Dreaming of a eucalyptus garland draping off your harvest table? Or centerpieces towering on guest tables? What about your bridal bouquet - is it a full & lush wildflower bouquet, or a simple & classic one made out of roses? It’s safe to say that wedding flower arrangements have become a major part of the overall wedding design, but many brides struggle on knowing where to begin. You might not know the first thing about flowers, but don’t worry - we’re here to help! We’ve talked to the experts and have gathered 3 of the best tips on how to choose wedding flower arrangements and creating the best floral design for you & your wedding style.
#1 - Pick your team
It might seem a little backwards for us to suggest that you select your floral artist before anything else, but trust us. They are the experts, and will be able to help guide you through the process, and eventually bring all of your floral dreams to life! Even though you might have no idea what you’re looking for, go to different florists to learn more about their artistic style. Be open & transparent that you aren’t sure what you’re looking for yet. It’ll be good to see how each artist works with you to narrow down your style! At the end of the day, go with your gut. Choose to work with the artist that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and excited about talking floral design! Once you have your floral artist, the rest is easy!
#2 - What is your style?
You’ve probably already heard this a million times, but when it comes to your wedding you will not be able to please everyone. It’s just not possible! So why not make sure you love everything?! Florals are a very particular item, which means people will have their own very particular tastes. But the key to beautiful wedding flower designs? Make sure YOU love them! You might dream of a delicate bouquet with an intricate design, while someone else swoons over a bright & colorful bouquet with tons of texture.
The best way to find your floral style is to start by looking at your overall wedding design. Think of your colors, your venue, your dress, the time of year, etc. What kind of vibe does your wedding have? A beachy & fun vibe? A classic, timeless feel? A cozy & intimate one? Take that feeling and run. Go to Google, Pinterest, whatever it might be, and search for that exact wedding flower style. Go through all the pictures and pick out what you like, and most definitely what you don’t like. Bring all of those notes & pictures to your florist and we guarantee they will be able to work with you to design arrangements you LOVE! After your wedding, you’ll wonder how you ever didn’t know what you wanted.
#3 - What is your budget?
Once you’ve narrowed down your style, it’s time to start designing! But before we get started, let’s talk budget. Ever go into a store “not looking for anything,” but then buy like 20 things? Odds are you spent more money than you intended. The same exact thing will happen if you go into floral design without a budget. You’ll fall in love with these dream worthy bouquets, installations, and hedge walls...only to have your heart broken when you see the price tag. We don’t want that to happen to you! Take a hard look at your wedding budget and decide exactly how much you want to allocate to florals. Once you’ve got that magic number, bring it to your florist and let the fun begin!
Do your research, study the trends, and speak to your florist. You'll be amazed by how much you can learn about your personal style, and in awe of your gorgeous wedding flowers! Here at Bellagala, we know how stressful wedding planning can be (especially when you don’t know where to start with certain things!). That’s why we’ve curated a team of the best vendors, so you don’t have to. Our team of floral designers are experienced, knowledgeable, and provide a wide variety of styles. We’re sure there’s a floral artist for everyone!