Contemporary flower arrangements for weddings include everything from the bride's bouquet to the centerpieces on the reception tables. An arrangement can be defined as the choices of flowers, the colors, the garnish, and the way the flowers are bunched or organized together. There's no wrong way to design your unique flower arrangements. While it may help to scan the bridal magazines for the latest flower fashions, personal style is the key to outstanding contemporary flower arrangements for your wedding.
Ideas for incorporating flowers into your wedding include the following.
- Small flowers can be arranged around elegant, contemporary candles on tables for creative centerpieces.
- Mini contemporary flower arrangements can be attached to the bride's hair.
- Blooms can be floated in bowls of water on stands for an elegant addition to your reception decorations.
- Large blooms can be woven over arches that mark the entrance to the reception or bunched in baskets marking doorways.
- Large bunches of blooms can be tied with raffia for an outdoor country wedding with a contemporary flair.
- A single, perfect, blooming rose in a contemporary vase can add drama to a more formal affair.
Flower petals strewn across the reception tables can decrease some of the expense for those on a tighter budget. Getting a reliable friend to shuttle the arrangements from the church to the reception can make your flowers do double duty. Make a list of where you want to have flowers and go over it with your bridesmaids a few times. With all those wedding plans dancing in your head, it would be easy to forget something important.
Areas to consider incorporating wedding flower arrangements include the following.
- Alter arrangements
- Pew bows
- Dressing rooms
- Guest book table
- Cake knife handle
- Church door handles
- Reception tables
- Bridal table
- Cake table
- Gift table
- Buffet table
- Edges of the dance floor
Choose a florist who has several unique designs in the portfolio you like. If you can find someone whose general style meshes with your own, your plans will go much smoother should there be any need to change things at the last minute. See if the business will supply you with references of other brides who loved their flowers. Be very suspect of anyone who cannot give you the name of a satisfied client.
Finally, make sure your wedding flower arrangements are a reflection of you and your fiance'. Don't be afraid to mix things up. Roses and orchids are as appropriate poking out of hollowed out gourds for a fall wedding as they are in sparkling crystal vases for a Christmas ceremony. If daisies have been your favorite flower since you were a child, let their sunny faces shine during your formal evening wedding using contemporary flower arrangements in stylish containers. Your wedding day is all about the two of you. Let your wedding flower arrangements reflect what makes you two unique.
Choose your wedding flower arrangements to reflect your personality and with some careful planning, unique flower arrangements can be the colorful thread that ties the whole ceremony together.