A Guide To Help You Plan Wedding Flower Arrangements

This guide will help you plan your wedding flower arrangements. You must agree with me that flowers play a significant role in weddings.

But, this is just a guide. Different bride will have different budget and different style. This guide will show what flower arrangements to get for your wedding.

This guide also helps you plan. In case you miss out anything, this guide helps avoid disappointments.

I'm sure your florist will also have a list of her own, but it is always better to have your own to double check.

By the way, do you know how to choose a florist for your wedding?

Back to our wedding flower arrangements, we'll start with...

Bridal Bouquets

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Bouquets are a must. First of all, you need to get the bride's wedding bouquet. There are a lot of bouquet styles to choose from.

Next, your bridesmaids. How many of them? You need to get a bridal bouquet for each of them. Remember, bridesmaid bouquets should be smaller in size and matches the flowers of your bouquet.

Then, the Maid Of Honor. She carries a bouquet too.

So, what to do with your bridal bouquet after your wedding? Since it plays such a significant role in your wedding, you could preserve it.

Wedding Boutonnieres

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First of all, the groom needs a boutonniere.

The Best Man needs a boutonniere, too. And so does the bride's father, the groom's father, both grandfathers, ushers, the ring bearer and not forgetting the Guestbook Attendant.

So you'll need lots of boutonnieres. Here are ideas for your wedding boutonnieres.

Wedding Corsages

Just like boutonnieres, you'll need corsages for the bride's mother, groom's mother, both grandmothers and Guestbook Attendant.

Browse ideas for your wedding corsages.

Ceremony Flowers

During your wedding ceremony, you need to prepare decorations for the main altar and also the aisle or pews.

You also need to prepare the wedding ring pillow.

The florist will know this.

Reception Flowers

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For your wedding reception, centerpieces are very important. Without them, your wedding looks bare. You'll need

  • Main table centerpiece
  • Guest table centerpieces
  • Gift table centerpiece
  • Buffet table centerpiece
  • Bar centerpiece
  • Guestbook table centerpiece

These centerpieces can be of the same type of flowers or not, but make sure they all blend into the theme of the wedding.

Apart from the centerpieces, don't forget to decorate your wedding cake with flowers. There are many ways to decorate a wedding cake with flowers.

Take a look at real wedding reception decoration photos to get you inspired.

Flower Girl Flowers

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Besides the bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centerpieces, you also need to consider other flower arrangements for your wedding. That would be flower arrangements for the flower girl.

  • Flower girl basket
  • Flower girl headbands
  • Flower girl petals to toss

These are the flower girl flowers that you need to consider.

Fresh Flower Wedding Cakes

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You can also decorate your wedding cake with fresh flowers. Use flowers like roses, hydrangeas, peonies and orchids for your wedding cake.

Wedding Wine Glasses

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This decoration might not be as important as your bridal bouquet but it helps pull your wedding theme throughout. Decorate your wine toasting glasses with simple arrangements of fresh flowers. You could also use the same flowers to embellish your wine bottle.

Wedding Cake Serving Utensils

For your cake cutting ceremony, you can decorate the wedding cake utensils with simple flower decoration. A single bloom of flower, tied with a ribbon to the knife is already a great addition to your wedding decoration.

Welcome Board Decoration

This is optional, you can decorate your welcome board uniquely with fresh flowers. Your welcome board can be in many forms, can be on a standing frame, can be hanged or even placed on a table. Spice up your welcoming board using the same flowers in your wedding theme.

More resources for wedding flowers...

Popular Wedding Flowers
Find out what are the popular flowers for wedding bouquets.

Decorating Wedding Cakes With Fresh Flowers
Find out the different ways of decorating wedding cakes using fresh flowers.

Here is a guide on how to plan your wedding flower arrangements according to your wedding theme...

Here is another guide to plan your wedding flowers according to the season in which you plan your wedding...

For other popular wedding themes like Calla lily weddings, Black and White and Sunflower weddings, visit these pages on popular wedding themes and wedding flower ideas.

Also, I have a few recommended books on wedding flower arrangements. So if you are looking for ideas on the designs of wedding flower arrangements like centerpieces, bouquets and corsages, be sure to check out this page.

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