Thursday, April 7, 2011

When Grocery Store Flowers Won't Do

Now that spring has arrived, I get so excited to see the flowers blooming and seeing the beauty of those flowers formed into bouquets or centerpieces. Now I'm fully aware of the DIY conscience bride who feels she can make her wedding bouquets and centerpieces, but please understand the grocery store florals should not make the cut :) I know flowers can be expensive and that saving where you can while planning your wedding will bring a smile across your face...and the grooms. But let's consider some of the tips I've listed below while making the best floral decisions for your wedding day.

  • Your florist should purchase the freshest and highest quality blooms available. The following flowers are GREAT spring flowers and aren't costly because they are in season: tulips, daffodils, lilacs, ranunculus, peonies , and sweet peas. Orchids, roses and calla lilies are year-round flowers and are awesome for both bouquets and centerpieces.

  • I know brides love the tall centerpieces, but you can create that elegant look with the use of branches and clusters of flowers rather than using all flowers.

  • Using larger blooms to create centerpieces and bouquets can save a bundle because most "wedding" flowers are charged per stem.

  • Displaying a single stem in a very cool vase or container can make a striking centerpiece for the modern bride.

But should you walk down the DIY aisle of flowers, purchase them wholesale and allow a professional to make the arrangements.

Until next time...WEDologize!

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