Updated: Mar 13
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE FLORAL & DECOR DESIGN ASPECT FOR THE FUTURE BRIDE & GROOM
While you are planning the floral and décor designs for your wedding you need to consider many aspects. When you have your general vision, there are still countless details to think through. You may want to include, drop or replace them if you want to stick to your budget.
I always start planning the Wedding Party with V.Van Gogh's words in mind:
I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say “he feels deeply, he feels tender." and I want them to feel the same way.
#1. Wedding Party – the closest group of family & friends chosen by a couple to assist and help them celebrate their wedding events. The couple can honour and distinguish the WP from the other guests typically by buying them floral arrangements according to their roles. Usually, during the reception, bridesmaids and groomsmen are sitting with the couple at the special table, called the head table. The number of bridesmaids and groomsmen in the WP also determines the size of the head table. Keep this in mind if you are on a strict budget!
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The Bride’s Bouquet is a necessity. It must be the most gorgeous and personalized bouquet -after all, it reflects the beauty and likeness of the bride.
The Groom’s Boutonniere matches the bride’s bouquet style. It does not have to be immense, just a main flower, some greenery, or both is a standard choice.
The connection to the reception décor or table numbers starts at this point.
You can create a focal point with a backdrop and just a sweetheart table. With all eyes on the lovely couple, guests can easily approach to come and talk to you and take the most sought out pictures - all the more reason to give attention to the details.
If you decided to have a bigger bridal party, you can still keep your sweetheart table and add a head table for your bridesmaids and groomsmen (usually long rectangular table at which they sit side by side). It works well if they are singles, but if their partners are lonely sitting with strangers this might not be the best investment.
You can skip the sweetheart table and sit in the middle of the head table surrounded by your besties, or there is always another option: the Head Feasting Table.
A Head Feasting Table can also be called a Harvest Table or Kings Table.
How does it differ from a typical head table? The head feasting table is still long and rectangular but usually wider and the significant others of the WP will also be seated here. It is also placed in the center of the room with the other guest tables surrounding it.
Coming back to the attendees of the Wedding Party - bridesmaids and groomsmen. You can have just your maid of honour and the best man, or you can add as many bridesmaids and groomsmen as your wallet will allow. Your girls need bouquets and the boys should have boutonnieres, so consider this when deciding your numbers.
Traditionally, you may also consider boutonnieres, corsages or small flower bouquets for other members of your WP and/or important guests like parents, grandparents, flower girls, ring bearers, etc.
A small flower bouquet is called a posy, nosegay or tussie-mussie.
In summary, these are the floral accessories you need to consider while choosing your WP:
Bride’s floral crown or hair flowers
Fathers and grandfathers’ boutonnieres
Ring boy boutonniere
Mothers, grandmothers, flower girls’ floral accessories (boutonnieres, corsages, posies)
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He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
- St. Francis of Assisi
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