Flowers. What a beautiful and fragrant way to accent your ceremony and reception, reflecting your style and flair.
When you choose your florist, you are also retaining a decorating consultant. A professional florist is not only knowledgeable on the huge array of different varieties that are available (especially helpful if you're feeling overwhelmed by all the different flowers online and in bridal magazines), but understands colors and contrasts, providing expert advice in the flowers that best complement the bride, her gown, the bridesmaid’s color’s, the ceremony, and the reception theme. Your florist will assist you in selecting:
Personal flowers: The bride’s bouquet; the maid of honor and bridesmaid’s bouquets; mother’s and grandmother’s corsages; female guests of honor corsages; the flower girl’s basket and petals; groom’s boutonniere; the best man and groomsmen boutonnieres; the father’s and grandfather’s boutonnieres; the usher’s boutonnieres; and the ring bearer’s boutonniere.
Reception Site Flowers: Guest book table; centerpieces for the Bridal table, individual guests tables, buffet table, and cake table. (Note: To save on costs, recycle the ceremony altar arrangements for the reception.)
To give you an idea of the different flowers available throughout the year, PrescottWeddings.com has compiled a list of the most popular and when they’re in season. Also, check out the TJI archives to learn more about the secret messages of flowers, and don't miss questions and answers about the use of flowers in the Miss SOS Archives.
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