Do you have a wedding coming up soon? Are you looking into picking the perfect flowers for your big day? Do you find it becoming more and more difficult to actually make this decision without falling into one or more pitfalls along the way? If you’re struggling to come up with the right choices for your wedding flowers, it may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with common mistakes many people make when it comes to this part of the big event. And with engagement season coming up, you can’t be too careful about making sure you know what you’re doing when choosing the flowers for your wedding, either.
Read through the list of common mistakes we’ve put together below to help you get a better idea of what to expect—and what issues to be on the lookout for—when you get started on your decorating plans.
- Using only one flower or only one color. Okay, so maybe your wedding colors are pink and white. This doesn’t mean all your flowers have to be pink or white to work with this color scheme. And it definitely doesn’t mean you have to use only roses, either! Mix and match a little bit for some whimsy, personality, and a more unique take on your wedding flowers, too. Try some extra original floral ideas like wholesale hydrangeas or consider a color of roses you wouldn’t ordinarily see at a wedding. Be creative!
- Being inflexible about color or variety. If you have your heart set on fresh tinted roses but can’t seem to find the kind you want in season for the time of your wedding, then it may be in your better interest to rethink your flexibility on this color. As an added bonus, buying in-season instead of looking for flowers that may be hard to find at the wrong time of the year can save you a lot of money on your floral budget.
- Having flowers delivered at the last minute. This is a pitfall that many people face, and it can be a challenging one. If you don’t order your flowers on time, then you’re not going to have them on time, and this can truly be an issue. However, if you order your flowers online, you can schedule the date of delivery. This way, you’ll know they’re going to be there on time, and you can have someone available to receive the delivery without having to sit around and wait every day, wondering if the flowers are coming or not.
- Not considering your whole color scheme. Think about more than just the way the flowers look together in their arrangements. If you choose to arrange several different colors of flowers that look good together, don’t neglect to consider the colors of the bridesmaid dresses or the groomsmen’s boutonnieres, too. A little “big picture” thinking can make a big difference in the way your whole wedding arrangement looks. Sometimes, this might mean toning it down a little bit with the multicolored floral arrangements—but not always, so take your time and think about the color scheme before making your final decisions.
- Falling into tired old traditions. Sure, it may feel right to stock up on a bunch of white roses, order some baby’s breath wholesale and call it a day, but this probably isn’t going to cut it. If you truly want a completely traditional and old-fashioned wedding, then by all means, go for it. But if you’re mixing all different styles of modern and classic and can’t seem to find the right theme to stick with for your flowers, you may need to rethink those traditions a little bit. After all, you can always mix it up with some unique bicolor roses or even go with a different type of flower altogether!
- Overdoing the smells. Yes, flowers do smell nice, and yes, using fresh tinted roses is going to create a smell in the venue you choose. However, unless you have a completely open outdoor wedding, this can be overdone very easily. Choosing several different flowers may increase the types and intensities of the smells that occur in the venue where your wedding is being held. Be careful not to pick flowers that have overpowering smells—and especially stay away from any that smell bad! This goes double for events where one or more of the wedding party is sensitive to smells or is allergic to some flowers.
- Not understanding the types of flowers and arrangements you’re considering. You don’t have to know the meaning of every rose color or what all the styles of carnations in the world are called, but you should brush up on the cultural significance of the flowers you choose, even so. You wouldn’t want to accidentally pick a flower that’s often associated with death, after all! And depending on where your wedding is being held, keep in mind that these flowers and colors may have different meanings and connotations in cultures other than your own. This is especially important to remember when planning a destination wedding outside the country, for example.
As you can see, there are more potential wedding flower mistakes than you may realize! If you’ve been making some of these mistakes already, don’t worry. You can always change your plans and go another route, especially if you’re concerned about any of the above issues. Your big day will be perfect, but you may have to spend just a little bit more time planning to make that happen.
Don’t forget to consider buying wholesale wedding flowers when trying to find the right option for your wedding, too. These flowers can help you save a lot of money on your budget and will still arrive looking as fresh and beautiful as pre-arranged ones. Although you will still need to have someone arrange them for you, this can generally be done for less than you’d pay your local florist or an online flower delivery company as well. So when you’re trying to make all the right choices and avoid those wedding flower mistakes, don’t forget about ordering wholesale, too!