Post # 1
So I’m starting to look at florist now (7 months out from wedding) and I just realized I have NO clue what I’d want. We’ll have very limited flowers because we’re doing something much different for table decorations (didn’t want to waste money on flowers and we have some stuffy people that would probably scoff at fake flowers). But I still obviously want flowers for my arrangement, the girls, and the guys suites, etc.
The wedding colors are navy blue, gold, and a cream/white. Not only is there very few DARK BLUE flowers (and don’t want light blue because it just doesn’t mess) but my dress is more of a blush color. When I imagine dark blue flower arrangement against my blush colored dress, it just doesn’t seem like it meshes well. So, should I just stick with a more white flowers arrangement? Does my flower arrangement have to include my wedding colors? Thanks Bee’s. And if any of you could show me yours and say what your colors are, that would be great!
Post # 2
yourhandinmine : hi there and congrats! Your wedding colors do not HAVE to be incorporated into the bouquet but nothing really has to be done unless you want it 🙂 I would consider white/greenery with some hints of light pink if you want that color incorporated and do a navy blue ribbon if you really want that color in the bouquet 🙂
Post # 3
There’s nothing you can’t do – include your colours or don’t. There’s no wedding police 😉 Our colours were off-white and navy and sage green and we chose eucalyptus, baby’s breath, thistles, lavender and something that kinda looks like roses but isn’t roses etc for the flowers. I added paper flowers folded from book pages but also had some made from dark blue paper. If you want that contrast, that’s one possible option. I do like the idea of the navy blue ribbon though!
Post # 4
Well, metallics pretty much go with everything. Navy is considered a neutral (i.e. goes with everything). So you can do pretty much any color you want. They don’t have to be the exact same colors as your wedding colors.
If you don’t know what you want and don’t have a specific vision in mind, then you can also simply find a florist whose work you like, tell them a few things about yourself and general likes and dislikes, and tell them to have at it within your budget. That’s their job. They’re good at it. They’ll figure out what goes.
Post # 5
yourhandinmine : Honestly, any good florest worth their weight can take a colour (or series of colours) and build a beautiful bouquet on that alone. There are so many different types of flowers florists use in their bouquets, most of which you have never even heard of before. It’s not all roses and baby’s breath!
I would suggest setting up a few meetings and seeing who you’re most comfortable with. We did that with our florist – gave her a colour scheme, then she showed us examples of what she’d done in the past – it was per-fect. She also recommends saving any Pinterest pics we like over the next few months to give her an idea of the style we’re looking for.
for reference, our colours are similar (we’re having a winter wedding, so thinking warm dark colours like navy and burgundy with gold), and she managed to show us exactly what we were looking for.
Post # 6
Our colors were navy and rose gold and below is a picture of my bouquet. Anemone flowers have a navy blue middle in them and we also went with navy blue thistle (totally forget what it’s called, but it’s pretty popular right now). We also did some blush flowers to give it some more color. I loved it! Our bridesmaids were just smaller versions of mine and the groomsmen did one of the white flowers and some greenery. Honestly, I just found stuff on Pinterest that I liked and showed it to the florist and she took it from there!
Post # 7
Here’s mine! We had the same colors. I incorporated blue with thistle while the rest of the flowers were cream and blush.
Post # 8
My colors were green and gold with purple accents. I didn’t care about my bouquet matching my colors, and my girls carried books, while the guys wore fishing flies instead of flowers, so it didn’t have to coordinate with any other flowers.
I told my florist to do whatever she thought looked good as long as it was bright, colorful, and in-season (and not too many roses, lol). It turned out great and really popped agains my white dress. The florist took my colors and my desire for bright and did an awesome job – a good florist can do that for you.
Post # 9
Agreeing with what everyone else said, you don’t need to match. Our colors were plum, teal and silver. But my bouquets were white with every green, pine cones and red berries (winter). The girls bouquets we wrapped in teal ribbon and the guys boutonnières the same. So it brought the color in, but the flowers themselves were neutral and I liked the look!