An artistic florist will suggest lovely and unusual designs for your wedding bouquet and floral arrangements that compliment your dress and ceremony venue. When you talk to your florist, be guided by the following elements :style of your dress, the theme of your wedding and the setting of your ceremony / reception.
Go to your consultation prepared, with swatches of fabric, and colours of your gown, your bridesmaids’ and your groom’s attire. With all this information your florist will be able to suggest to you beautiful and artistic arrangements.
Traditionally, the bridal bouquet is all white/ivory colours, but for that understated sophistication, do not worry about adding a hint of colour to your bouquet. The groom’s buttonhole, worn on his left lapel, should echo the bride’s bouquet, the ushers/groomsman wearing a slightly different flower on their lapel. Your attendants’ flowers will also be different from your bouquet. Corsages for the mothers and buttonholes for the fathers are all co-ordinated within the general floral theme.
You may wish to select certain flowers for personal reasons, others may be chosen for tradition i.e. roses symbolise love and lilies symbolise majesty.
Finally don’t forget you will need a number of floral pieces for your wedding displays, for example:- The altar in church, centre pieces for your reception tables, sprays for candelabras and floral tokens for those special guests. The groom’s buttonhole should be one of the flowers in his bride’s bouquet. This is a vestige of the time when a Knight would wear his Lady’s colours to display his love.
See also: Wedding Colours