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Picking The Right Flowers For Your Wedding

Oct 25, 2007
A wedding will never be perfect if there are no flower ornaments adorned. You can see flowers decorated all throughout the wedding ceremony from the church all the way to the reception. Flowers give luster and life to the surroundings and it is one of the highlights of the occasion. There are abundant selections and alternatives that are useful for your flower needs which is also determined by the theme and the budget for your wedding. Here are some suggestions or information helpful in obtaining the best deals when it comes to flowers.

Be aware of your budget. You should plan ahead of time on how much money you are going you spend on your flowers. You should make a list of your expenses and set aside a certain amount which is just right for your flower needs. If money is not a problem then go ahead with your scheme and estimate on the budget after.

Flowers are everywhere. You can buy them in all malls or in flower shops along the road. You may think that it is easy to choose the right kind of flowers together with the design and chosen arrangement but this all needs cautious effort and a careful selection process in planning. You can get a lot of ideas from magazines, books about flowers for specific occasions, flower shops with displays of flower arrangements and from the other weddings you have attended for instance. You can also check out the internet for the latest wedding flowers. Before making any drastic plans you should gather all your thoughts with your florist.

Fresh flowers are quite expensive especially the imported ones. Since they are very delicate, they need the most care. Certain types even need to be placed in a refrigerator to maintain their freshness. You can cut a percentage of your budget by replacing some of your fresh flowers with candy flowers. Try asking your wedding caterer or cake supplier if they can arrange the flower icing. Another alternative is plastic flowers which can be mixed with your fresh flowers.

A wise tip for you is to minimize the use of fresh flowers. Instead of a bouquet for your entourage and bridesmaids, you could be resourceful and innovative by letting them carry just a long stemmed flower with a ribbon around it to make it look elegant and presentable for the occasion. Not only will you save money but you can spend some of your budget for other expenditures. For table ornaments or centerpieces you can use candles that are placed on a candleholder.

If you are spending too much of your time about your flower arrangements then it's better to consult a florist or a professional who can also suggest their ideas. You never know, they may have unique and imaginative ideas which you have never thought of.

If you feel that you are that creative then why not give it a try to be the florist for your wedding occasion. You can ask help from friends but if you don't have that much experience or no experience at all then you better start reading on books or magazines to learn on the fundamental methods and techniques of flower arrangement. Look for tips on how to store and expand the lifespan of freshly cut flowers.

It is important to plan ahead; two months or more prior to the wedding day. Last minute shopping won't do you any good. It is better if you organize and arrange all your plans so that you can budget your time. Being able to do this would save not only time but money as well.
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