Wedding season is in full swing! Newly engaged couples will be attending weddings, shows, and exhibitions searching for inspiration for their big day; and those in the midst of planning their big day will be finalising those finer details – like the flowers and venue decoration.
When it comes to organising wedding flowers in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, don’t make things more complicated than they have to be. We have put together our ‘Go-To Guide’ for the different flower arrangements you will need for your big day as well as some top tips for avoiding mishaps.
A Guide to Wedding Flowers
It can be a little overwhelming organising a wedding, but it pays to be prepared. Knowing the different types of flowers you will need for your bridal party, photos and general décor can be the difference between buying flowers you don’t necessarily want or need and making you day perfect for you and your partner.
We’re going to start with the basic flower requirements that most wedding parties opt for as well as some of the most comprehensive arrangements so you can pick and choose what will work best for your big day.
- Bride’s bouquet
- Bridal hair flowers
- Bridesmaids’ bouquets
- Bouquet for throwing
- Groom’s buttonhole
- Groomsmen buttonholes
- Mother of the Bride Corsage
- Mother of the Groom Corsage
- Father of the Bride Buttonhole
- Father of the Groom Buttonhole
- Grandparents Corsages / Buttonholes
- Flower Girl and Ring Bearer flowers and buttonhole
- Aisle flowers
- Altar flowers
- Top table flowers
- Table flowers / Centrepiece
- Cake table
- Getaway car flowers
To make sure your big day is as perfect as you want it to be, here are some of the most common floral pitfalls to avoid!
- Using just one colour – while matching bridesmaid dresses and flowers is a popular move, be sure to include accent and contrast colours to make them really stand out
- Flowers with an intense fragrance is a great way to decorate the altar, but continuing the theme onto your tables and throughout the ceremony is a great way of setting off allergies
- Re-use the flowers from your wedding ceremony throughout the rest of your day. Not only will your floral theme be cohesive and much cheaper, but the flowers won’t go to waste either
- Consider your guests and their enjoyment of your big day. Big arrangements might look great but it’s not so great for those sat behind them with a limited view of the ceremony!
- Trust your florist – they know what they’re doing. A little flexibility can often be the difference between your wedding flowers being fine and being breath-taking
- Choose floral arrangements that work with your overall wedding theme. Calla lilies look modest and contemporary but will look a little out of place if you are having a wedding with a country theme.
So, whether you’re on the lookout for inspiration or are ready to commit to your wedding flowers, we have bouquet arrangements, table pieces, buttonholes, corsages, and much more available on our website that will make your day as special as can be.
For more information, please contact a member of our team on 0131 447 1788 to discuss your requirements.