Updated: Aug 23
By 2023, flowers are predicted to be a $16 billion industry—and much of that comes from couples just like you who want to make their wedding day everything they’ve ever dreamed and more. When you’re making major wedding choices, like picking the best venue, finding the perfect gown or tuxedo, crafting a delicious menu, and deciding between a band and a DJ, flowers may not seem like the most complicated decision you have to make—and they shouldn’t be!
Follow these six steps and make your wedding flower decision your easiest one yet:
1. Define Your Budget
Don’t underestimate the cost of your wedding flowers—after all, you’re talking about centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl petals, mother-of-the-bride- and groom corsages, and more. That can quickly add up to more than 10 percent of your overall wedding budget. Sit down with your fiancé to discuss what you’re comfortable spending based on your needs.
2. Do Your Research
You don’t have to become a horticulturist, but you should have some basic flower knowledge, if you don’t already. You should know the blooms you like and the ones you don’t, which flowers will be out of season on your wedding date, whether you want fragrant flowers or not, and other preferences.
3. Be Inspired
If you’ve been to a wedding with a flower scheme you envied, reach out to the happy couple for some tips. Social media is another great tool for inspiration, from Instagram accounts like @bowsandarrowsflowers for a “go big or go home” approach, green-minded @farmgirlflowers, and the classic @modernbouquet, to just about any #weddingflower pins on Pinterest, you’ll never be short on inspiration.