Types of Florals to Include in Your Wedding & How Soon You Should Order Them

Flowers are a big part of weddings. Beautiful, fresh florals have the ability to magically transform a space from ordinary into extraordinary. If you are planning a wedding or a special event, it’s important to contact your florist well in advance to ensure the look you want and the flowers you desire will be available. The floral design experts at Flora d’Amore can help you with a timeline of when to order your special event florals and other important points you should know about regarding flowers. 

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How Soon You Should Order Flowers for Your Wedding 

Thinking about all the different types of flowers there are, different color palattes or themes you’d like for your event can be overwheling. This is where the services and knowledge of a florist can help you sort it all all and make sure you end with gorgeous floral decor. Florists will help you realize your vision, provide clarity on design choices, and guide you to the season’s freshest blooms available. Put your trust in their hands – they are are experts at creating magnificent floral experiences for discerning clients. Refer to the below timeline for when you are planning your wedding or special event to ensure it turns out magical.  

Special Event Bouquets: Order 2-4 weeks in advance

Corporate Event / Gala with a custom request:  Order 3-4 months in advance

Wedding Flowers: Order 6-9 months in advance

To give you an idea of the types of florals you may need, you’ll find a list of the most popular floral decor for special events and weddings. Now, you can start thinking about how to employ them in your event.    

7 Types of Floral Decor to Use Flowers in Your Wedding

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Bridal Bouquet – From cascading to crescent to simple or lavish,  your florist can help decide on the perfect bouquet for you. The bridal bouquet should be a natural extension of your personality and should complement your dress rather than eclipse it. 

Ceremony Arch – A beautiful floral arch is elegant and enchanting, and they also are a gorgeous backdrop in wedding photos. If your heart is set on a floral arch, you can keep the cost down by using mostly greenery with a few blooms that match your bouquet. Another gorgeous option is a flower wall, which also makes a great backdrop for photos.

Flowers for the Wedding Party – Bouquets for the bridesmaids, corsages for family, and boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen are florals typically requred for the wedding party.   

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Welcome Arrangements – Send the message to your guests that they are about to be a part of a very special event by having beautiful and dramatic floral arrangement to welcome them. 

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Centerpieces – Floral centerpieces on tables are a lovely addition and enhance the dining experience for the guests. Whether big or small, it’s important to place the centerpieces in a manner that is conducive to a flowing conversation rather than disruptive.    

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Hanging Centerpieces – To clear up table space, opt for hanging floral centerpieces instead. Elegant and unique, hanging bouquets decorate the area just above the table leaving each person easily visibale and open to good conversation.  

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Wedding Cake Flowers – Adorn your cake with gorgeous, colorful blooms for a pop of unexpected brightness and elegance. Your florist can help you choose flowers that are edible, too.

To ensure your special event will have the fresh, fragrant, quality blooms for you wedding date, talk to your florist well in advance. This will give them plenty of time or order any specially requested flowers as well as guide you to an array of gorgeous seasonal blooms that will be at their peak for your event. 

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