Wedding Flowers Symbolic Meanings

February 5th, 2016

Did you know wedding flowers can talk? Perhaps they do not speak verbally, but their color and the type of flower you choose for your bouquet can convey a number of messages to people in the know, from love to friendship to unrequited love. If you are picking out flowers for your upcoming wedding, it is fun to pick flowers which send a message to all who view them. Perhaps your guests will not know what your flower choice says, but it is fun to have a small detail such as this to divulge, and an excellent answer for all those asking you why you chose the flowers you chose. If you are curious what flowers have to say to you, then just read on for the answers.

 

Anemones

Anemones stand for expectation, such as the expectation that you and your partner will have a happy, fulfilling life together. They are a moderately-priced flower, great for bouquets and arrangements. They bloom in mid-fall to early spring, depending on the species. These beautiful flowers tend to bloom in either single or double blossoms and have no scent. This makes them perfect for people with certain types of allergies.

 

Chrysanthemum

Mums are another beautiful wedding flower. They stand for wealth, abundance and truth, all things which a newly-wed couple need. They are also incredibly beautiful and come in a variety of shades. These big, full blossoms are best for bouquets and arrangements and they are in-season all year long. As a bonus, they are also quite inexpensive and versatile as there are several varieties in various sizes and shapes.

 

Gardenias

Gardenias are flowers of purity and joy. They are very fragrant, so be careful if you have problems with flower scents. However, they are also beautiful and will make your wedding pop. These fragrant flowers are best for bouquets and boutonnieres. They are quite expensive so use them sparingly. However, they are available year round.

 

What types of flowers to buy for your wedding is a very important decision. However, it is equally important to listen to what messages your flowers send. Even if no one else understands the symbolism you have chosen, you will know and it will mean something for you and your partner. Also, if you need a wonderful place to buy your flowers, you can find wedding decoration piece at Koch. Their prices cannot be beat.

Wedding Planning Mistakes You DON’T Have to Make

December 18th, 2015

Planning a wedding is a lot like steering a small boat through a stormy sea. It is stressful, and there are plenty of things that can go wrong and mistakes which can be made by even the most vigilant brides and grooms. If you are not careful, you can easily be steered off course, and find yourself trying to navigate your wedding plan out of a snarl. Use this article as your guide, and you will be ready for the mistakes that will inevitably crop up off the port bow.

 

Research and Budgeting Are Your Friends

 

When you first begin planning a wedding, the temptation is to jump right in and get started. However, this is not a good idea. It is important to do some budgeting first. This way, you know what you can and cannot afford, and how much money you can spend on each task or item. A spreadsheet or chart can be helpful here. That way you will have your information spread out in an orderly fashion. Then you can research to see how much things actually cost and adjust the budget accordingly.

 

Choose Your Guest List First

 

Some brides and grooms think that picking a venue is the first step in wedding planning. After all, venues fill up fast, and it is important to reserve quickly, right? Wrong. While venues do quickly become unavailable, it is much more important to pick your guest list first. Many venues have nonrefundable contracts. This means that you will be stuck with a venue that no longer fits the size of your wedding party.

 

Give Yourself A Break

 

The temptation is there to constantly focus on the wedding, to be crunching numbers and thinking about the guest list even while at dinner with your fiancé. This is not a good thing to do, and you will only end up stressing yourself out more. Take one night a week off to relax. That way you will not wake yourself up talking in your sleep about whether you ordered enough flowers for everyone in the bridal party.

 

Your wedding should be a time of joy. It is your day, and it is special. And now that you have some idea of the mistakes you can encounter in the planning stages, you can sail through your wedding and have the day you have always dreamed about.

How Bouquets Are Made

May 23rd, 2014

An instructographic by SimplyBridal.

Wedding Bouquet Styles

May 2nd, 2014

This week SimplyBridal’s infographic is about different bouquet styles.