3 Misconceptions About Wedding Flowers

When it comes to wedding planning, there’s an overwhelming amount of elements to consider. One of the most important, but often underestimated, elements is flower arrangements. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding wedding flowers that can lead couples astray during the planning process. Because of this, this article is going to shine some light on the truth behind a few common wedding flower misconceptions.

Wedding Misconceptions

Tall centerpieces are a must for high reception venue ceilings.

If a couple chooses a reception venue with unusually high ceilings, they may feel like their centerpieces need to be unusually high as well. Unfortunately, this can lead to the couple spending way more money on flower arrangements than necessary. Oftentimes, guests get annoyed by too-large centerpieces and end up not even appreciating them because they’re in their way. So instead of going taller, consider spreading prominent centerpieces across the table.

You can get the flowers you want any time of the year.

If you have your heart set on a certain flower, make sure you talk to your florist well in advance. Flowers do not bloom all year long and this can lead to broken-hearted couples if they were really set on having a certain flower but it’s not in season. While some flower stores are able to provide clients with more options due to greenhouses and imports, not all flowers can be easily accessed all year long. Because of this, it’s important to have backup options when thinking about your flower arrangements. Fortunately, a good florist will be able to suggest similar flowers if the one you really want is not in season.

DIY flower arrangements are less expensive.

While planning a wedding, many couples try to take the DIY route for as much as they can in order to save money. This may work for certain aspects of wedding planning, but wedding flowers usually aren’t one of those aspects. Many people severely underestimate how much work goes into creating beautiful floral arrangements. Because of this, many couples end up hiring a professional in the end anyway. This not only costs more money but adds more unnecessary stress than if they were to work with a professional in the first place.

The florist industry is continuously growing. In fact, between 2009 and 2014, the U.S. floral industry grew about 0.6% each year. Because of this, there’s no reason each couple can’t find the perfect florist for their special day. An experienced florist will be able to help you choose the perfect flowers to make your wedding dreams come true.

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