Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guest Blogger Sara Valor: Creating the Perfect Wedding

I would like to introduce all of you to the wonderfully talented Sara Valor! She so kindly accepted my offer to be featured as a guest blogger for your reading pleasure! Follow her on twitter! She is a great resource for brides-to-be!

Make a Beautiful and Lasting Impression with Your Wedding Flowers

Nearly every little girl dreams about her wedding day. Some begin planning their perfect wedding while still very young girls, while
others may begin planning their perfect wedding while in their teenage years. Of course, she will include the man of her dreams standing beside her while she is all dressed up in her magnificent wedding gown and him in his tuxedo while all their family and friends stand by wishing them well and offering them wedding gifts that can enhance their lives and household as a newly wed couple.

There are many things a young woman may think to consider while she is wedding planning, no matter how long she may wait until she gets married. However, one of the most significant means of making a beautiful and lasting impression on her wedding day is while considering the type of wedding flowers she will use for her wedding bouquet, reception centerpieces, boutonnieres for the groom and other male members of the wedding party and the wedding flowers that are on display for the wedding ceremony.

image courtesy of Jen Kroll Photography

How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Flowers

Choosing the perfect wedding flowers takes a bit of time for some brides, while others instinctively know what flowers they will include in their wedding. Choosing your wedding flowers is just as much a personal decision as picking out your wedding gown. You want them to be beautiful while showing off your own special sense of what beautiful impressions and fashionable tastes as well as your sense of style.

- Consider Your Wedding Budget

One of the biggest factors for choosing the type of wedding flowers you will have on display will depend upon your wedding budget. It is essential that you know your wedding budget before you ever decide to counsel with a professional florist. Depending upon your budget, you may choose to use fresh flowers, which can include just about any seasonal flower and if you are lucky you may even find a florist who can provide you with flowers out of season, although you should expect to pay a bit more for that convenience. Alternately, according to your budget you may also choose to use and display silk flowers, which are becoming quite popular today, considering their ability to hold up under all sort of weather conditions and are easily kept as cherished tokens of your special day, long after that day has past. Whether you choose to use fresh flowers or silk flower arrangements, when you choose a professional florist you can rest assured that they would work with you to create the type of atmosphere that you wish to create for your special day.

- Determining the Atmosphere, you wish to Create with Your Wedding Flowers

Determining the atmosphere you wish to create with your wedding flowers is another personal choice. For instance, some brides may wish to create a simplistic and traditional atmosphere, by using roses or carnations. On the other hand, some brides may wish to create a more sophisticated atmosphere with more modern choice of flowers by using and displaying orchids or even tulips in their wedding floral arrangements. Of course, there are other types of flowers you can choose from to make a beautiful and lasting impression with your wedding flowers; you may want to consult with your florist before making your choice to see what types of innovative ideas they may have to offer you. Therefore, it is a good idea to stay open minded about the types of flowers you wish to use for your wedding.

image courtesy of Lizzie Photo

- Considering Your Wedding Theme Colors

One essential aspect of determining the right type of wedding flowers for your wedding will depend upon the wedding theme colors you choose to use. One great thing about flowers is that you have a rainbow assortment of colors from which you can choose. Keep in mind however, while choosing your wedding flowers, you will want them to compliment and harmonize well with your wedding theme and wedding colors. While working with your florist, you need to let them know about all these choices in order to allow them to create for you the most perfect floral arrangements for your wedding day.

- Floral Arrangement Placement

Before you order your wedding flowers, you will need to know where you plan to place your floral arrangements. For instance, for a church wedding you may wish to have floral arrangements placed in such areas as the front door to the chapel, along the ends of the pews and the alter, you may also wish to consider having flower petals arranged in a specific pattern or strewn along the isle. For the reception area, you may wish to place floral arrangements as centerpieces in such areas as the bride and grooms table, each guest table, wedding flowers on the wedding cake table or you may even choose to include wedding flowers on the wedding cake itself as cake toppers, which is quite charming and very popular today.

image courtesy of JK Photography

- Considering Who in Your Wedding Party will have Wedding Flowers

While considering your wedding flowers, you will need to take an account of how many individuals in your wedding party need flowers. This is essential, since many brides choose to have flowers for the others in the wedding party. These may include, you the bride and your wedding bouquet, you may also wish to have another wedding bouquet set apart especially for the bouquet toss. You will need to consider whether your maid-of-honor, bridesmaids and flower girl will carry their own bouquets. You will also need to consider the boutonnieres for the groom and his groomsmen as well as flowers for the mother of the bride.

When it comes to making a beautiful and lasting impression on your wedding day, you will seriously want to consider the various issues surrounding the choices of flowers and floral arrangement you will use. However, one thing you can count on is that you can never go wrong while choosing to use a modern day floral!


Sara Valor said...

Ah, thanks Jenn! I do hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thanks for the opportunity! ~Sara