Handy Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

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Flowers, surprisingly, can add up to quite a hefty bit of your wedding budget, and that’s why it makes sense to give them a little more thought when you are making decisions during your wedding planning. While the greatest rule of all is to stay true to your heart, picking out wedding flowers is not as simple as it looks, though. The following handy tips will give all you brides-to-be a better idea when you’re approaching the task!

Your flowers shouldn’t just look great in real life, they should look great in photos too.

Be mindful of how your wedding flowers photograph — be sure to check that they look perfect from all angles (in the case of table pieces). In the case of your bridal bouquet, always make sure that it matches the vibe of your wedding dress, and is designed not to overwhelm your entire look in terms of colour and size. The last thing you want is to have all attention focused on an overly attention-grabbing bridal bouquet when you’re all decked out in style!

Think of flowers as an accent.

The easiest way to think of your wedding flowers is that they should add to the overall effect of your wedding. For example, if you are having an outdoor bohemian wedding, be sure to pick out flowers that match the mood and ambience of your venue. Apart from the typical centrepieces, do also put some extra thought into other ways you can inject flowers into your decorations, for example, by placing some small cut flowers on wedding stationery and etc. You’ll be surprised how these small touches can go a long way in creating a beautiful setting.

Sometimes, you can’t always have your way.

So maybe you have dreamt about having those gorgeous African roses in your wedding since five years ago. However, do keep in mind that some flowers may be seasonal, and flying them in off-season to tropical Singapore will cost you a bomb. Work with your florist to find similar alternatives that still give you the same look at half the price. On a related note, don’t think of your wedding flowers as something that is absolutely straightforward, and leave things to the last minute. Do factor in time for orders to be placed and delivered, and some extra time in case you need to consider alternatives.

Read the original article at Huffington Post.