Flowers have been part of the festivities since men and women have been having weddings. The earliest bouquets included herbs, to ward off evil spirits and bestow faithfulness and fruitfulness on the marriage. Today, the beauty of flowers adds elegance, color, tone and romance to the special day.
Modern brides tend to follow their taste and wedding vision when making flower decisions. In Montana, popular trends include using sunflowers or wildflowers, and Western and Elegant Montana themes to match the state’s scenic backdrop.
Brides will want to collect photos – from the Internet, magazines and friends’ weddings – to share when they meet to discuss ideas with their florist. When it comes to spending, wedding websites recommend fixing the flower budget at eight or nine percent of the total wedding budget.
Everything starts with the bride’s bouquet. Next, consider floral options for the bridal party, ceremony and reception, including attendant bouquets, hair pieces, petal baskets, toss bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, aisle arrangements, altar decor, candle arrangements, arbors, centerpieces, entryway arrangements, wreaths, lanterns, floral backdrops for pictures, and cake flowers.
The key is to say what you truly want and honestly name your budget. Also consider all-inclusive packages. Florists recommend negotiating your floral commitment a year out from the wedding. Flowers need to be ordered a month before the event.