For brides-to-be, choosing wedding flowers is a critical part of the wedding-planning process. And today, there are more options than ever – which can be a good thing or an overwhelming thing, depending on your perspective. When it’s time to select your flowers, the first task is to find some inspiration. Where to find it? Bridal magazines and wedding websites are great places to start. But don’t limit yourself to those standbys. Here are five more options:
- Check out online flower glossaries for a full rundown of options. Teleflora, Brides and The Knot are good places to start, or search for “wedding flower glossary” for more sites.
- Do an image search for “bridal bouquets” or “wedding floral” and see what comes up. Or find color ideas by searching for terms like “pink blooms,” “pink flowers” or “pink bouquet.”
- Don’t forget about greenery and berries. Both of these options offer visual interest and can help you make a truly unique statement. Plus, incorporating some greenery can help you stretch your wedding budget even farther. Check out FTD’s glossary of greenery for ideas.
- Ask your wedding or event planner. These people make their living working with brides-to-be, so they can be a great source of ideas and inspiration. Let them know your color scheme, theme and any other details you think could help, and see what they come up with.
- Don’t limit yourself to “live” blooms. There are plenty of beautiful – and realistic – silk flower available, which means your options for bloom shape, size and color are virtually endless. Once again, Google is your friend. Do an image search for “silk flowers” or “silk bouquets” and see what you come up with.
Make sure your bouquet and other florals reflect the theme of your wedding, too. Here again, relying on an experienced planner is one of the best ways to make sure your blooms are just what you want them to be.