Fashion trends also dictate the choice of Wedding Flowers. Convention has taken a backseat to individuality, in the choice of Wedding Flowers. Bridesmaids' bouquets do not necessarily match the bridal bouquet, the boutonnieres and centerpieces.
Colorful arrays in contrast to the traditional white are also in style. Lavenders and plums are en vogue. Rather than the traditional romantic Wedding Flower Arrangements, bold and powerful settings, modern, Zen and even monochromatic designs with only one flower or color are in trend.
Flowers used in Weddings are generally in bouquets for Brides and Bridesmaids, Pomanders, Corsages, Headdresses, thank you bouquets, and cake decorations. For the Groom, Best Man, Groomsmen, Mothers, Grandmothers, and all those in between Flower Corsages, Boutonnieres and Buttonholes (also known as flowers to wear) are ideal.
Flowers are also an indispensable part of decor in Church and Venue displays, pew ends, tabletops, long and low displays. It is also appropriate to present a corsage to those who help out in the wedding.
For a Springtime Wedding, the most popular flowers are those that symbolize new beginnings, in rich colors, with full, textured blooms: Peonies, Hydrangea, Lilac, Viuburnum, Tulips, Roses, Cymbidium Orchids, Ranunculas
For a Summertime Wedding, its the Roses that are in full bloom at summertime. With so many beautiful varieties, different roses can be combined for a stunning arrangement: Garden Roses, Ecuadorian Roses, Tea Roses, Spray Rose, or locally grown roses.
Beyond the most established uses for Wedding Flowers in room and table decor and corsages, flowers of all varieties are used to enhance the special day in many non-traditional ways. For example:
Welcome flower gifts for out-of-town guests and members of the bridal parties.
Thank you flower gifts for those people who make the bride and groom's day special.
Rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch decor.
Decorations for the wedding transportation.
Floating arrangements for ponds or pools.
Accessories for the bride's hair, in some cases replacing the more traditional veil.