How to Create the Perfect Spring Wedding Bouquet
While most people are bemoaning cold weather and grey skies, I love the end of winter. It’s at this time of year that spring brides start confirming the details of their wedding bouquets, weighing up the benefits of one type of bloom over another, and getting excited by the approach of their wedding.
There are several different factors to consider when looking for the perfect flowers for a spring wedding.
What is in Season?
As well as having access to fantastic fresh flower producers in the UK, we can easily obtain flowers from some of Europe’s best cut flower growers quickly and easily. This gives brides a wide array of flowers to choose from.
In March, amaryllis, anemone, aster, daffodil, freesia, muscari, lily of the valley, tulip, and viburnum, are some of the more popular wedding flowers to choose from. Along with favourites such as roses, carnations and orchids. A lot of the flowers which bloom in March and April are also available in May, making May a popular month for many local wedding florists.
What is your Budget
The average couple spends around 3% of their total budget on flowers. This amount covers bouquets, buttonholes, table centrepieces, and flowers to decorate the church or ceremony venue. Be clear about your budget when talking to your potential wedding florist – they are experts at being creative to help you get the effect you want with the budget you have. You may not need to spend as much as you think to get a great effect.
What is your Wedding Style?
Your flowers should complement the overall style of your wedding, including your venue and your dress. A loose bouquet of sunflowers and daisies would be overshadowed by a sleek 1930s-style wedding dress and a cocktail reception. Likewise, a tightly tied bouquet of regimented deep red roses would look out of place at a relaxed country garden wedding.
Fragrant, or not Fragrant?
Smell is a powerful trigger for memories. If you carry a scented flower such as lilac, rose, or jasmine in your bouquet, their fragrance will forever transport you back to one of the happiest days of your life. Fragrant flowers are wonderful for a bride’s bouquet, however they should be avoided for table centrepieces where their smell can interfere with the flavours of the food.
What are the Most Popular Wedding Flowers?
Roses remain the most popular wedding flower for brides in the UK. They are widely available all year round, come in a rainbow of colours, and are affordable even when imported.
The most popular colours for wedding flowers are white and cream, with blush and soft pinks following closely behind.
Enjoy Spring and all its colourful glory !!