Flowers are an important part of any wedding ceremony. However, with so many different options available, most brides and grooms spend many hours trying to determine the best floral choices for their big day. Some people choose simple displays. Others go a much more elaborate route.
When considering floral choices for your wedding, to help narrow your options, it’s a good idea to look at current flower trends for the year. What looked classy and perfect a decade ago may not be quite right for 2020. Everyone planning a wedding wants their overall event to be memorable and appropriate for the year as well as the season.
Read on to learn about trends for this coming wedding season. The flowers you choose will say a lot about the event you’ve planned and about the personalities of you and your future spouse.
Types of Flowers
The color and type of flower that you choose for your bouquet, table arrangements, and other wedding decorations will make a statement, so think long and hard about the statement you wish to make to your guests.
These flowers will be visible in your wedding photos for decades to come, so you want to choose something that you like and that is appropriate for the occasion, but something that also has a timeless quality to it.
Everyone is familiar with baby’s breath. This small white flower is inexpensive and is a symbol of purity and innocence. Because it is white, it pairs well with almost all other flower options and with the colors you have chosen for your overall wedding theme. It can be used alone in large quantities or can be used as an accent flower with other arrangements you choose. It looks lovely in both fresh and dried forms.
For some, carnations seem to be a common and unexciting flower, but it all depends on how you use them. This flower comes in a variety of colors and is quite affordable, too. They bloom throughout the year which makes them an excellent choice for a winter wedding. They are versatile and can be used in many different ways.
Tulips are a symbol of spring and are a part of the lily family. Like the carnation, they come in a vast number of colors. They exude an aura of class and simple beauty. Tulips can be used alone in simple arrangements or can be paired with other flowers with ease.
Although dahlias are and always have been popular, they somehow evoke a feeling of days long ago. They are a sophisticated flower, but they can also be quite dramatic in an arrangement. Dahlias bloom in the summer and look great when paired with lush greenery.
Roses are the most romantic and classic flower of them all. They are a symbol of love and purity that is known worldwide. There are hundreds of different types of roses and they are grown in many colors and sizes. You can’t go wrong with roses. Although care for roses can be challenging, including them in your bouquet and other decor is a great way to express the love of the happy couple.
These are only the beginning of the different types of wedding flowers that are available to you. Many couples also consider other varieties such as calla lilies, ranunculuses, peonies, hydrangeas, gardenias, daisies, and countless others.
Again, when choosing a wedding flower, it really comes down to personal taste. Seasons, price, and availability also play a part, but in this day and age, you can get almost any flower you choose at any time of year in most parts of the world if you plan ahead.
Flower Trends for 2020
Once you have chosen a flower or several that you like, you will also need to decide on the right arrangement. Your florist can help you immensely in this area, but, again, the final decision is up to you. You want your day to be perfect, so if you don’t like your florist’s suggestions, speak up until you get exactly what you want.
Flower trends change from year to year. You can always choose a traditional choice, but if you want your wedding to be memorable and unique, be aware of what wedding planners are doing in the here and now.
1. Deconstructed Designs
While carefully organized arrangements are still popular, many florists are encouraging more deconstructed designs in their offerings. Spacing flowers in an intentional way allows couples to get more bang for their buck by spreading fewer flowers over a much larger area. Single blooms in vases, long-stemmed flowers lying about, and strings of similarly colored blossoms hanging from above can be very elegant indeed.
2. White Greenery
Although it may at first seem silly to dye greenery white, it makes a bold and memorable statement. White leaves to back colorful flowers will make them stand out more than ever before.
3. Living Floral Jewelry
A bride carries a bouquet and often bridesmaids do as well. Occasionally, they will also be added to hairstyles by stylists as well. However, have you considered wearing flowers or plants as jewelry as well? This is a beautiful way to incorporate flowers into your overall look. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets of flowers can be a breathtaking special touch.
4. Floor to Ceiling Flowers
Flowers and greenery hanging from above will make your guests feel as though they are in the middle of a lush and beautiful forest. This bold design move can be costly, but it will impress your guests and will be remembered by all for years to come.
Although variety is the spice of life, when choosing wedding flowers, monochromatic arrangements are classy and timeless. Whether you choose a variety of white flowers or join several of a different color, a mixture of similar colors will stand out.
Sustainability is so important these days and it’s certainly something you should keep in mind when planning your wedding flowers. Choose flowers that are local and in season if you can. You might also want to consider living arrangements instead of cut flowers; you and your guests can take them home and enjoy them for years to come.
Flowers and flower trends are just one of many things engaged couples need to think about when planning the perfect wedding. It’s not easy to make all the required decisions, but when you choose the right flowers for the occasion and for your personality, they will shine right alongside you on your big day. Many wedding planners suggest that the flowers be chosen first; once you get them right, everything else will fall into place. Good luck and congratulations!
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