The Wedding Planner
A Rose Is A Rose Is a Rose. Unless It’s In a Wedding.
In that case it’s a boutonniere, a bouquet, a centerpiece or a grand display.
It’s hard to create a romantic atmosphere without flowers. The beauty and fragrance they add can dress a room more lavishly than almost any other single element. Both flowers themselves and the arrangements they’re used in can create or add to the style of your wedding, from the traditional to the avantgarde.
You should take a look at both what your Consultant or Catering Manager can provide, as well as personally visiting several florists to view the kinds of arrangements they specialize in. Also, be aware that it doesn’t take much for this to become a major budget item. Flowers can be very expensive. And they are perishable. The good news is that it doesn’t take a lot to create an impression.
Be sure to choose a bouquet that flatters the gown you are wearing. It’s also a good idea to stick with seasonal flowers. If they have to bring them in from “sunnier climes”, they’ll charge for it.
Make It Happen:
Meet with the florist or floral arranger about four to six months in advance.
Be sure to distinguish what you want at the church versus the reception, and whether it’s permissible to take the flowers you use to decorate the church from there to the reception.
Decide in advance – and tell your bridal party and friends – whether you intend to throw your bouquet or not.