We are HUGE fans of using wedding flowers as a theme for your decor. Minimalizing your decor expenses and splurging on your florals will create an elegant, modern reception. If you’re struggling to plan your wedding, check out this blog post.
This wedding was one of our favorites. The use of fresh flowers and floral arrangements as the elegant, beautiful decor made it one of the most memorable weddings to date. With the use of greenery and blush, orange flowers, the florals balanced the simplicity of Newport Beach House.
The importance of using an experienced wedding florist.
Using a wedding florist provides you with the knowledge and expertise of someone who has done so many weddings and looks at the priorities of wedding florals is essential.
Certain flowers and greenery last longer than others, some need to be given a certain amount of water and have other needs throughout a long day. Working with someone who understands these needs is essential to have beautiful, longlasting flowers on your big day.
Use your fresh wedding flowers as decor.
There is no need to jazz up space, leave your florist to it. You can either give them creative liberty and pick out a few color schemes or throw a few Pinterest images their way.
Although silk or wooden flowers are absolutely stunning, there is nothing like fresh flowers. Often times, fresh flowers can be much more expensive, however, there are ways to maximize your wedding flower budget. Working with incredible wedding florist can help you maximize the budget — florists know how to use your budget to your advantage.
With a gorgeous, elegant and simple space, a talented florist, like Botanica Flowers, can transform an empty space into a gorgeous ceremony and reception space.
Pick a color theme for your flowers.
Grab Pantone, or jump on Pinterest and pick a few colors that you love. Peach, coral and white are a phenomenal spring option for beach weddings. Search for your wedding season + even your location and wedding colors on Pinterest to find a few mood boards that will work for you.
Hiring a GOOD florist will cost you a solid investment that will be well worth the value. A good florist can create magic from just a little inspiration. Scan through florists work on Instagram and Pinterest, find folks that are executing floral designs that you truly love. Florists that have executed work similar to what you love will be able to create your wedding dreams.
With exquisite flowers, you won’t need much for decor, which will save you in the long run. So many couples buy a ton of decor that they then have to store before and after their wedding. With focusing your decor on flowers, you can store or rent minimal decor items and won’t have to deal with as much set up on your day.
Reuse your ceremony flowers for so much more…
There are LOTS of ways to reuse your ceremony florals and reception florals. For starters, use your floral archway as your backdrop for the sweetheart table. You can also use any aisle runners or bridesmaid bouquets for wedding centerpieces.
Getting the most out of your wedding flowers.
…There are a few more ways you can reuse your flowers though. The night before, use them as decor for your rehearsal dinner. The day after you can reuse your flowers for your brunch.
Giving back to the community.
Another option is donating your flowers to local Police Departments, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Fire Departments. Call ahead to see if that might be an option with local services. You can also potentially donate leftover food to the PD/Fire/EMS Departments in the area.
Bridal bouquets can also be re-constructed into smaller bouquets. When I lived on Block Island, I would break down bouquets and deliver them to all of the senior citizens I knew that lived in town. Having someone notice them and provide them with something cheery went a long way for some of the folks I delivered to.
Some hospitals will use them for patients that are hospitalized for long periods of time. Having a bit of nature inside the room can make a huge difference — this is something to talk to your florist, or planner about as they may know an option that already exists.
Schools will also sometimes take wedding florals that would otherwise be thrown out. Having something bright and cheery in office spaces can make a huge difference in how folks approach the day. Police departments and Fire departments will also sometimes take donations of flowers if you talk to them beforehand. Break down large floral pieces to fit in a normal mason jar or similar.