Checklist of Wedding Bouquets and Arrangements
When ordering wedding flowers and wedding floral arrangements, it’s hard to remember everything you will need without accidentally leaving something out. LDS brides can use this checklist to keep track of all the flowers they’ll need for their wedding day.
List of Wedding Floral Arrangements for Ceremony
Brides and grooms having a temple sealing do not need to bring in outside flowers for the temple ceremony, and may skip to the next section. However, those LDS brides and grooms being married outside the temple you will want to consider flowers for the wedding ceremony location. The wedding venue location will need plenty of ornamentation to make it look appropriate for a wedding. Whether the venue is indoors or outdoors, brides will need to consider the following uses for ceremony flowers:
♥ Flowers to decorate altar
♥ Entrance decorations
♥ Floral arrangements to line the aisle/pews
If possible, transport the ceremony floral arrangements to the reception after the wedding to help save on floral costs.
List of Wedding Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Corsages
Most people equate the term “wedding flowers” with the bouquets of the bride and bridesmaids, and with good reason. These bouquets are visually very important elements of the wedding day. Remember all the needs of the wedding party and family members for flowers, including:
♥ Bridal bouquet
♥ Bridesmaids’ bouquets
♥ Flowers for the flower girl
♥ Flowers in the hair for the bride, bridesmaids, or flower girl
♥ Groom’s boutonniere
♥ Groomsmen’s boutonnieres
♥ Boutonniere and corsage for parents of the bride and groom
♥ Boutonnieres and corsages for ushers, immediate family members, and so on
The bridal bouquet is the largest, most expensive, and most elaborate bouquet of the wedding. Elements of the bridal bouquet will be repeated in the smaller bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages of all the other wedding party members.
List of Flowers Needed at the Reception
Since the reception is typically held at a location apart from the ceremony, brides and grooms must also assess their needs for wedding reception flowers, such as:
♥ Arrangements at the guest book and gift tables
♥ Flowers or petals to adorn the wedding cake
♥ Arrangements at the head table for wedding party
♥ Reception table centerpieces
♥ Arrangements to tie to the backs of chairs (optional)
♥ “Toss” bouquet (so the bride may keep her actual bridal bouquet)
♥ Special flowers to decorate the ring ceremony area, if applicable
If the wedding budget is a concern, check whether it would be possible to transport the ceremony floral arrangements to the reception after the wedding. However, many florists do not like to do this because of the difficulty in moving live floral arrangements.
♥ Jenny Evans
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