5 Tips to Selecting Perfect Wedding Church Flowers

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The big day is coming quickly. Before you know it, the wedding will have taken place along with the reception and soon you’ll be on your way to creating a wonderful life together. A big part of creating lasting memories for years to come includes the proper selection of wedding flowers, not only for the wedding party members and certain key family members, but also for the church.

A wedding ceremony is a very important day for the two people making the commitment before others – it is beautiful and full of love – a time for happiness, sharing, and celebration. To help set the mood and compliment the entire ceremony, the church should be decorated appropriately with flowers. When the proper flower choices are selected, the entire ceremony will seem magical to those involved as well as to those who are observing.

It is also very important to remember that the flowers chosen for this very special day will be reflected in photographs that last a lifetime. The pictures will capture the moments of the day and provide excellent memory discussions later on in life. Usually, a good number of formal pictures will be taken in the church – before, during and immediately after the ceremony. Therefore, it is important to have flowers in the church.

Here are 5 tips to choosing perfect wedding church flowers to complement the wedding ceremony:

1. Choose focal flowers that are large and noticeable to garner attention from the audience – generally of a white or cream color if traditional ceremony, although it’s okay to choose a bold color too, if that fits with the wedding style and church design. Examples include Calla Lily’s, Casablanca Lilies, Hydrangea, Gerbera Daisies, and of course Roses.

2. Select a secondary flower type (not a focal flower) of a color that complements the brides dresses and supports the focal flowers in the design. This will help to tie the flowers to the wedding party and bring it all together for the observers. Florists can help make suggestions on this, or look through bridal magazines to see flowers that look great together.

3. Include at least 3 flower arrangements in the church or an odd number of flower arrangements if more than 3. With three arrangements place one large arrangement in the altar area, preferably centered, and then two slightly smaller designs on each side of the altar, usually on the side of the stairs leading up to the altar. If cost is of concern, then go with 1 large arrangement on the altar and never have only 2. An even quantity of arrangements is boring

4. Have the flowers designed “out of the vase or container” if possible. The best way to accomplish this is to have supporting flowers and greens dangling over the edge of the vase or container. This will give the arrangement an interesting and “flowing” look and feel to it – supporting a beautiful flowing wedding ceremony.

5. Be aware that some flowers may be quite fragrant and cause allergic reactions to wedding members, family or friends. Most common reactions could be sneezing or congestion. Teary eyes may also occur, although that could be a result of someone’s feelings of joy and happiness. The most common flower type that people have reported allergies to are Oriental Lilies, so a hybrid or Asiatic lily type may work better if lilies are part of the style.

Choosing your wedding flowers for the church will now be easier with these tips. Put them to use and enjoy your special day. You will have beautiful flowers that everyone will love and see in the wedding pictures for years to come. The wedding day is a very important day which takes a lot of proper planning to make it extra special for all involved. Flowers are as much a part of the planning process as the rest of the details. These tips are intended to help with choosing perfect flowers to blend with ceremony and church.

Simple Wedding Church Flowers

If you are having a church wedding, flowers will play an important part of the day regardless if it’s a cathedral or small country parish although it is worth checking with your vicar/priest on any rules or regulations that could hinder your plans.

Wedding church flowers can be costly especially considering that they will be used for such a short period of time – the length of the ceremony therefore when choosing your arrangements plan and think carefully.

If you are on a tight budget you might want to keep the whole arrangement simple therefore saving on time, money and efforts or you might just like the idea of keeping things simple for the pure fact that having a church wedding represents holiness and purity.

Remember the altar will be the main focal point therefore an arrangement placed there would be a good idea opt for large floral blooms like carnations and daisies placed in a vase this gives the added bonus of being able to move them around and used again at the wedding reception.

Simple posies on the backs of chairs have a stunning effect put can add to the budget drastically, if you have a tight budget you could decorating the pew ends with floral bows or garlands made of baby’s breath this will give a romantic feel yet still keeping things simple, further more rose petals scattered down the aisle… now that is breath taking but can be pricey.

When decorating the church avoid decorating any areas that wont be seen by your guest sitting at the back at the church and identifying where everyone will be seated will give you a good idea of where to place any arrangements and should keep cost down.

Your Wedding Ceremony 10 Ways For Herbs and Flowers to Give Meaning to Your Perfect Wedding

Flowers add to life. So certainly, they’re going to add to your wedding. They’re delightful visually, adding color and texture. They can give us a sense of time: Forsythia? Everyone knows it’s spring. Maroon chrysanthemums announce the fall boldly. Occasionally, if we’re lucky, they bring a fragrance that changes our moods. Did you know that fragrance helps things sit fast in our brains better than any other sense? So don’t overlook scent as a way to add a layer to your wedding. Flowers and herbs also have a language — there are ancient meanings for many flowers that you may want to invoke to strengthen your vows and enrich first your wedding ceremony and then your marriage.

Here’s some practical advice about how to use these beauties.

  1. Carry them in a bouquet, nosegay or a flower ball. The kind and quantity of flowers you’re using along with the style of your wedding will determine what shape the bride’s flowers will take.
  2. Wear them in a boutonniere or corsage. While people often have corsages and boutonnieres made in the wedding colors, other than the bridal party, there’s no real reason for that to be true. Since you don’t typically have a lot of flowers outside the wedding party, it’s a fairly easy task to find out what people are wearing.
  3. Decorate the altar with them. Put flowers on the altar, or on a table that are in the wedding colors or that signify certain characteristics with which to bless your marriage.
  4. Bundle them, dried, into a decorated sachet or pomander. Sachets and pomanders were carried to keep city odors at bay, but they have been and can be so much more than that. Sachets in particular were filled with scents and “meanings” (in the language of flowers) and either carried or slipped in a pocket or a bodice.
  5. Have chosen guests or attendants fill a vase with flowers that represent blessings you would like to receive. Courage, fidelity, strength, laughter, all of these characteristics are identified with a flower. (and if they’re not, they should be… hmmm, what do you think, should gerberas represent laughter?)
  6. Have chosen guests or attendants mix potpourri. Mixing potpourri is the dried version of putting flowers in a vase. Herbs and petals can be mixed to make something beautiful and fragrant.
  7. Give flowers or sachets to guests as favors. Small standing test tubes will hold individual flowers. Sachets are wonderful for pockets, you can do different sachets for men and women, different scents, because there are differences between men and women!
  8. Put them on your dinner tables. Put pots of live herbs and flowers on your table that represent the characteristics that will enhance your marriage. Call your tables rosemary or red rose and name the strength associated with the flower.
  9. Give your guests seed packets to take home and sow… either in their back yard, or stealthily in a public place, or in the wild (only if they are native to the area in the wild, please, the last thing we need is another invasive species, and it’s not such a great metaphor. Oh, right Chris and Heather, weren’t they the people who let gorse into the wild at their 1986 wedding and now it’s all over the country? Nah, don’t let that happen!)
  10. Plant a portable garden that will return to your home. Use large pots for decoration that are planted with the wedding flowers and take them back to your porch or patio or deck or sun room as reminders of the qualities you want in your marriage.

The more you tie the flowers and the meanings together during the wedding ceremony and wedding vows, the stronger the reinforcement will be as you encounter those flowers during your marriage. And that’s what you want. Tiny little blessings that remind you, time and again, how lucky you are to be married to your beloved.

Let Your Flowers Do the Talking With the Right Wedding Centerpiece Flowers

If you are looking for wedding centerpiece flower ideas, you’re in the right place. There are many choices from flowers in tall vases and low candles to potted plants and simply flower petals scattered across the table.

The centerpieces should also carry the ceremonial colors and theme. Many brides choose flowers that have a symbolic meaning or a special meaning in the language of flowers. Some like to incorporate herbs or sprigs of ivy that can be rooted and passed through to the next generation.

Flowers are usually given often during the relationship before the wedding and the bride to be will have a favorite flower and color. Maybe she will prefer to use a certain flower that was special to her mother or grandmother.

The language of flowers has been passed down from the Victorian era where even the mere scent of a flower relayed a message. Dictionaries were written for this purpose and a favorite pass time was to make up bouquets of different flowers wrapped in a doily and tied with a ribbon. These bouquets were called a tussy- mussy. The recipient had to “decode” the secret message by the meaning of the flowers used in the bouquet.

Since there were different dictionaries with different meanings, conflicting messages were sometimes sent that could enhance or end the relationship.

In today’s standards, a card or letter can be given with the flowers to make sure the right message is relayed or it be a private thought between the bride and groom. The important consideration is that they be pleasing and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

Flowers influence the mood of the event in their natural perfume, texture and color. It is a form of aromatherapy although it is not usually thought of in those terms.

It is important to keep a color balance in the floral scheme. For example if the main flower is a warm color, the secondary flower should be a cool color Warm colors are in the yellow, orange, and red family. Cool colors are in the blue, green, purple family.

Texture in fabrics and flowers is an important consideration and should remain consistent throughout the event. Romantic silks, satins, and velvets should echo the texture of the flowers. Examples are the velvety texture of the cockscomb flowers, satin rose petals, and silky orchids.

Natural more organic themes could be linen and cotton fabrics with sea shells for a beach wedding. A tropical wedding would be beautifully done with cotton fabrics and hibiscus, anthurium, ginger flowers, or orchids.

Keep in mind that the floral choice will convey feelings and emotions and should be chosen accordingly. For example, do you want a romantic feel or a casual feel. Your personality will be reflected in your floral choice.

So much can be said with flowers. At your wedding make sure you are conveying the message you want to express through your wedding flowers. Just like the Yellow Page phone book where you “let your fingers do the walking,” in your wedding, “let your flowers do the talking.”