The floral arrangements you choose for your wedding ceremony and reception are likely to be the most important accessories of the events. Know that before you select individual blooms, what most people notice first is COLOR - then they notice arrangements and individual flowers. So before you consult with a florist on the details, decide on what colors you want for your wedding. Here are some color considerations.
1. Look at the locations for your ceremony and reception. What colors are on the walls? Do you want to contrast or blend? What are the rules and regulations from your church or ceremony site? Do they specify size and/or placement? What kind of lighting is available? If there are lots of windows and you are planning a daytime ceremony, pale colors may wash out. In dimly lit evening weddings, try to use warm colors like red, orange and yellow. Warm colors are said to reflect light better, while cool colors like blue, purple and green tend to recede into darkness.
2. What effect do you want to create? If you want drama, color theorists tell us to use contrasting hues like red and chartreuse green. If you want a more subtle and sophisticated atmosphere, experts say to consider sequential colors (those are the ones next to each other in the color spectrum). Or you can choose a one color palette, but then pick flowers with different sizes and textures so that the result is not a flat one dimensional thing. If you don't have a clue where to start, go to a hardware store and look at paint samples. Collect samples of colors that you like.
3. Consider the style of your wedding when selecting blooms. If you are planning a casual country event, you will want to bypass formal elegant orchids. If you are planning a formal black tie event, you will want something other than daisies and sunflowers.
Let our wedding planning experts help you with this important aspect of your special day.