When choosing a Christmas flower arrangement, choose traditional colors to highlight the best of the holiday season. Consider using your Christmas flowers as alter decorations, at your wedding ceremony, or as a table decoration at your reception.
Flowers for the winter season include the following:
- Poinsettia: the traditional Christmas flower, available in white, cream, pink, and red.
- Christmas cactus: not easy to handle, but a real showstopper.
- Lilies: fragrant and symbolic.
- Holly: a Christmas favorite with a delicate combination of pointed leaves and red berries.
- Mistletoe: a green plant with small white flowers, this is a great decorating accent.
- Pine: boughs and garlands, with or without pinecones to accompany wedding flowers.
Red is deepened and intensified when it is paired with white. Blue can add a lot of holiday sparkle when matched with green or red. Royal purple can add elegance and sophistication when arranged with silver and blue.
If you have always enjoyed a specific type of flower, but it's not considered a traditional Christmas flower, think of ways to include it in your wedding by displaying or arranging it in a festive, holiday fashion.
Christmas ornaments come in dozens of colors and can be added to your Christmas floral arrangements to give them a holiday look. You can use traditional Christmas colors and designs, ornaments that match your wedding colors, or mix and match when designing your arrangements.
Pine trees can easily be decorated to look like Christmas trees. Decorate them with flowers for knock out reception or church decorations. Corsages and boutonnieres can be arranged with pine or holly accents, and then any flowers you choose to use will be made into a Christmas flower arrangement for your wedding.
Look to your own heartfelt memories and Christmas decorations in books for floral inspirations. Is there a special ornament or flower that means 'Christmas' to you?
Check out decorating magazines for ideas on how to incorporate flowers for the winter season into your wedding. Remember that the Christmas issues of magazines usually arrive a few months before the actual holiday.
Look online to see what you can find regarding winter wedding flowers. Walk through major department stores, tree lots and nurseries to see what these merchants have to offer. Your local florist will have many ideas too.
Fresh flowers for the winter season are limited, but versatile. Keep lots of notes on what you like and don't like so that when the time comes to choose, you will have a clear idea of your perfect flowers.
Be aware that you can use any type of flower you want for your Christmas themed wedding, however if fresh flowers are not available, consider silk flowers as an option. Silk flowers are sometimes less expensive, beautiful and always available.
Because you and your fiance' have your own special traditions and memories that you want to share during this special time of year, talk about why Christmas is special to both of you, and then choose flowers that reflect your shared emotions. If you let your feelings guide you, you are sure to choose flowers for the winter season that are the perfect winter wedding flowers for your Christmastime celebration.