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Written by Paula Jones Last updated: July 6, 2013
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 you smile – so it should come as no surprise to him that you want plenty of pretty blooms on your big day. So where do you start with your wedding flowers?
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You could 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-ends, altar displays and so on? Let alone whether you should have real or silk flowers and how to find a good florist?
It’s all in Flowers and Bouquets – 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.
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