How to Select the Best Flowers for a Winter Wedding
According to many wedding experts, the most popular months for a wedding to take place are June and October. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to follow tradition. If you happen to be someone who simply loves the holiday season or there is some kind of sentimental significance behind getting married during the wintertime, we say “Go for it!” After all, is there anything more beautiful than a bride in white in the midst of a winter wonderland?
Now, if we do offer one word of caution it would be this: It’s important to select some flowers that correlate with the season of your festivities. Otherwise, you could find yourself either not having the kind of bouquets and decorations that you are truly complementary for your wedding or you may end up spending a ton of money in the process.
So, how do you go about selecting the best flowers for your winter wedding? We’re so glad that you asked. Check our five tips out below:
Think about where you want them. There are some people who only want flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres, while others desire that both the wedding venue and reception hall be filled with them. Based on the category that you fall into, that is going to help to determine what kind of flowers to select, so write down your “floral wish list” first and then build from there.
Do some online research. Thanks to the internet, you can find out all kinds of information concerning the kinds of flowers that are ideal for the winter season. Some of them include Snowdrops, Lady Slipper Orchids, Poinsettias, Tulips, Sweet Peas, Carnations and the Christmas Rose, just to name a few.
Consult with a florist. Once you have some kind of idea of the types of flowers that are available during the winter season, it’s then time to make a call to a couple of florists in your area. There are a few reasons why this is a good idea. One is so you can find out if they have the flowers that you prefer. Another reason is to hear about some other recommendations that they might have. Still another is to get an idea of what the pricing will be. This brings us to the next point.
Figure out your budget. It can be really tempting to pay for a room full of orchids, but that’s also a surefire way to break your budget too. In coming to a decision about which flowers are best for your wedding, have a couple of options in mind. For instance, you might want to make the bridal bouquet full of Christmas Roses while having the bridesmaids hold a bouquet of poinsettias or carnations. It’s still pretty but it’s much cheaper.
Price the flowers out. When it comes to wedding flowers, florists tend to charge a bit more during the winter months simply because some of the flowers that you might want may be harder to come by. That is why it’s also a good idea to figure out which flowers you can get yourself (again, like poinsettias and carnations) and leave the others up to the professionals. You never know, you might be able to work out a deal with your local grocery store to get a few potted poinsettia plants that could end up saving you a couple of hundred dollars easily. And that would definitely make your winter wedding floral shopping experience that much sweeter.