Comprehensive Check list for Shopping for your Wedding Bouquets and Floral Decor

When you visit with your potential florists you will want to have some idea of what florals you will be needing for your wedding. What follows is a basic shopping list for your personal, ceremony and reception florals. Use this list to help you create your wedding flower budget.

When it comes to who pays for what these are the traditional guidelines:  Bride and family pay for floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception, plus bouquets and corsages for bridesmaids and flower girls. Groom and family pay for the bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres for men and corsages for mothers and grandmothers.

Personal Flowers

  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Toss Bouquet
  • Maid of Honor Bouquet
  • Bridesmaids Bouquets
  • Flower girl Basket
  • Mother’s Corsages (Groom’s and Bride’s mothers)
  • Grandmother Corsages
  • Hostess and any other Special Women Corsages
  • Groom’s Boutonniere
  • Best man’s Boutonniere
  • Groomsmen Boutonnieres
  • Ring Bearer’s Boutonniere
  • Father’s Boutonnieres (Both Sides)
  • Grandfather’s Boutonnieres

Ceremony Flowers & Decorations

Ceremony Decor
  • Altar Flowers
  • Gazebo Flowers or any other Large Structure you Plan to Marry Under
  • Rose Petals to Walk On
  • Aisle Decorations – Pew Bows – Floral Arrangements
  • Candelabra
  • Aisle Runner
  • Special Lighting

Reception Flowers and Decor

  • Table Centerpieces
  • Head Table Centerpieces
  • Cake Table Flowers
  • Food Table Arrangements
  • Pool Floats
  • Hanging Decor
  • Special Lighting

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