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Holidays & Occasions Weddings Wedding Flower Ideas
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Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Wedding Flowers
  • Bridal BouquetWelcome gifts for out-of-town guests and members of the bridal parties.
  • Thank you gifts for those people who make the bride and groom's day special.

  • Rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch décor.

  • Decorations for the wedding transportation.

  • Floating arrangements for ponds or pools.

  • Accessories for the bride's hair, in some cases replacing the more traditional veil.

     

At the Ceremony

  • Wedding FlowersAdorn the ceremony entrance with flower-filled urns that can later be moved to the reception.

  • Use flowers and candlelight at different levels to give dimension to design.

  • Use a single rose to mark the seats of both the groom's and the bride's mothers.

  • Attach flower petals to a large ribbon for an elegant decoration piece.

At the Reception

  • Wedding FlowersGarland the center of the head table with flowers, foliage and votive candles.

  • Use the bridesmaids' bouquets to create lavish buffet table decorations or to surround the cake.

  • Have your florist create guest table centerpieces with 4-5 separate clusters of flowers so that each couple can take a part of the centerpiece home.

  • Float large fragrant flowers, such as open roses or gardenias, in crystal containers with votive candles.

  • Sprinkle rose petals on the cake table and walkways.

  • Have the toss bouquet double as a cake top.

  • Decorate goblets and cake knives with flowers.

  • Use a cake plate with a mound of flowers on it as a centerpiece.

  • Use roses to make a dome at the top of a glass bowl filled with pretty rocks, and place a wreath around the bowl to highlight it.

  • Toss rose petals instead of rice as the bride and groom leave.

Talk to your florist about these ideas for your wedding flowers. To find a wedding florist, visit SAF's National Florist Directory at www.nationalfloristdirectory.com.

 

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