A Guide to Autumn Wedding Flowers
One of the most important parts of any wedding is the flowers. Without flowers, your wedding will probably look drab and lack that certain wow factor. If you’re a planning a wedding in the fall, then we will look at the most popular autumn wedding flower that can truly make your wedding stand out. Thankfully, there are dozens of beautiful autumn wedding flowers, so you have many options to choose from so that your fall wedding can be unique.
Weddings held in September and October certainly have their own charm since the colors and scents are usually so vibrant. This is one of the reasons fall weddings have become so popular and best of all, many fall decorations and flowers are relatively inexpensive. We’ll now look at some of the most popular autumn wedding flowers.
This is also known as baby’s breath and it is a very light and delicate flower that makes it perfect for placing at the center of your guest’s tables. It can also be used in the bouquets of your bridesmaids as it isn’t too overpowering.
Roses are synonymous with love and they have been traditionally used in weddings for many centuries. They are beautiful, impactful and come in a wide range of colors to suit your wedding’s theme. This classic choice can be used in the bride’s bouquet as well as in the groom’s pocket.
The large mass of petals makes this flower the perfect part of any bridal bouquet and it can be used throughout the entire space. They work well in the table arrangement and can also be used at the end of the pews. You can even use them in flower crowns for the bridesmaids or the flower girl.
Gardenias are symbolic of purity and joy which makes it perfect for a wedding. The scent is also quite intoxicating and will create a lovely atmosphere.
The Calla lily is a flower that originated in Africa and it truly stands out. It has a light fragrance and it represents “magnificent beauty” which is certainly suitable for every bride.
The Dahlia symbolizes commitment and the creation of a bond that lasts forever. This is a very bold flower and it is perfect for weddings where the couple feel very strongly about each other.
This flower symbolizes wealth, truth and abundance which are definitely things that every couple wants to experience together. It is also very cost efficient which is great for couples who want to keep their flower budget on a minimum.
Even though local lilacs are only available in the spring, you can easily source imported ones year round, which includes the fall. The meaning of this flower is “love’s first emotions” which is definitely suitable to any romantic and loved filled wedding.
Autumn Wedding Flowers
The defining colors of autumn flowers are buttery yellows, oranges and vibrant reds which truly captures the warmth of the season. The actual bridal bouquets as well as center pieces can contain foliage and decoration such as oak leaves, branches, acorns and even crab apples. The colors of fall as oppose to the actual flowers are most important in a fall themed wedding. When it comes to pairing the rich colors of fall, you can use amber, russet, gold, green and brown. The boutonnieres can include acorns or oak leaves if flowers aren’t desired.
Keep It Simple
The actual season of fall is not known for its extravagance, so it is often best to keep the flowers and decor simple. It is best to choose a few tasteful flowers and arrangements as oppose to going full out and decorating the entire venue in flowers. Simple but elegant would be the key words here.
How Soon Should You Decide On Flowers
When it comes to deciding on the decor of your wedding, the entire process should start as soon as possible. It is best that you have a few months notice so that you can ensure the particular fall flowers you want are available or can be imported. The later you wait, the more expensive purchasing these flowers will become. When you order up front with your local florist, you can save many hundreds of dollars.
Think About How the Flowers Will Look In Photos
Before deciding on flowers and particular arrangements, you should think about how they will look in photos. This is important because after the big day, all you will have are pictures and videos to remember it. As a result, you should consider how the flowers will look, in particular the different shades. If you have a dark or bright color flower mixed with white or lightly colored flowers without any in between shades, this may create a polka dot appearance in your photos. So, be sure to add greenery as well as different shades in between to give it a softer look without the polka dot effect.
The Wedding Bouquet Should Be A Priority
One of the most important things you should know when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding is that you should never skimp on your bridal bouquet. As the bride, you are the center of attention at the wedding and all eyes will be on you. Also, your bridal bouquet will be in almost all of your wedding photos which make it imperative that you not only love it but it’s the best bouquet that you can afford.
Explore Your Options
When looking for a florist, be sure to shop around. The more popular ones will be more expensive, so you need to consider your budget as well. However, no matter what budget you may have, be sure to get quotations from at least a couple of different florists and always ask to see pictures of their work before deciding.
In closing, we have just looked at the different types of autumn wedding flowers as well as a couple of tips for decorating your wedding. So, be sure to keep the above information in mind if intend on having a fall wedding.