Can’t tell a gardenia bloom from a garden gnome? Don’t worry, Las Vegas brides, you don’t need to be a gardening whiz to choose your wedding flowers. If you’re wondering where to start, just take a look at these quick tips.
Choose your wedding color palette.
Know what colors you plan to use in your wedding’s decoration? Then you’ve already completed the first step to finding the best flowers for you. Choose blossoms that will blend with your wedding’s colors and tone.
Discover complementary colors.
Keep in mind you can incorporate complementary colors too. Just because your bridesmaids are wearing purple doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of color to their bouquets with a periwinkle, pink, or cream. Discover your favorite color combinations!
Do a little bit of research.
This is where your trusty friend, the Internet, comes into play. Type “wedding flowers” or “bridal bouquet” into Google or your favorite wedding planning website (like WeddingWire.com or TheKnot.com). If you prefer, you can also search through bridal books and magazines. View images and idea galleries until you find a flower, or even a whole bouquet, that catches your attention.
Make an appointment with a florist.
Visit a wedding florist, and bring your favorite flower photographs with you. If you haven’t chosen specific flowers yet, a florist may be able to provide you with scrapbooks and samples to narrow your search. Overall, be prepared to explain your wedding’s color scheme and tone. With this knowledge, a florist can help you decide what would work best to complement your vision.
Say “No” to green flowers.
No, I’m not opposed to going green by choosing wildflowers or shopping locally for my blooms. I just don’t like green-colored flowers. Brides, if you have an aversion to a certain color of flower, don’t let anyone talk you into it. You want to have a natural attraction to your bridal bouquet. That way, you’ll feel beautiful when you carry it on your wedding day.
Make memories and positive associations.
You’ll always remember what flowers you chose for your wedding. When you see those flowers in the future, you want to remember them fondly. For example, “Oh, I love mango calla lilies! Hubby, don’t they just remind you of our beautiful wedding?” sounds so much better than “Oh my gosh. I can’t believe we got talked into those horrid green hyacinths.” For your Las Vegas weddings, choose flowers you’ll love to look at for decades to come. Yes, even if they happen to be green-colored hyacinths.
Brides, you don’t need to know the difference between a Gerber Daisy and a Sunflower. You just need to know what looks and smells appealing to you. Follow today’s tips to handle the basics, and don’t sweat the small stuff. With a professional florist at your side, you’ll soon be enjoying wedding flowers that look just as beautiful as you’ll feel for your special day.
View Bridal Spectacular’s complete list of high-quality Las Vegas wedding florists for all budgets on our website. Find the florist whose style best fits you, and schedule an appointment for a consultation.
Author: Allyson Siwajian
Photographs: Allyson Siwajian