Wedding Flowers: Trends and Tips for Every Budget
Every couple has a different approach to flowers. Some don’t blink at spending a large chunk of their wedding budget on elaborate arrangements provided by the top florist. Others are content with creating a diy country chic bouquet and table settings with the help of Pinterest. Whatever your choice in flowers, you can achieve the look you want without breaking the bank and with less stress. What are some trends and tips that will make a blooming difference in your wedding flowers? Read on for the best list we’ve found for 2015.
Flower Types and Colors
~ Who would’ve thought? Brides are turning to succulents for their wedding bouquets. Those and other earthy, natural tones are popular and can be mixed with your seasonal flower of choice. Of course these may not be available all year long, so check with your florist far enough ahead of time for an alternative.
~ Romantic Luxe – for bride’s with a big flower budget, this is about full-bloom effect. Avoid foliage and visible stems. Use romantic varieties such as hydrangea, hyacinths and orchids in creamy pastel colors. Go for tall and elegant.
~ Smaller budget? Instead of using only expensive blooms, let a backdrop of inexpensive flower varieties highlight one or two of the expensive choices. Brides are embracing bouquets and arrangements consisting of a variety of blooms, wildflowers, and a greater mix of colors.
~ “A soft and creamy colour palette will stay with us through spring and summer 2015, enhanced by large open flowers which have that quintessential country garden feel,” says the team at Interflora Vera Wang.
~ Staying true to the classics, English roses, peonies, and dahlias continue to be favorites among brides today. These varieties are versatile. Whether your style is traditional or more relaxed, these flowers are well-suited for both.
~ Fresh pickings are mirroring the farm-to-table trend in dining. Shop locally and easily stay within your budget.
Bouquets, Arrangements and Cakes
~ Hand-tied stems, with twine or burlap are gaining popularity – replacing the old plastic holders.
~ Create more visual interest by incorporating a mixture of containers. Vintage containers, mercury glass, milk glass…are all trending now. Add newer vases into the mix to add glam.
Decorate jam jars with ribbon and lace. Or if you’re going for a more rustic look, use some wood and moss elements along with the modern vessels.
~ Baby’s breath is for big girls too! Use this dainty lovely for the wedding party bouquets and save big with this feminine classic.
~ Incorporate your flower of choice into your cake design. Add a handful of large blooms on the top layer for a dramatic effect on a simple cake – don’t forget those succulents! Speaking of cake, gather thrift-store cake stands for this next exciting tip: Paint the cake stands in your wedding colors, add an arrangement of flowers on top for a beautiful, budget-friendly vintage look.