How to choose wedding flowers
We tell you everything you need to know about wedding flowers
Chances are, if you have agreed to marry your husband-to-be, he has pushed the boat out and given you a bunch of flowers at some point (we hope!).
By your thrilled reaction, he will know that even the smallest bunch of daffodils can make a girl smile lots – so it should come as no surprise to him that you want plenty of pretty blooms on your big day.
You could even remind him that history pretty much backs up your argument for having them too, as Roman brides and grooms wore garlands of flowers to symbolise new life and fertility… and who’d want to chance doing without the luck they might bring?
But how on earth do you choose exactly what flowers and how many you need for your bouquet, bridesmaids, hair decorations, pew trimmings, altar displays… you name it? Let alone whether you should have real or silk flowers and how to find a good florist?
Easy. Just consult our guide here for everything you need to know about wedding flowers, from what to buy, what they mean, which flowers suit each season, how to budget for them, when to use real or fake flowers and how to find a florist, to what flowers are best used in your venue, and for your bridal, bridesmaid bouquets and buttonholes.
Then take a look at our suppliers directory for wedding and party florists in your area.
- Choosing wedding florists
- What wedding flowers to buy
- Budgeting for your blooms
- Flowers, décor & photography
- Seasonal wedding flowers
- Bridal bouquets & buttonholes
- Flowers for the wedding venue
- The language of flowers
- Faking it
- Latest floral styles: Choosing
- Latest floral styles: Next step
- Latest floral styles: The ceremony