Hope y'all have all had a great Easter and past week! There's one thing that I always get asked from brides and think that every bride ponders... what type of flowers should they use in their bouquets!? And my answer to all of y'all is simply what makes you happy! I know that many brides, and people in general for that matter, don't know all the crazy varieties of flowers out there but whatever makes you smile now will make you smile on your wedding day.
A funny thing that I always get asked is the meaning of flowers or if they are associated with certain feelings/event. Yes, of course, if you Google flower meanings or what is commonly used in weddings versus funerals some definite flowers will pop up, like red roses for love, carnations for funeral arrangements, so on and so forth. But luckily to say most if not all of these "ideas" of flowers have been thrown out the window in the past couple of years. As a bride you need to stick with what you love so on YOUR day you will not regret anything. The one biggest thing I can tell you is to do what you love and don't let parents or other loved ones overshadow what you love. Mostly any florist can tell when a bride is being overshadowed and if this happens to you just meet with them one-on-one to tell them what you'd really love. Bring pictures of what your thinking or swatches of your colors so we can help to steer you in the right direction, and if you don't like something just let us know because we are here to help make your visions become reality. But the side note here, especially with Pinterest around, is that flowers are not cheap, sorry to say but the prices you see at Heb, Walmart, Kroger, etc, are not what you will receive from any wedding florist because your paying for quality and color choice above all else. Now this is not to say that you can't do a low budget wedding, it's just that you have to be willing to change some flower choices, size, and amounts of bouquets, centerpieces, and corsages/bouts. What I will always say is spend the most money on your bouquet.. Yes you the Bride! Get what you'd like and change around all of the rest to fit your budget.
And the key here is to be open with your florist, whether it is me or someone else, we only know what you tell us and please believe me when I say this, we can tell how you really feel when you receive them and sadly at that time it's too late for us to change anything about them. But ask us what we think, tell us your colors and we can recommend flowers, then Google them... think about it. Remember this is your day and we are here to help you. Please ask me any questions you have about certain flowers... when they are available... what colors they are available in... whether they will hold up okay in a bouquet. Now it's your turn to say write something! So have a wonderful week and throw the questions/comments this way if you'd like, I'd be more than happy to answer them for you!! :)