Choosing your wedding flowers can be an overwhelming task.  There’s a lot to consider.  Ok, so the Bride and Bridesmaids will have bouquets or posies and the Groom and Groomsmen buttonholes but what about for the Church, the wedding car, the venue? Then there is the daunting trip to the florist where they as what flowers you would like? Erm, pink ones? So we’ve used our experience as florists in Shropshire and put together this blog post. It’s design to help you choose your wedding flowers, learn a bit more about some of the species available and how to make get the most out of your floral arrangements.

Obviously budget is a major factor but it is possible to create fabulous flowers (and a lot of them) without breaking the bank.  A great way to do this is to  incorporate more foliage into the arrangements that have different textures and tones which can look fab!  You can also save pennies by giving the arrangements more than one role for the day.  Pew ends from the church can be transported and hung in the venue or the Brides maids bouquets can be displayed on the cake table.  You just need a trusty designated person to sort it out and that’s it, job done!

There’s such a vast selection to choose from but unless there is a particular flower that needs to be used because it’s your favourite or holds sentimental value then we always advise to use seasonal blooms.  Seasonal blooms are more readily available, are better quality as they can be sourced within the UK and picked and delivered in a short space of time and are generally a lot cheaper. Obviously summer months offer more choice in terms of flowers and colour, the blowsy heads of Peonies to the acid green of Alcemilla Mollis – but winter months also have a lot to offer.  I love Christmas arrangements full of evergreen foliage and bright accents from vibrant red Holly berries.

Below we’ve put together some colour palettes of flowers with their name. This will help you when you go in to speak with your florist about the flowers you like. If you select a reputable florist they will guide you through seasonal availability.

A selection of pink flowers to choose from on your wedding day.

A selection of pink flowers to choose from on your wedding day.

Neutral and white flowers come in a variety of textures to add interest to your bridal flowers.

Neutral and white flowers come in a variety of textures to add interest to your bridal flowers.

White wedding flowers with large blooms mean you need fewer flowers to create an impact.

White wedding flowers with large blooms mean you need fewer flowers to create an impact.

Shades of purple, blue and pink can make the floral arrangements 'pop' on your wedding day.

Shades of purple, blue and pink can make the floral arrangements ‘pop’ on your wedding day.

Orange and citrus coloured wedding flowers look vibrant and fresh id a bouquet.

Orange and citrus coloured wedding flowers look vibrant and fresh id a bouquet.

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