Wedding Planning – Helping the Bride and Groom Plan their Wedding Day Flower Arrangement For The Ceremony & Reception
Depending on your budget, there is no limit to what can be achieved.Upon picking the venues for your ceremony and reception, it would be a good idea for you and your partner to go to each location and look at how the areas are set out and what the layout for the floral arrangements will be.
You can consult the experts of a wedding planner to help with this area. If you are sticking to a tight budget, you may want to consider silk flowers, now a days silk flowers can look just as good as the real thing, except for the smell of course. You may want to consider using real flowers for the bridal table and maybe use the silk flowers for the guests tables and other arrangements where people are not going to notice if the flowers do not have a scent. Using floral arrangements as centerpieces is also a nice touch.
You can have your florist or wedding planner arrange flowers around candelabras or with fruit arrangements or to the theme that you have selected. At your bridal table you can line the outside of the table with a border or flowers.
Another idea is to use the bouquets as centerpieces when you have been seated at the bridal table. Take the time to try and get the flower arrangements correct, especially if they are the centerpieces of the table, as this is where most of the time will be spent with your family and friends, and also ensure that you are able to see the guests over the over the top of your flower arrangements.
If you are having your wedding at a small church it would be preferable to use smaller arrangements throughout the church so not to overpower the look of the ceremony. The same applies if you are having a wedding in a big church, you would need to increase the size of the flower arrangements to avoid them looking too small in comparison to the size of the church. A big advantage to having the ceremony in a garden or park is that you can cut down on the expense of flowers, especially if your wedding is held in spring or summer, as a number of the trees and gardens will be in flower.
Try to locate your ceremony close to these areas, and maybe spread some rose petals over the aisle or in any hedges that may align the isle. This way you can incorporate natural plants as well as flowers.
At the end of the ceremony or reception, if you have arranged for them to do so, your wedding planner or florist can take down the floral arrangements for you, especially if they have been rented to you or are on loan by the company, this is a good idea, especially when having a church wedding as you may not be the only couple getting married on that day, and there will not be enough time for anyone to spend the time taking the flowers down. Check with your florist or wedding planner first to make sure that there is no extra charge for doing this, or what it will cost you to have them there.