We do agree that you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing your floral decorations and you bridal bouquet. However, flowers are flowers, and chances are that at least one other bride in this world has had the exact same ones as you did. What if I told you there’s a new trend out there that provides not only unique wedding flowers, but also a chance to be eco-friendly. You do want to be eco-friendly, don’t you?
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Flowers as part of the nature offer us the sight of everything that can be beautiful in relation to the nature. There are other elements contained in the nature, and they also make the object of beauty, but unfortunately some of them we can not take home with us, and we are left with the only option to take their picture as a reminder of the element that enchanted our soul at a certain moment. But with flowers, is a different story, you can pick them up, you can grow them in your garden, you can even manufacture silk flowers in a way that can confer the same freshness and delicacy that a real flower does.
When the wedding day is already set and you start planning for the details that compose a wedding ceremony, you include also the flowers element and begin thinking of a best way to obtain the most beautiful wedding flowers to turn your wedding ceremony into a celebration of beauty and color. In the present times, so many flower types have emerged on the market that many would agree with the fact that generally the ones that are more expensive are also the most beautiful. Well, if we think again, we can say that the price is normally set according to the way that flower was cultivated or if it was imported from lands that make it far to be reached at. In this respect not all the expensive flowers can make the object of your most beautiful wedding flowers, since lot of couples are seeking to use flowers that through their meanings and colors confer significance to the moment.
Another aspect that contributes to setting the price for flowers is the manner in which they are presented to the potential customers; details that enrich the arrangements, be they represented by bridal bouquet, boutonnière flowers, corsage, bridesmaids bouquets or table centerpieces, can also reflect the price for flowers. There are lots of accessories to be used while decorating a bridal bouquet such as satin or tulle ribbons, colored rings, green leaves all adding a plus of delicacy and specialty to the wedding floral decoration.
Therefore we can not say what are the most beautiful flowers, since all of them are beautiful, charming, filled of shiny colors that do their best in decorating not only your wedding day, but also the rest of your days. If we consider the most popular flowers that are used in wedding events, this aspect can render the flowers the status of being the most beautiful; they have to be the most beautiful otherwise brides wouldn’t choose them to take part in the most important day of their life.
In this respect we find the beloved rose with its complex meanings reflected by its colors, too, calla lilies, Stephanotis, Hydrangeas, daisies, orchids, peonis, hyacinths, tulips and we have to apologize to all the other existing flowers for not mentioning them at all, but everybody has to be aware of the fact that when we say flower we say beauty and there is nothing out there in the world to chase their beauty away.11
It doesn’t matter if your wedding is in summer or in winter; you still want to have a beautiful bridal bouquet that will match your wedding dress, the theme and style of the ceremony. Bridal bouquets are an important part of the bridal wedding outfit as their role is to enhance the beauty and elegance of the wedding dress.
If you are having a winter wedding, choosing the right bridal bouquet that will suit your desires can be a difficult task as many flowers are out of season. Fortunately most florists know of this difficulty and have always a stock of all flowers or if the flowers you want for your bridal bouquet aren’t available, they can always advise you and help you find other beautiful flowers that will match your wishes.
Winter Wedding Bouquet from flower-arrangement-advisor.com
When it comes to winter bridal bouquets there are actually no color restriction. You can choose whatever color you want, but at the same time it is a good idea to have some winter accents (like pine cones, holly leaves, baby’s breath, berries and others) on your bridal bouquets. The trend colors for winter bridal bouquets are deep green, red, mauve, aubergine with accents of bright winter white and a touch of pink, blue, gold or silver. When choosing the color of your winter bridal bouquet take into consideration other elements of decoration (like table linens, centerpieces or even the cake) or the wedding theme and style.
Thanks to the year round availability of many hybrid flowers, you do not have to limit yourself to only a few flowers. Almost every flower you like and love can be found nowadays also in winter. For your winter bridal bouquet you can use some of the following winter flowers: freesias, lilies, poinsettias, hydrangeas or even roses. Beautiful winter bridal bouquet can be made also out of snowdrops, orchids and magnolias.
Winter Wedding Bouquet from marthastewartweddings.com
Add to these flowers springs of Christmas Fir and Mistletoe and other winter accessories and you will get a beautiful and romantic winter bridal bouquet. The size and shape of your winter bridal bouquet depends on the style of the wedding and on your body size. For a more formal look, choose a cascade bridal bouquet while for a more casual look go for a hand – tight bouquet.
A beautiful romantic bridal bouquet that just screams out winter should be made out of deep red, perfectly wide open velvety amaryllis blossoms and Hypericum berries. This winter wedding bouquet will make a great contrast to your white or ivory wedding dress and to the snowy landscape. It will surely stand out of the ordinary and will be a high light. A hand – held wreath made of blue-gray juniper boughs and deep green arborvitae on which delicate and graceful snowdrops are tied, could be beautiful and outstanding winter bridal bouquet. The dramatic shape of the bouquet determined by the branches combined with the cascading tiny and beautiful blossoms would make your winter bridal bouquet be one of a kind and memorable.11
Whoever said summer is the most romantic season to get married, has obviously never seen pictures from a winter wedding. You’d think that people are uncomfortable attending a marriage planned in the cold season, but the ladies look stunning in a beautiful long gown and a fur coat.
Here are some thoughts on your winter wedding bouquet:
1. Since we call it the white season, why not go for a white wedding bouquet? Something like a combination of white roses, white tulips and maybe some silver pine cones?
The wedding day was almost there. We had it planned till the smallest detail, but the flower element we have left it aside on purpose. Partly because we have decided to have them in their fresh shape, and partly because a friend of mine dealing with a florist business was out of town. Of course, there were other options we could have taken into account, since there are so many vendors in this department, all willing to help and advice on your wedding floral decorations. But I took my chances in asking my friend to do flowers for wedding, because I feel quite at my ease in her presence, and besides there is this long friendship that ties us in a way that makes us open ourselves to each other.
Frankly, it comforted me the most the thought of sharing my ideas to a good friend of mine, especially that she for some time into the florist business. And anyway, since this detail is better to be fixed closer to the wedding day we couldn’t say that we were in such a hurry. So we waited till her arrival, five days prior to our wedding day and I approached her in this matter. I was surprised to see how many new things were there to know about the flowers meant for a wedding ceremony. My friend was well informed on this subject, since she had experience in assisting many weddings in this problem, so I let myself confidently into her hands.
She knew that I was a fan for roses and together we tried different approaches of these flowers regarding my bridal bouquet, the table decoration and the room decoration as well. As my wedding didn’t have a specific theme, due to the small budget available, it was simpler to find variations both for the roses’ color and their arrangements. She told me that for my classic wedding my choice for roses was the best because they symbolized innocence, love and passion, all these symbols being related, of course to the color. She has shown me some photos of her best floral arrangements and told me that if I had other ideas she was more than glad to listen to them.
The photos I have seen contained not merely roses, but combination of roses with other flowers or plants that took the ubiquitous aspect of roses out of the ordinary. After deciding on the combination of flowers she told me that I should better have a bouquet that complement the design of my wedding dress and we browsed again the photos that referred to the style of the bouquet and the length of it. The one we agreed upon was a small, stunning one that had a fresh and brilliant aspect. It was perfect for the moment when I was supposed to walk along the aisle.
Next step was the floral decorations meant to ornate the wedding reception table. We agreed on a combination of white and yellow roses and the style she chose fit exactly the width and the length of the table. I was very satisfied with her service and considering that all her assistance was also her gift for my wedding day, it turned out to be even better!11
Shoshone Indians, also known as the Snake Nation, were nomadic people who traveled over a vast region of Western US. Their way of life was simple, they used to find everything they needed in the nature around them and because they weren’t a sedentary tribe, they didn’t use to own much in terms of belongings till later after the 18th century when horse trading started to delimitate their people in rich and poor. As many other Indian tribes, they had a spiritual leader called Medicine Man because he was considered to have magical powers in healing both physically and spiritually. Their religion was called Sutteeism, the act of self-sacrifice.
Decorating your wedding ceremony include also the use of flowers that can turn your wedding space and outfits as well into an explosion of freshness and color throughout your whole wedding reception. Flowers arrangements can include a lot of objects to be decorated starting form your wedding attire (both man and woman) to wedding table at the reception party. The variety comprises fresh flower wreath, garland flowers decoration, wreath centerpiece, flowers to decorate gift baskets, corsage and boutonnieres, flowers heart cascade, dinner table flowers centerpiece and the list can go on depending also on other elements that constitute your wedding planning, such as location, both for church service and official service, theme of the wedding, number of guests and how large is the space where the reception party is being held.
The best way to find the best flowers arrangements is hiring a wedding planner that can assist you with a professional florist to do the decorations and everything that it is to do regarding the chapter “flowers”. But in case that your wedding budget is too restricted, you might think of finding a way to do all these by yourself. You have to consider all the options that are given to you that concern the type of flowers selected for your decorations: the fresh ones or the silk made ones? Either way you need to spend some time in doing some market research, and when finally you have decided upon the types of flowers, colors and use than you can start planning the arrangements.
Wedding flowers arrangements instructions can be found on websites where a richness of possibilities opens in front of your eyes, that you might be overwhelmed. But it is good to know what you want, because in this way it would be easier for you to look for and find that specific thing that you need. For the wedding bouquet and boutonnieres flowers is not so hard to create the types, so long as you have a pretty picture of how they might look like. For the table centerpiece there are several creations, depending on everybody’s tastes, or personality as well. You need to be equipped with tools and details to help you through the process, such as, scissors, dry floral foam, ribbons, hot glue, greening pins, wire and wire cutter. These tools can be used for arrangements on dinner tables that can comprise candle floral arrangements with the stem of the flowers cut in different lengths depending on the order you want to use to decorate around the candle.
Using ribbons with the ends cut on angles to give a nicer look you can add a plus of elegance to the decoration itself, the silky and colorful they are, the greater effect will render. The table centerpiece can use glass bowls on different sizes, depending on how wide the table is, bowls that contain bouquets of flowers that can overflow like in a cascade of freshness, color and elegance over the table’s surface. These centerpieces can give joy to the guests while they sit at the table and savor your wedding menu.11
The traditional and classic white and green flower corsage is gracefully bowing out. Strutting right in with elegance to take their rightful place in this year’s halls of the season are the elegant, bright, lush and euphoric sorts of flowers such as the garden roses, the peony and the hydrangeas. This is a risk leap for brides into more colorful wedding endeavors, gracefully twisting tradition as they walk smiling down the aisle.
Brides who are planning their wedding on a beautiful spring season day are definitely the luckiest ones of all! And this is because the spring season is the best time of the year that can provide us with so many diverse and unique types of fresh natural flowers, one more beautiful and attractive than the other.
The wide range of choices in this filed is generous with every single type of bride and her own preferences or tastes in matters of flower arrangements, colors, shapes and perfumes. Well, this is another advantage that a spring time wedding offers to a bride, and that is the magical fresh smell of spring flowers and herbals. Almost all types of flowers available in this season are gifted with a stunning divine fragrance. What more can a bride wish for her wedding day than a colored, aromatic frilly and playful seasonal wedding flower bouquet and décor theme? In the following lines we are going to discuss about spring narcissus wedding flowersand hopefully the images that we attached to this article will be somehow helpful or at least inspiring for you.
We adore narcissus type of flower and we find it among the most suitable, romantic, enchanting and charming flowers to be used on a lovely wedding day in spring. In this same season you can also look for lilacs, lilies of the valley, cherry blossoms, Billy Balls, sweet peas, anemones, freesias or orchids, which can also look sublime when used in the correct colors, shapes and doses. In case you’re not satisfied with the way a simple narcissus flower arrangement looks like, you can always incorporate few additional stems of any type of flower listed above. However, we think that narcissuses look at their best when they are used alone in bridal bouquets and centerpieces, or when they are combined with sweet peas, marigolds, Billy Balls, irises or hyacinths in simple, loose and natural touch arrangements.
Nevertheless, it’s your wedding after all, and you are free to use these pretty flowers just the way you want. No one should stop you from obtaining the look and the wedding of your dreams! These are only suggestions that we thought you might like to read about and in the end see for yourself whether they are worth taken into account or not. Narcissuses are great because they can be found in a stunning impressive and cheerful yellow shade which can help the bride who is planning the wedding in the nature to obtain a more inviting, warm and casual vibrant atmosphere. Besides this, a yellow spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet can also bring more luminosity, brightness, happiness and glitter to the bride’s face. You can also find narcissuses in white blooms beautified with yellow or orange centers.
In case you are planning a white and yellow themed wedding you should definitely go with a bicolor type of spring narcissus wedding flower bouquet using these two marvelous nuances. The final effect is going to be simply remarkable, romantic and original. Browse for more pictures of spring narcissus wedding flower arrangement pictures and articles on our website.11
The option of creating wedding floral arrangements “in house” is considered by an increased number of brides this year. A crisis came as a to blame Pinterest and its inspiration boards, as new men, florists, blame them because they make it look so easy as child’s play … not sure, it is certain that more and more brides are seriously thinking to quit the services of a florist for your wedding day and deal with them for their floral arrangements. Well … not good! I’ll try, objectively, to show you, my dear brides (depleted) why such an idea will destroy the most beautiful day of your life.
Low costs. For a wedding to look like those on Pinterest it will require a minimum investment of 1,000 euros. Amount reflects many flowers, many hours of research, sketches, long time for the development of design and the details. If you’ll take care only of flowers, you will pay only flowers. And that I think would be the only advantage, however, think well before making a choice!
High costs. Yes, yes, I was wrong. At first glance it might seem that you, by making flower arrangements for the wedding alone will save the expense. In fact, you’ll spend many hours watching tutorials on YouTube by searching thousands of “DIY” on the net, making phone calls and asking where you can buy a particular flower. We add nerves and frustration.
Florists working with flowers and importers offer direct deposits. This means that you can provide quality flowers to withstand handling and heat. In addition, each firm importing cut flowers for florists partners have special offers that you want and can offer flowers at a great price.
To understand the Irish modern wedding one has to go deep into the old Irish weddings, as the scent of tradition is present into the contemporary Irish wedding. Customs are still incorporated into wedding celebrations, where history and folklore mingle casting a image on how weddings were celebrated in Ireland long time ago. There is a saying in wedding Irish tradition that suggests the fact that a bride should not marry in May as she will feel sorry for the day, but in April when the couple can enjoy better.
That is a reason why some couples decide to have the wedding on the month of April, even nowadays when they are said to leave superstitions aside and mind the priorities offered by a modernistic way of looking at life. Ireland though is a place that the traditions are still alive and not only because of a certain commodity, but because the customs of a wedding celebration have proved and still prove to be more colorful and meaningful.
Irish people love to celebrate and wedding party is a reason that can gather them together in a feast of old combined with modern details. It is a common knowledge the fact that the traditions that have the roots in nature and elements generated by it are the ones that defeat the passing of time. By taking part in these delightful traditions of the past and present, a wedding becomes a tribute to the ancient inheritance.
There are many occasions that display flowers in ways of decorations or gifts, and wedding in Irelandis one of these. Specific flowers, color of flowers and placing the flowers are important aspects to be taken into account while considering a wedding planning. The flowers for the bride’s bouquet are chosen very carefully. The arrangements of the flowers in a bridal bouquet are combinations of the traditional with the modernistic style.
The design is simple but the appearance is all the same impressive. The richness and freshness are features that come out from the style of arranging the flowers; combination of small delicate wild flowers with roses and gerberas produces a delight for the eye. Other Ireland‘s modern wedding flower used are English lavenders that keep their utilization also from old customs having the symbol of love and devotion. Wildflowers are often used as wreath in bride’s hair instead of a veil; other brides and their bridesmaids carry myrtle which the bridesmaid burry after the ceremony as a symbol of her future wedding to come.
In modern Irish floral decorations for the weddings, ivy is seen as well, it carries the symbol of fidelity and stability of feelings throughout the marriage. An addition of a sprig of rosemary conveys the remembrance of a deceased loved one. If one discovers the significance of tradition in an old Irish wedding it won’t be hard to understand the symbols of the modern weddings in Ireland.11
Among the items that compose the symphony of colors in a wedding ceremony is of course the wedding flower bouquet. Either we refer to bride’s bouquet, bride maids’ bouquet or any other bouquet that’s part of the big picture we have to consider the matter very thoroughly as it raises a lot of questions to be answered to.
First of all we have to take into account the style of the gown that is connected of course to the theme of the wedding party. This style has to match the prefered choice – the casual, formal, traditional or modern one.
Secondly we have to pay attention to the season in which the wedding takes place as we haver to mind the availability of the seasonal flowers, that of course if we choose to use natural flowers. In the case of silk flowers this matter won’t be considered!
Next we need to know if there are specific flowers that we have in mind, flowers that go with our personality with our taste in color and even in bouquet’s design. This parameter has to carefully fit within the limits of wedding budget available. If our preferences include expensive fresh flowers (generally the exotic ones are part of this category) we might think it twice! Perhaps the choice for silk-made flowers suits better.
For the bridal bouquet, which is an important accessory for the wedding dress, we have to find the one that reflects the bride’s personality and complement. We have to take into account the symbols of the flowers, of their color, and their matching with the wedding gown as well. There are several types of bouquet from simple cut lines and minimal design to cascading wedding flower bouquet that conveys a note of romance and delicacy, but the later is more suitable to tall brides rather than the mignon ones.
The brides maid’s bouquet must coordinate with the bride’s bouquet in style needing to consider also the color, fabric and type of the dresses. Sometimes the simple brides maid bouquet is prefered to the rich in floral decoratives ones as they must not give the impression of abundency. They can be enriched though with attractive ribbons that complete the image of colors and freshness.
In other cases of wedding floral bouquets, the choice of colors could be a real pain in the neck, so we better not allow it to torment us by selecting the pure white color; this will definitely work wonders!11
There are a lot of reasons for a wedding couple to choose silk made flowers instead of the natural ones. For one, these silk made flowers do not wilt! Consider that you have to attend so many services, the church ritual, the welcoming of the guests, exchanging greetings, taking photos, recording tapes and so many other things to do! What do you think to do in case your posy or bridal bouquet seem to lose all of a sudden its freshness? Especially if the flowers that the bouquet contains are of a delicate nature?! You would naturally freak out and part of your wedding mood would be ruined!
Or what if because of the big emotions that a wedding ceremony puts you through, you might drop the bouquet out of your hands, or some floral arrangements that decorate the wedding set fall over a red wine glass and they end up being damaged? You would naturally panic and think that part of your wedding day is already ruined!
What if you discover while holding your bridal bouquet, that starting sneezing is because you are allergic to a certain flower in your bouquet? You will try to get rid of it as soon as possible as you do not want to sneeze all over the place! In order for these unfortunate situations not to take place, there is this option that you, as a future bride should consider: the silk wedding flowers! It is a fact that silk made flowers always look perfect, they can not be easily damaged, they do not rouse allergies, they display all the time the same freshness, they will definitely not stain your gorgeous wedding dress with pollen…
Another good thing with these silk made flowers is that a bride has the possibility to choose out of season exotic flowers with colors and floral arrangements to match exactly the theme of the wedding.
It’s true that we remember the artificial made flowers from the old times when our grandparents got married, but with nowadays techniques (such as ‘moulding technique’ to form and make the texture of realistic petals and leaves or “inclusion of deliberate ‘faults'” – deliberately omissing petals or putting light spots of brown on outer petals) there have been created clever design strategies to trick the observers, so no one can say that the flowers originated from the factory!
Modern floral recreation is truly resembling a work of art and brides will not regret to have chosen the option of silk wedding flowers, from the start managing to get rid of an unexpected situation and thus being able to enjoy the Big Day of her life with the adequate serenity and relaxation!11
Once someone said a sentence that through its universality gained the status of an old adage: “All the flowers and trees of tomorrow are in the seeds of today” . This saying can represent the symbol that stands at the basics of the whole ritual of a wedding. Rephrasing the sentence in the light of a holy matrimony we see the flowers of tomorrow as the children born out of the seed of love between wife and husband, the seed – meaning the love that generates the good things of tomorrow.
The seed, which is the love, if it sowed on a fertile soil, which is the harmony and peace between man and wife, can grow into a beautiful plant that if watered, which means the falling tears of joy and happiness, can grow even taller and steadier. The feeling of love so beautifully compared to a seed, is the only feeling that can bring warmth, peace, understanding, and harmony in the life of a married couple; only love is the thing that bond two people together with the sense of eternity.
That is why some weddings introduce a custom that allows the guests or the family of the marital couple to recite flowers seeds poems for wedding as an homage brought to the event that unite two persons for life. These poems do not have to be consecrated ones, but they need only to express the good wishes for the couple and their future life together. A life that should be filled with the joy of having children, otherwise what can be the use of a marriage if not to end up in giving birth to tiny flowers that in time will grow and spread in their turn their seeds, thus fulfilling the destiny of humankind – the procreation.
It’s the cycle of human life that belongs to the cycle of nature, after all we are all part of this big picture called nature! Henry David Thoreau once said:”…I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there and I am prepared to expect wonders.” This is what the bride or the groom should include while reciting flowers seeds poem for wedding to one another or while they exchange vows. The moment they know that the seed of love is in there, it can not follow but wonderful things to happen in their life. Through marriage husband and wife sow the seed of love on the fertile soil of mutual respect and understanding.11
Choosing the season to get married can depend on different criteria; for instance if you are born in April you might choose the Spring season to have your marriage, or even April as the month to perform your wedding ceremony. This is one reason; other reason can be that spring is the season that brings back the nature to life, after the cold winter months (if the region you live in has the year delimited into the four seasons, that is). Spring has the gift to pour into our veins the revival of the plants around us, seeing and feeling them how they get back to life, that fresh, green blast that falls upon them. The nature is waking up facing a new cycle of life and together with it we take over its awakening in a state of bliss.
Nature has a great deal of impact to our souls, whether we have time to admit it or not, but it is impossible that we wake up in one Spring moment and don’t have the time to look around and observe the beauty of Spring spread all over our busy lives! It is in spring time that people fall more easily in love, partly because they suddenly realize that their inner needs have to be satisfied and partly because they want to get rid of the hibernated soul of the winter. It is also because of this that couples determine to select spring as the season of their wedding day. Not to mention the fact on the flower market there is an explosion of beautiful flowers, unique flowers that are available only for the spring season. OK, there are these April artificial grown flowers that can be ordered for your wedding in case you have your marriage settled for another time of the year, but wouldn’t that be pity not to take advantage of the spring natural grown flowers to decorate your wedding ceremony?
April flowers for a wedding create an atmosphere of romance, of elegance and freshness that other flowers could hardly create, so do not hesitate and make a pick from the list of April flowers (that have also their meaning related to a wedding symbol), and you won’t be disappointed: alstroemeria (aspiring), anemone (fragile), carnation (with its entire coloring aspects: pink-gratitude red-flashy, white-remembrance, yellow-cheerful), chrysanthemum (white-truth, red-sharing), daisy (innocence), freesia (spirited), gerberas, iris (inspiration), orchid (delicate beauty), red tulip -declaration of love, and last, but not least the classical roses that come in a blissfulness of colors: pink-friendship, red-that stands for passionate love, red & white-unity, white-purity.
Some of the April flowers can be very expensive due to their delicacy and special conditions to make the blossom possible, and you might need to consider the wedding budget available. But either types of flower you choose, the April flowers bring their uniqueness into your wedding day, making it shine with romance and elegance as well.11
Whenever you plan your wedding ceremony, you have to think that is has also an end, yes it will eventually come to an end, and you’ll be left with the wish that you would have wanted to last just a little bit more to enjoy its celebration at its max. But no matter how long it could last, you want to keep a part from it to remind you of it in the years to come. And you can not think of another way to have this loving memory than the possibility that taking photos offers to you. So you start thinking what is the best solution available that offers you the lasting memory of the biggest event of your life.
There are plenty of photographers ready to deliver their services in a genuine professional way, and you can be more than sure to have the job well performed, but if the budget of your wedding doesn’t allow you to hire one, than you should take into account the alternative of finding someone from your family or close friends that is willing to do this job for you; one that has the camera, of course, and not only THE camera but also knows something about the art of photo shooting, that something which helps him focusing on the key moments of your event, in this way allowing him to capture the essence contained in the displaying of the wedding.
As in any other job, photography comprises features that strictly belong to the its field, features that not everybody who owns a camera is aware of. As it had happened on one occasion when I attended a wedding of a friend of mine. It was the intimate kind of wedding since my friend and her hubby were a little short with the money at that time, and besides they are not the type of persons that like huge spectacular elements to define the events that take place in their lives. So they decided to stick to their taste and did in the end a pretty nice and warm party for their wedding, and I confess that I still have beautiful memories related to that event. Not to mention the photos that I have received from my friend that were indeed very artistically taken, which was quite stunning to me.
The wedding reception took place in a small intimate restaurant that could host no more than 50 persons. Right from the beginning I was stunned by the way they chose to use the flowers and do the decorations; it resembled a show dedicated to the beauty of flowers, to their delicacy and everything they symbolized. Even the place itself was filled with the perfume of the flowers; one had the nice feeling of being all the time in the middle of a garden. Starting with the bridal bouquet to the table centerpieces and corner decoration everything breathed flowers and I remember that I thought back then to have a picture of all that floral show to remind me later about the feeling I got all the time I spent at the wedding.
And my wish was listened to as later, after a week has passed from the wedding event I got some wedding flowers pictures from my friend and the images were so artistically realized that they looked even better than in the reality of that event.11
When you make the list of your expenses for your wedding ceremony you have to limit yourself to the budget you have available. There can be parts of your list that need to be cut, or replaced with others that are not so expensive, in this way reducing the costs and letting you save money for a more important element of your wedding ceremony. In your whole list of things to buy or to pay for exist plenty of elements that do not necessary have to be paid so expensive in order to look nice or to give your wedding a special effect only because of its high price. No way! Elements like music, location, theme, outfit, food actually all the compulsory elements of your wedding can suffer costs cuts without you to panic that it won’t look good if they are not highly paid for.
As it is the case with wedding flowers. There are options that you may take into account regarding the affordable wedding flowers. For one, instead of having them ordered piece by piece, or type by type you would rather prefer to order them wholesaled. There are floral services that deliver the flowers right to your front door, and you don’t have to be afraid that they don’t look perfect; they do and not only perfect but also fresh with their color not altered by the transportation and all.
While ordering the wholesale flowers you have to pay attention to the terms of the ordering because you need to know that you will receive exactly what you have paid for. Choosing flowers that are in season is another aspect that makes the flowers’ cost to be low. In this respect you should avoid fixing the date of your wedding in the days close to a national holiday or religious holidays since in these periods the price of the flowers may grow and this is not what you need especially when you are confined between the limits of a restricted budget.
The wholesale florists are normally aware of the fact that you chose their service because you are under the money embargo, therefore they will offer the affordable wedding flowers that are both popular and nice looking for your wedding party. Flowers like carnations, roses, daffodils, lilacs, hydrangeas, lilies are only a few that they are able to offer within the limits of the budget you have allocated for your wedding flowers. Wildflowers are a great choice for your wedding flowers, too. The delicacy and color they present can confer your wedding and photos that you take a unique and special look. This option goes very well especially for the weddings that take place outdoors, such as backyards, in a public garden, on the beaches, too, etc.
Another way to save money in the flowers’ sector is making the bridal bouquet and floral decorations for your reception space and table all by yourself. Advices of florists or decoration specialists in this matter are also to be found on websites and even if it takes time, they can still save you money, and what is your purpose from the very beginning if not to save money where the planning list allows you to?11
Your wedding reception is over, the personnel hired to assist you with the organization begin to clear the stage where the show of your wedding has been performed, and while doing this they keep asking you if there is anything you would like to have that is left from the wedding reception. First you don’t understand what is it exactly that they ask from you but when your eyes fall on your bridal bouquet that lays on a corner of a table then you realize that you actually would like to keep it to remind you of that big event of your life.
So you take it with you at home, still having the fresh perfume of the flowers and the joy that their colors offers still lighten up your soul and you smile content with your decision. But suddenly your smile is fading away, as you gradually realize that all that is present now in your wedding bouquet will faint sooner or later, and the flowers will die one day, and you will be forced to throw it for fear not to witness the dried petals falling down as tears fall on the cheeks of the sadness. Your thoughts are quite upset at this possibility and you begin asking for methods to show you how to dry wedding flowers. You browse the websites and a lot of options are given from hiring a professional to do that or to try doing it yourself.
The site with the professionals advise that is better to call someone to deliver their services due to their experience for one, and secondly because the process itself lasts 8 to 10 weeks and it needs thoroughly attention and care all this time. But the point is that most of the pros sites say that you had to call them before the wedding day was finished in order for them to give you tips of caring for and transporting it till the day they would have come and pick the bouquet up.
So you decide that at whatever risk you will attempt to preserve it following the steps of how to dry wedding flowers by yourself, steps which are generously described on different websites. Some of these steps include using drying agents such as silica gel, sand or borax, and through this process one has to completely cover each flower to draw out moisture. Other sites recommend that you ask a preservationist in order to tell you which type of flower can be preserved or not. During all your research you have to remember to keep your bridal bouquet in a cooler until they are ready to be preserved.
After the process of preservation is over (it took you some time with the drying method, with the spraying thing and all), you’d better start thinking of a nice decoration kit to display it nicely in a spot where you have all the time view, thus reminding you with pleasure of the day when you have promised to the man of your life.11