Wedding Days: Love's in
Bloom...Anyone Seen the Flowers?
by: Peter Carnater
Everyone hopes to have a picture-perfect
wedding day. Getting to that point takes
untold amounts of time, money, energy and
patience. Even the tiniest detail cannot be
left unchecked, if we have any hope of eluding
Murphy's Law. These days, brides-to-be must
even consider potential allergic reactions to
their flowers, in addition to the more
traditional details. It's enough to crush the
faint of heart.
A big item on the wedding planning list is
the flowers for the church, the wedding party
and the reception. It that goes wrong, it can
be a real disaster. Many problems can arise in
this area, such as flowers not being delivered
on time, not fresh, or not the flowers the
bride ordered. Just imagine if your perfectly
orchestrated color scheme is ruined because
the wrong colored flowers arrived. Just try
sending them back or getting new ones in time.
Besides the ambiance of the wedding being
ruined, there is now an upset bride. Taking
certain precautions may avoid this disaster.
The first detail to be attended to is the
color scheme you are choosing . Be sure to be
decide this well advance, or you will
guarantee yoursel a headache.You will usually
base the colors of the flowers on the colors
of the bridesmaids' dresses, so decide on that
before you start to look at flowers. Stick to
your color scheme and then pick flowers in
that color scheme. Be definite about the
color. Some flowers are available in just
about every colors, while others are limited.
Don't try to pick a specific type of flower,
it may not work with that color scheme, just
start with the color. Bring swatches and be
ready to complement rather than match. Before
that first crucial meeting with the florist,
certain steps will prepare you.
Even though, nowadays, many flowers are
available all year long, you need to take the
season of your wedding into account when you
are choosing your flowers. There is a certain
charm added to the wedding if the flowers suit
the season. Sunflowers in the middle of winter
may not convey the tone you want, plus out of
season flowers arel probably be more
expensive. Formal church weddings need more
sophisticated arrangements than a wedding on
the beach, so you need to consider the type of
wedding you're planning.
When you are planning the budget for your
flowers, keep your total wedding budget in
mind. A rule of thumb is to spend ten to
fifteen percent of your total wedding budget
on the flowers. Spending more than that will
cause you to skimp on other more important
items. Discuss your budget and its limitations
honestly with your florist at the very
beginning. He can work with you to explore
different ideas that will make your day
perfect and still keep this lovely part of
your wedding in budget.
You also have to consider the size of the
bouquets for both you and your bridesmaids,the
shade of your gown, if you are going to have
an additional bouquet to toss, and the
temperature of the season, if you will be
outdoors for any lenghth of time. (Many
flowers react badly to very cold
temperatures.) And as if that is not enough to
worry about, you need to worry about pollen
that may stain your gown. (For example, lilies
should have stamens removed because of this
problem.) Be flexible, and make sure you take
the advice of your florist.He wants your day
to be perfect too.
|About The Author
Peter Carnater runs the website Flowers Niche which is a site dedicated
to providing all the very latest news and
views related to flowers. This is a
complete flowers research center providing
easy access to everything flowers related.
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questions or comments about this article.