Planning a wedding involves so many components. From the ceremony location to the limo home at the end of the night, brides and grooms want the day to be perfect. How should they go about selecting wedding flowers for the ceremony? 

Before they do anything, they need to see if the ceremony site has any restrictions. A church, temple or other house of worship may only permit flowers to be displayed in certain areas. If there is a mass coming in right after the ceremony, clean up time may be limited. However, some places will let the couple do as they please.

After checking with the regulations, couples should figure out where they want the flowers to be. For example, some will want the ladies in the bridal party to carry bouquets without any other flowers around. Other couples will have the entire space decorated from flowers on the altar to floral accents on the pew bows.

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Additionally, the mothers of the bride and groom might wear corsages, and the men may have a flower pinned into their lapels. Brides will also have to consider flowers for the reception such as centerpieces and a throw away bouquet for the bouquet toss. Once the couple has made a comprehensive list of everything that they want, they can move on to the next step in selecting wedding flowers.

Choosing whether to have real or fake flowers must be done early because florists can book out quickly. Both types of flowers have their advantages. Fake flowers are significantly less expensive than are real ones. However, real flowers are more beautiful, and fake flowers can look rather cheap if they aren’t done correctly. In most cases, it is worth it to pay for the pricier real flowers. Shopping around and getting different prices allows couples to find budget friendly florals.

Now that a florist has been selected and all of the plans have been made, it’s time to choose the specific flowers. When the couple have a color scheme in place for their wedding day, they will likely want the flowers to match. This is very helpful because it assists in narrowing down the expansive amount of flowers that are available. Generally, florists will create mock altar arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces. As a result, couples can figure out what factors they want to stay and which elements they are better off without before the big day.