We could deck the halls with flowers of all shapes, sizes and colors. If we did, our budgets would be drained in a matter of minutes! We love all the beautiful, fresh florals that are a tradition in weddings, but not so in love with the price tag. How do you know what flowers are in season and readily available?
In California, Summer/Fall is the season of Lavender, Lilies, Dahlias, Zinnias and Aster. Of course, that’s just naming a few, as the sun and climate allow for a variety of brightly colored florals and fresh foliage to embellish arrangements and centerpieces alike. Your wedding planner will be able to recommend a florist based on your location so you have the best selection. Don’t be afraid to ask their opinion on what pairs well. Be open about your budget and what your dream variety would be, then let them suggest similar options to achieve the desired look.
If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for, go with the colors in your theme. Your florist can work with you to pair contrasting and complimentary colors in your florals to bring out elements of your decor. You can juxtapose large and small centerpieces based on your table size. A single flower or succulent on each table is the perfect accent to larger arrangements throughout the venue. If you have banquet style seating, a runner of greens and candelabras work well without taking up too much space. You never want to max out your budget on florals but do incorporate organic elements in your decor!
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