Inspired by The Chelsea Flower Show, Part One : Choosing Wedding Flowers

Inspired by The Chelsea Flower Show : Choosing Wedding Flowers

With the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show currently in full bloom, what better time to start thinking about choosing your wedding flowers – but where to start?

Inspiration

Gather advice from friends and family, and familiarise yourself with the different types of flowers you could potentially choose from by flicking through bridal magazines and websites.

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Budget

In order to find potential florists that are appropriate to your needs, before anything else you will need to establish a budget. Rather than simply plucking a figure out of thin air, carefully consider how many flowers you will need for the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, table displays, altar displays, buttonholes and corsages before making a decision.

Style

Different flowers complement different wedding themes. Think about your planned theme – is it vintage or contemporary? Formal or relaxed? There is also your wedding colour scheme to consider; you will want to incorporate flowers that reflect and complement your chosen colours without becoming overpowered by them.

Think about the style of bouquet that you would like to hold. For example, would you like something neat and round, large and cascading, or perhaps a simple modest posy?

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Click on the image in the collage that impressed you and go straight to the supplier's website to find out more.

Dress

The bridal bouquet that you choose should largely depend on the style of your wedding dress. If your gown is simple, slight and delicate, then a simple bouquet will complete this soft, romantic look. If you will be wearing an extravagant, highly-embellished gown, however, then you can afford to go all out and choose a large bouquet too – although don’t let it cover too much of your favourite detail!

Season

Choosing in-season, local flowers will save you a LOT of money! To find out which flowers are in season and when, come back tomorrow for Part Two.

We hope this has helped to narrow down or at least informed your choice. For celebrity bouquet inspiration, jump over to Wedding Inspiration : Celebrity Bouquets

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