texture, and style. Don’t be afraid to source inspiration from other places too.

Re-watch your favorite wedding-themed movie, check out the fresh flower section at your local market, or consult your family members about the flowers they used at their weddings. When you can share your general vision with a florist, we will take it from there and can suggest their ideas for your wedding flowers.

Use a color scheme

If you’re feeling completely lost about your wedding flowers (there are a lot to choose from!), think of them in color schemes to help narrow down your choices. Dahlias, roses, carnations, tulips, mums, and lilies are just a few of the flowers that are available. Other flowers, such as peonies, hydrangeas, lisianthus, and anemones have a more limited color selection.

Wedding flowers don’t have to be an exact match with the rest of your decor, but we recommend trying to choose blooms that complement your color scheme. Look at the colors that are being used for your invitation suite, table linens, attire, and miscellaneous accents. If you want the flowers to be a perfect color match, be as specific as possible when discussing with florists — “coral pink” to you might mean light orange or blush to someone else. Provide fabric swatches, paint chips, and photos of the decor so we can find the closest possible match.

Start with the bouquet

If you are carrying a bouquet down the aisle, use that as a starting point to choose your wedding flowers. Your bouquet is a statement piece that will appear in the majority of your wedding photos, so it’s essential to work with your planner to design the perfect arrangement. Once you’ve decided the flowers for your bouquet, we can move on to the other arrangements, such as aisle markers, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres,  or centerpieces. 

Your wedding style is the most important

Your wedding flowers should reflect the overall style of your wedding. If your big day is relaxed and informal, you can get a little creative with your flowers, such as having garden-style arrangements, mix-and-match centerpieces, or handmade details. If you’re having a formal black-tie wedding, your flowers should be more traditional  (for example, matching centerpiece vessels and tidy arrangements) so they don’t lose touch with the place. 

Our favorite wedding flowers to use

  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Calla lilies
  • Orchids
  • Carnations
  • Gardenia
  • Persian Buttercup

Have you got an idea of how to pick flowers for your wedding? Don’t worry, because we got your back. Having selected and arranged flowers by hand for many big or small weddings, WedinStyle can provide the perfect flower garden for your wedding. Our contact information is right below!

WedinStyle – The Stylish Wedding Planner of Vietnam

Address: 59 Tràng Thi, P Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội


Phone: + 84 4 39440374/75

Hotline: +84 904 635 585

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