If you were to make a list of the most important ingredients for a wedding – minus the intangibles like love and patience – you’d get to flowers real fast. They’re not as critical as say, a bride or groom or the rings, but they’re heads and shoulders over some of the other trappings like candles, programs or string quartets.
Flowers can play a significant role, from the bride’s bouquet to smaller bouquets for bridesmaids to the groom’s boutonnieres to corsages for grandparents. Arrangements of flowers can be placed all around the church or hall, and the flower girl can sprinkle petals as the bride approaches. Even a small-scale wedding can be enhanced with fresh and colorful flowers.
Here’s a quick run-down of useful floral-related wedding options:
- Real is better. Silk flowers are available, but there’s nothing that matches the look and feel of actual flowers.
- You don’t have to splurge. Your wedding planner or floral specialist should give you several choices, not just colors or styles but possible costs for different budgets.
- Colors abound. Any florist can find white flowers, from white roses to white carnations. But excellent florists can find combinations that match or complement the other colors at your event.
- One size doesn’t fit all. Veldkamp’s Flowers in Denver, Colorado offers many options even where bouquets are concerned. There are hand-tied ones that include the stems and are an excellent choice for garden weddings, or nosegay bouquets, which are round, aromatic clusters of flowers and a trendy choice.