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.