When Should You Have Your Wedding Flowers Delivered

As you approach your big day, you’ll need to know when everything is going to be delivered to your venue. One of the major pieces of your wedding day will be your flowers, so when should these be delivered?

Obviously, with fresh flowers you won’t want them delivered too early. If they arrive too early, you run the risk of wilted blooms. You also don’t want the stress of worrying they won’t get there in time.

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In general, you’ll want to have delivery on the day of your wedding. Flowers can arrive at your venue a few hours beforehand, giving plenty time to set up any arrangements. Your bridal bouquet can be delivered to the venue or where you’re getting ready.

You should check with your venue about any requirements they have in regards to deliveries. They might need flowers delivered earlier. If this is the case, you can make advance plans for how to keep every bloom looking fresh and beautiful through your wedding day.

To find out more about wedding flower delivery, or to choose the perfect flowers for your Wisconsin wedding, give us a call today!

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How Many Types of Flower Should Be in Your Bouquet?

Do you dream of a tightly tied bouquet of roses, or a loose bunch of wildflowers? As you plan your bridal bouquet, you might wonder how many types of flower to include.

There aren’t any set rules about how many flowers a bouquet should include. The important thing is the overall look of the bouquet. The style you want will often dictate how many types of flower you include.

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Formal bouquet styles, such as dense round bouquets, will often look best with one or two types of flower. Tightly packed roses or peonies are classic choices for this type of bouquet.

Less formal styles, such as cascades, can be made up of many types of flower. This draws on the different looks of the blooms, combining them to create a style that wouldn’t be possible with just one flower.

With so many types of flower available for your bouquet, there’s really no limit to what can be created for your Wisconsin wedding bouquet. To find out more about bouquet styles and types of flower to use, give us a call or come by our West Allis flower shop today!

Fantastic Fall Flowers

As we approach autumn, it’s a great time to think about the season’s best flowers. While you can still get many types of flowers as imported blooms at any time of the year, there’s something beautiful about using the flowers that are in bloom here in Wisconsin.

Roses are still in bloom through the fall, and are a classic part of any bridal bouquet. They also provide a beautiful aroma, making them perfect for your centerpieces, too.

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Hydrangeas are also in bloom in the autumn. These big flowers are a big trend for bridal bouquets. They are a great way to create a large bouquet without having too many stems.

While they aren’t considered the most elegant of flower types, carnations are an excellent addition to your bouquet. They are in bloom now, and come in a variety of beautiful colors.

One truly seasonal piece for your autumn bouquet is to include fall foliage. Some autumn leaves can be a beautiful addition to your bouquet and centerpieces, particularly if you’re using the season as a theme in your big day.

There are many other local flowers in bloom throughout the fall, and throughout the rest of the year. To find out how you can use these in your wedding bouquet, get in touch with us today!

Throwing the Bouquet: Is It a Must?

The tradition of a bride throwing her bouquet dates back to sometime around the 14th century. It began as a way of keeping guests from trying to grab parts of the bride’s dress for luck. Today, it is still a fun tradition with the single ladies waiting to catch the bouquet as a symbol that they’ll be the next to be married.

While this can be a fun part of a wedding, many brides want to keep their bouquets as a memento of their wedding. With so many beautiful preservation methods available, the bouquet can be a special addition to your wedding photos.

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One way to achieve both is to have a second bouquet for the toss. This is often referred to as a “fortune bouquet” and is a smaller version of the main bouquet. It can also be the same as the bouquets the bridesmaids carry. Throwing this bouquet allows you to have the fun of the toss without losing or damaging your own bouquet.

To find out more about creating a fortune bouquet, or how to work this tradition into your wedding, give us a call or come by our West Allis florist 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!