There can’t be a more beautiful day than your wedding day. You are celebrating the most important moment in your life. How can you celebrate anything so beautiful without vibrant flowers? Flowers arouse harmony, love, and happiness. It’s sacred. Flowers complete your wedding decor. You can have the best wedding gown, makeup, and hair, but it’s incomplete without a bouquet of carnations, roses or caymans in your hand.
Different forms of flower arrangements at weddings
There are three main areas that any event management company looks into – centerpiece, bridal bouquet, and flower girl wreaths or boutonniere.
Flowers are used all over the wedding venue. But, of all the decorations, the centerpiece at the tables is always the main focus. A cornucopia centerpiece filled with chrysanthemums, carnations, fillers, and greens is a predominant trend today.
Nothing is more important to any florist than a bridal bouquet. It must complement the color, texture, design, and luxury of the wedding gown. The bouquet in the bride’s hand represents her joy and contentment when walking down the aisle.
The boutonnieres for the groom and his best man are paired with that of the bride and bridesmaids bouquet. Flower girls walk down the aisle, ahead of the bride and groom, showering petals from a decorated flower basket. The headgear of the flower girls, boutonnieres, and flowers in the basket complement the bride’s bouquet.
History of brides carrying bouquets at weddings
These are some of the interesting reasons as to why the brides carried bouquets on their wedding.
- To ward off evil spirits
Greek brides carried garlands of herbs and dried branches, instead of flowers. Herbs like garlic, dill, chives, and spices were used to create a strong smell, keeping away spirits.
- To subdue brides, not so sweet smell
In the 15th century, men and women took annual baths in May and got married in June. Hence, brides used to carry flowers to subdue their scent.
- To make it colorful
During Roman times, brides used to carry floral garlands. As generations passed, they started using marigold to give out a vibrant appeal.
- To send a sweet message
In Victorian times, grooms picked a bouquet of flowers to send a message to the bride. Similarly, the bride also represented her feelings for the groom through a bouquet of flower, which she carried with her while walking down the aisle. This is almost identical to what flower bouquet stands for in modern times.
5 most popular flowers at weddings
Roses are a symbol of “love” and “passion”. Gifting roses have always been romantic and blissful. A combination of rose, carnations, and fillers would cost around $429 – $450.
Peony goes on to show that your partner is amazed by your charm. It comes at around $7 per stem.
It symbolizes serenity for a happy marriage. A Tulip bouquet of twenty stems is valued at $40-50.
- Cala Lilies
Lilies signifies peace. Lilies costs around $39-45.
These are in trend today. It can cost anywhere between $30 and $60.