Wedding Flowers: Before, During And After The Big Day

Three Stages to Wedding Flowers

Your wedding is likely to be one of the happiest events of your life It’s also going to be one of the biggest events you ever throw – unless you’re an event planner! So it’s not surprising that you want to make sure everything is perfect, from the suits to the boutonnieres. But did you know that there are three stages to wedding flowers? Today, we wanted to guide you through each one, and show you how to make them all special and personal to you.

Design And Preparation:

This is perhaps the most important element of the whole process, as this is what determines what your wedding flowers will look, feel and smell like. You can get some great ideas for what you like from Pinterest, but those flowers have been designed for someone else, and not you! The best way to design your wedding flowers is to go and speak to a professional florist, like us. We will be able to take your ideas, style, venue and colours into account and design not just a bouquet, but a complete set of wedding flowers that tie your big day together and reflect your personality perfectly. Once you’ve decided on your designs, the florist can source and prepare them for you, delivering your flowers on the day and even dressing the venue with them.

Not Just A Bouquet:

Speaking of dressing the venue, your wedding flowers aren’t just for bouquets and buttonholes. You can also use flowers to bring your venue to life with colour and smells, and tie everything together in a single theme. From using flowers in your centrepieces or placing trees down the aisle, to creating overflowing floral arches and flowery photo backgrounds, your wedding flowers can become part of your theme – not just an accent. This is something you can explore in your consultation – just ask your florist to see examples of their work, or walk around the shop and ask about any extras that are for hire for the big day.

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Photography by Hannah McClune Photography , LJ Photographics. & Alex Jaworski Photography 

Preserve Your Favourites:

You don’t have to say goodbye to your flowers just because the big day is over. The last part of the three stages to wedding flowers is that you can preserve some or all of your flowers in a huge variety of ways. From pressing and framing them to turning them into a paperweight! Dipping them in wax, casting them in resin, framing them with your invitations or even turning your small, delicate flowers into the heart of a locket. The only limit is your imagination, and with a little planning you can keep a part of your wedding day alive for decades to come. If you’re looking for ideas of what to do with your wedding flowers after the wedding, check out this blog.

The Sonning Flowers Wedding Team would be happy to discuss your ideas with you, give advice and suggestions of flowers to match your theme. We will follow up the consultation with a detailed quotation and Mood Board of ideas, so please drop us an email to arrange a consultation. Please browse through our Pinterest boards or Instagram account before you come along to your consultation.

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