Choosing your wedding flowers
There are so many decisions for you to make in the run up to your big day. Which dress to wear, where to hold the wedding and who to invite are just some of the things you'll find on your mind in the months leading up your celebration. With so much going on, picking out your wedding flowers is something that often gets overlooked or left to the last minute. However, your flowers have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your special day � so take a look at our quick guide to choosing the right ones for you.
First, take a look at what flowers are in season when you get married. Of course, you can always import flowers from warmer climates, but blooms that grow naturally in the UK are sure to be fresher and look better � and they're cheaper and kinder too the environment too! For spring weddings, lilies and irises are popular choices, while summer is a great time for roses. In the autumn, you can create a seasonal bouquet with carnations and freesias, while winter weddings will look great bedecked with hyacinths and lilac.
Of course, your wedding flowers aren't just about what you put in your bouquet � they can double up as everything from buttonholes to table decorations. To keep things simple, choose just one or two distinctive flowers that you can use as a running theme throughout � you can always add additional blooms to the bouquets. Think about how your flowers will work with your wider colour scheme too � simple whites and paler colours look elegant and will complement almost any scheme without overwhelming it.
Finally, to create a really fantastic look why not get your guests involved in the fun? Choose a readily available flower such as a rose or a lily and invite all your guests to bring their own themed buttonholes and corsages. Having all those matching blooms dotted around your wedding will look great, both on the day and in your photos of the event.