This fall, many of us are getting the finishing touches on our winter weddings. Something you might be waiting on are the floral arrangements. Many flowers are not in season they you may wish to have at your wedding, so it’s important to pick from those that will be the freshest, most beautiful additions to your winter wedding floral arrangements. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind.
One of the first things a couple usually decides on are the colors for their wedding. The colors may be based on personal style, the changing seasons, or some other reason. In many cases, couples will choose whites for the winter season because they look so nice next to snowy branches and frosted over windows. However, sometimes white will look a little bare because of all of the similar colors. To warm up your wintry wedding, try shades of ivory and light peach and antiqued finishes. These will give your wedding a softer feel and let you stand out from your surroundings. They’re also perfect for winter wedding floral arrangements because there are so many flowers which will work perfectly with these colors, like white roses, lilies, paperwhite narcissus, and more.
No longer is the bouquet a small addition to the bride’s overall outfit. It can be the centerpiece of the whole look when done properly. Small bouquets with delicate flowers are great for smaller weddings with just friends and family. They show that you want to keep it simple, but beautiful. They can also work well with dresses with delicate beading or lacework because they do not detract from that.
If you’re looking for a big, blooming bouquet then it’s important to have a more simple dress with clean lines and understated colors. The bigger bouquet is the centerpiece in that option, and the dress may be beautiful but it is complementing the floral arrangement. For a big bouquet in the winter season, go for dark green leaves and greenery spilling out the sides of your bouquet. This gives the look of a bigger bouquet while still being manageable to carry. Plus, dark green is a great color with ivories and creams, and will look amazing for your winter wedding.
When the wedding is over, all of your guests will head to the reception. While many brides choose not have a lavishly decorated reception, many take this opportunity to decorate each table with centerpieces and other floral arrangements for their guests. Some even allow guests to take home centerpieces. In these cases, it’s important to choose something that will not only remind guests of the good time that they had, but not die immediately after being taken home. A good thought to keep in mind for wedding centerpieces is that guests may wish to talk across the table. Try to keep the centerpieces tall and skinny or short and squat. In either of these cases, it makes it easier for the guests to talk with each other and not feel cut off by large, floral centerpieces that make it hard to see. Another idea for a fun and interesting choice for winter wedding table settings could be mini succulents. Each succulent in a pot with the guests name and table number could be a great parting gift.
If your wedding is coming up this winter, give Wittendale’s a call! We can help you brainstorm on which flowers would work best for your wedding, and we will work with you to make sure they are delivered to the right place and on time. We take pride in our work and we want to make sure that you get the best service possible. If you have any questions or would like to get started, please give us a call!