Wedding Flowers: You Don’t Need to Be a Flower Expert!

If you don’t know your primroses from your peonies, or baby’s breath from begonias, choosing your wedding flowers might seem like an impossible task. You might feel intimidated by the idea of putting together bouquets, but don’t be! You don’t need to be a flower expert to have beautiful wedding flowers.

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To take all of the pressure off of you, you can ask an experienced florist to create everything on your behalf. All you really need is your wedding colors, and any particular theme that will need to be matched.

You can have some input, too. When you meet with your florist, have a look around and tell them which types of flowers you do or don’t like the look of. When you choose a few favorites, your florist can build the rest of your bouquet around these.

Whatever you do, though, be sure you’re working with a great florist with experience creating floral arrangements for Wisconsin weddings. When you come to Belaire Flowers, we can help you whether you’re an avid gardener or floral novice. Get in touch or come by our West Allis flower shop to find out more about creating the perfect flowers for your wedding day.

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What to Do With Your Flowers After the Wedding

You’ve planned the perfect flowers for your wedding, but do you know what to do with your fabulous blooms after the big day? Here are some great ideas.

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  • Give them away to guests. Many guests will ask about taking a centerpiece home. This is a great way to share the lasting fun of your wedding day with them.
  • Preserve them. Whether you dry them, press them, or have them professional preserved, your wedding flowers can be a lasting memento of your wedding day.
  • Donate them. Find a local nursing home or hospital and arrange to donate them. It’s a great way to spread the joy of your wedding day while doing something great for the community.

Whatever you do with your wedding flowers, making sure they’re top quality blooms can make them last longer and give you the perfect look on your wedding day. To find out more about wedding flowers in Milwaukee, or to discuss the flowers for your West Allis wedding, give us a call today!

 

Perk Up Your Wedding Restrooms with Flowers

You’ve planned out how to make your venue look fantastic, but when nature calls, will your guests find an ignored space? Perking up your venue’s restrooms can make a big impression with just a small amount of effort.

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Flowers are the ideal way to add something special to the restrooms. Putting bud vases with a few blooms next to the sinks can be a wonderful way of brightening these rooms up. Of course, if there’s room for them, larger bouquets can also look great.

A great choice is to use flowers in your wedding colors, including those used throughout the rest of your décor. This gives your guests a sense of continuity and will make the restrooms feel like a real part of your wedding. You can also add in a few fragrant blooms to make the restrooms more inviting.

To find out more about using flowers in the bathrooms and throughout the venue of your Wisconsin wedding, give us a call or stop by our West Allis flower shop today!

Who Gets Flowers at a Wedding?

Flowers are such a big part of weddings, but when it comes to planning wedding flowers for yourself, you might not know where to start. This often leads to the question of who gets flowers at your wedding.

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Obviously, the biggest or most impressive bouquet will go to the bride. As the bride, you’ll carry a bouquet that will set the tone for other bouquets.

Your maid of honor will need her own bouquet. This can be similar to the brides, or completely different. It shouldn’t outshine the bride’s, though.

Any other bridesmaids should also carry bouquets. These are often in keeping with the maid of honor’s bouquet, but a smaller version of it.

The groom should have a buttonhole flower. This often matches part of the bride’s bouquet, but can just be something in the wedding colors.

The best man and other groomsmen will also wear a buttonhole flower each. These can all be identical, or have some variation.

Of  course, you don’t need to stop there. The page boy should have a small buttonhole flower, and the flower girl can carry a small bouquet if she’s not scattering petals. Other important people, such as ushers and the parents of the bride and groom can also wear buttonhole flowers or corsages.

Whether you keep the flowers limited or give them to all the guests is really up to you. When you work with a great Wisconsin florist, you can come up with the perfect solution for your wedding. To find out what we can do to help you, get in touch today!

What do the Different Rose Colors Mean?

We’ve all heard that red roses mean love but what about yellow, white, blue or pink?  Are they also appropriate for a wedding?  Absolutely!  This is your wedding and the order of the day…anything you want!

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But, if you’re looking for the special meaning behind roses, here is a quick breakdown of what each rose color traditionally means:

Red – I love you or unconscious beauty.

White – Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, “I am worthy of you”, Heavenly.

Pink – Appreciation, “Thank you”, Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, “Please Believe Me”

Yellow – Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning.

Lavender – Love at first sight, Enchantment.

Thorn-less Rose – Love at first sight.

Red Rosebuds – Symbol of purity.

Which rose color is your favorite?  Regardless of style or color, we can help you choose the perfect flowers for your wedding.