It’s the height of wedding season here at Hicks, and we know the importance of creating a perfect atmosphere! While flowers have their traditional ways of being utilized, they can also be used to help bring your wedding theme to life in unexpected ways without breaking your budget. Here are 4 tips on how to use flowers at your wedding:
How to Use Flowers at Your Wedding Traditionally
In your effort to make your floral dreams come true for your wedding, don’t forget the basics of what you and your wedding party will need. Remember to save room in your floral budget for:
- The bride’s bouquet
- Bridesmaids’ bouquets
- The groom’s boutonniere
- Groomsmens’ and officiant’s boutonnieres
- Mothers’ and grandmothers’ wrist corsages
Don’t Forget to Budget for Ceremony Florals
With the fuss of planning a reception to wow your guests, don’t forget the main reason you are bringing all your loved ones together – the wedding. Make sure to set aside ample planning time and floral budget for your ceremony. Consider a show-stopping archway or canopy at the front. Also, consider placing a bloom with ribbon on the inner aisle of the ceremony seating, so guests do not walk too far down the aisle as they are being seated. Once you see the ethereal feel that blooms will add to your ceremony pictures, you will be glad you made the investment.
Don’t Be Afraid to Mix and Match Table Centerpieces
The costs of floral arrangements for your wedding can quickly add up. An easy way to offset these costs is to mix and match the size and style of your table arrangements. For reception tables, use an array of table sizes, such as a mixture of 48-inch and 60-inch round tables. Larger tables can accommodate larger arrangements while you can use a smaller arrangement with a collection of candles on smaller tables. Have questions about table rentals for your wedding? Contact us for a FREE quote or consultation.
Repurpose Ceremony Flowers at Your Wedding Reception
Repurpose bridesmaids’ bouquets by using them as your table centerpieces in a glass cylinder with water after the ceremony. Speak to your florist and venue team about repurposing your floral archway by placing it at the entrance of your reception for guests to walk under or placing your canopy over your cake table for jaw-dropping pictures. With guests in line to eat dinner, they won’t notice the small changes your venue team makes to flip the room before the reception begins.
Let Hicks help you create the wedding of your dreams! For more information, contact Event Rentals by Hicks.