5 Wedding Flower Mistakes To Avoid

Flowers play such a big role in a wedding-- they can set the tone, help develop your wedding vision, and decorate the ceremony and reception space. When planning your wedding, thinking about the flowers and working with a good florist is essential. The last thing you want is to be disappointed with the flowers on your big day. Avoid these common mistakes when it comes to your wedding flowers:

Not Communicating Well with Your Florist

Your wedding florist wants to make sure your wedding flowers are absolutely beautiful, but he or she needs your help. Make sure you clearly communicate exactly what you want in regards to flowers for your wedding day. Ideally, you would bring photos of wedding flowers and centerpieces that you love when you meet with your florist so he or she can get a better idea of what you're looking for.

Not Being Flexible

When it comes to wedding flowers, it is best not have your heart set on only one or two types of flowers. It may turn out that the blooms you are set on are out of season or beyond your budget. Trust your florist-- he or she can suggest other types of flowers that have a similar look to the ones you originally wanted. 

Waiting Too Long to Finalize Your Wedding Flower Order

While some wedding planning tasks can be left to the last minute, finalizing your wedding flower order is not one of them. Flowers are shipped in from all different parts of the world, so your florist needs ample time to place your order and wait for the flowers to arrive. 

Neglecting to Incorporate the Ceremony Flowers into Reception Decor

Many brides spend a lot of time on planning for the ceremony flowers, but then they forget to reuse them at the reception. Most wedding ceremonies are not extremely long-- it is a shame to have all of those beautiful flowers admired for such a short amount of time.

Ordering an Oversize Bouquet

Bigger isn't always better, and that can apply to wedding bouquets. While working with your florist to design your bouquet, make sure you consider the style of your dress. If you have a dress with intricate details and a beautiful design, you may want to opt for a bouquet that is on the smaller size. An over sized bouquet may end up covering some beautiful details of your dress and distract from your overall look.