Wedding flower myths debunked

Wedding flower myths debunked

Wedding flowers have to be white or ivory… Never use sunflowers… Carnations don’t go with weddings… Spring weddings shouldn’t use deep colors…


Planning a wedding is quite an adventure, and there will be plenty of unsolicited advice along the way about everything from venue to flowers to food. At the end of the day, it is YOUR big day, and it is important that your wedding be special to YOU. Flowers are a big part of what makes that special day even more perfect, and we believe every bride should choose the blooms that mean something special to them.

Here are a few wedding myths that should be buried deeper than the roots of a purple prairie clover!

Myth: I need a full-blown floral plan before I meet with a florist.

Not true! As with any other industry, it is important to find an expert to guide you through the selection process. There are many different factors to consider when selecting the perfect arrangements for an event. Your florist will help you choose blooms that will be available (and in your budget!) at the time of your wedding and will work with whatever floral inspiration you have already gathered to choose the best blooms for your theme and color palette! 


Myth: My wedding flowers should match the season. 

It is YOUR day! Choose whatever colors bring you joy! If your favorite colors are bright and bold, but you are having a winter wedding, work with your florist to combine the best of both! Perhaps some hot pink peonies and crimson asiatic lilies paired with delicate white roses and fresh sprigs of green. Whatever you decide, a Lilygrass pro can help you every step of the way!

Myth: I should stay away from expensive flowers to stretch my budget. 

While it’s true that some flowers are more expensive than others, that doesn’t mean you have to avoid them entirely. If you love orchids or peonies or another more expensive flower, talk with your florist about how to use them as accent flowers paired with a more economical choice. 


Myth: It’s easy to DIY my wedding flowers and save money.

We have no doubt you have a great eye and clear vision of what you want your wedding to be, but there is a lot to consider when it comes to floral design – availability, bloom life, placement, pairing, etc. There’s also the stress factor to consider, as you’ll have a lot of other things going on that day. If you still want to take the DIY approach, we do offer bulk flower discounts for brides who prefer to do their own flowers. 


Myth: Wedding flowers should always be real. 

While cut flowers are the most common choice for weddings, they’re not the only choice! Artificial flowers are beautiful, too, and can be a great choice for weddings. Artificial arrangements are especially nice if allergies are a concern, if you want an uncommon color of flowers, or if you want to save your bouquet and have it look the same for years to come. 

We are so grateful for the many brides who have entrusted us with their wedding floral design over the years. We look forward to helping you with "what you envision, we make a reality" with your wedding flowers! Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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