Picking Wedding Flowers

The Meaning of FlowersChoosing flowers for your wedding can be a fun and creative outlet for many, but if you’re like me and have never given much thought to what your favorite flower is (they’re all pretty right?) deciding what flowers you want is not as simple as it sounds. Whether you’re doing faux or real, there are cost saving measures you can take to help your budget.

There are a lot of guides to help you choose what flowers you’ll want for your wedding but here are some basics for flower shopping:

  • If you decide to go for real, look at a lot of pictures and bring them with you when you see your florist so they can tell you the names and prices of the flowers you’re interested in (Pinterest is great for this). If you already know your favorite flower, your florist can build your bouquet and other arrangements around that and discuss options with you. Don’t forget to ask them about what will be in season during your wedding month.
  • Faux flowers can sometimes be just as expensive as real ones so you’ll need to do plenty of research before making your choices. Look at the materials they’re made of and keep an eye on the prices.
  • If you are more of a DIY person, give yourself plenty of time to get things purchased and put together. Several non-flower materials can be used to make beautiful and inexpensive decorations.
  • For a more personal and thoughtful approach to choosing your flowers, ask your mom, mother-in-law, grandmothers or someone close to you about their favorite flowers and incorporate them into your bouquet. You can make a meaningful arrangement not just for you but for your family.

If you’re interested in looking for special meanings in the flowers you choose try checking out these books:

Or checkout Flowerexpert.com for some more information and history.

You can also browse our catalog for more wedding flower resources.

If you want your real flowers on the cheaper side try looking at these inexpensive flowers that are popular for weddings. Also checkout the most expensive flowers in the world to truly appreciate your bargain.

Robin works in circulation and enjoys spending her time reading fantasy and Sci-Fi novels, running, Pinning, and watching way too much TV.