Post # 1
I haven’t been to many weddings, and as I plan out florals I’m wondering what’s the general norm. We are DIYing faux flowers to save money. Planning to use Lings Moment and they sell things by theme.
Is it normal for all the weasing party florals to match with all the centerpieces and all the decor (things like arch flowers)? Or should there ideally be a bit more variety? What did you do at your wedding (or plan to) and what have you generally seen at others?
Thanks in advance for any responses!
Post # 2
Doesn’t matter what’s normal, what matters is if you like it 🙂
Roses in your bouquet but daffodils on the tables? If that’s what you like then go for it. It’s your day 🙂
Post # 3
I had mine done by a florist and they were all cohesive but I agree it’s your day so you should do what you like!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2019 - Arlington, Virginia
I also DIY’d flowers and sourced from multiple places– Trader Joe’s for fresh on the tables/cake/aisle, then dried from 3 different etsy botiques for the boquet, boutineers, and floral wrist bands for the family. I used a faux flower wreath from Amazon for the flower girl’s hair. It all ended up looking cohesive the day of. That said, my wedding was bright and playful, and having multiple colorful flowers was part of the tea-party look I was going for. I also sourced all the decor and wedding party outfits from difference places. I just kept a design/mood board in PowerPoint and compared each item to it before purchasing them online. (I bought everything except the flowers online.) Here are some pics so you can see what I mean.
Post # 5
Our centerpieces pulled the individual flowers from my bouquet into bud vases, but the main event was the live orchid plants that I sent home with each family as a favor. We only had 6 “households” present since it was an intimate microwedding, but it was a huge hit. I ended up with 2 of the centerpieces myself and love them.
We spent less than $1000 on flowers and arrangements, including all the bud vases, centerpiece vases, and votives.
Post # 6
It’s totally a matter of personal preference! I prefer a more “messy” aesthetic with different colors, textures and contrasts, but there’s nothing wrong with a more matchy matchy look either.