Flowers are one of the most important elements in styling your wedding. Decorative florals in the venue and reception area bring life, colour and fragrance to the surroundings. Even a simple room or marquee can look enchanting when dressed in the right flowers! However, flowers are expensive and fragile. Here are six tips to help you get organised and choose your perfect arrangement so everything looks flawless on your big day!
In order to get exactly what you want, you need to know exactly what you want. Don’t just look at wedding magazines for ideas: browse garden or fashion publications, or even landscape photos. Get a feel for colours and shapes you like. If you have a favourite flower, look for blooms that coordinate with it. Think about the space you’re decorating, the season and time of day. An indoor, autumn wedding requires very different flowers than a beach ceremony in summer!
Choose your colours
Flowers are a wonderful way to add colour to your wedding. Though traditionally they coordinate with the palette of dresses and decorations, they don’t have to match, meaning you can get creative. Think of the emotions and vibrations you want to elicit: white is pure; pink is soft and romantic; red is passionate; yellow is happy; purple is regal. Bright green leaves add an extra element of texture and colour.
Set a budget
Elton John famously spent £293,000 on flowers, and it’s easy to do. Cut flowers are expensive. Wedding flowers, even more so. Before you set your heart on a particular look make an honest assessment of how much you want to spend. If you’re on a tight budget, or prefer to not discard all the flowers after, potted plants can be beautiful, economical option.
Compare, choose, book
You want to find a florist who understands your vision and can work with your budget. Take the time to visit several because you’ll spend a lot of time communicating with this person! Once you find your florist, book and pay a deposit. Ibiza is a small island with limited resources. You don’t want to get a few weeks out from your wedding and find the florist has taken another job, or can’t get the right flowers. An upfront deal with a sensible deposit is the best way to avoid drama.
Sort the transport
Unless you are getting married in a florist shop your flower arrangements will have to be transported at some point. This might seem easy, but if you try to fit a five-foot bouquet into the back of a Clio there’s going to be a problem. Plan in advance how big a vehicle you need, and how long it takes to get to the venue. Then double that time: it is Ibiza after all!
Simple decorative touches can amplify the beauty of your flowers. Strategically placed mirrors can make a room look bigger and double the impact of your bouquets. Candles in coordinating colours are a lovely addition to table tops, or tie off bouquets with a swoop of satin ribbon.