Rustic or beachy, far-flung or backyard, there’s one factor linking every type of wedding decor: Flowers. No matter what your dream wedding looks like, blooms and blossoms are more than likely a key part of it (and if you haven’t quite figured out what your petal language is, well, we can help with that).
When you think about the sheer scope of wedding floral design—including bridesmaids’ flowers, the groom boutonniere, wedding table flowers, and more—you quickly realize the importance of picking the right pro. The wedding florist you decide to work with will end up being a key member of your team, responsible for bringing some of the biggest parts of your day-of vision to life. And while there are plenty who are pure artists, they can’t spin magic out of thin air. Prior to searching for and booking a wedding florist, devote time to figuring out your floral MO.
Do you close your eyes and see a space dripping with flowers, or are you more inspired by a more sparse, minimalistic look? All about a wild, undone enchanted forest vibe? Love when flowers are clean, monochromatic, and decidedly manicured? It all makes for a breathtaking wedding—and figuring out your preference early will help you achieve what you want.
Picture what you see in your bridal daydreams, and browse images of other ceremonies for wedding flower ideas you do and don’t like (our wedding library is a rich repository of real-life examples to check out). Get practical too, and think about where you’ll actually want blossoms on the big day. Some couples want lots and lots of florals in the ceremony space itself, from an arch that you’ll stand under to sprays at the end of each aisle. Others prefer to keep things fairly minimal, with wedding reception flowers being the main show (think massive arrangements on each table).