Selecting Flowers For Your Wedding
There are few events more memorable in a lifetime than your wedding. If you're planning a wedding and want to include flowers in your day, you'll want to consult a florist early in your wedding planning. A florist can help you determine the flowers that will be available at the time of your wedding, and the arrangements you'll need for the wedding and reception sites.
The florist can also help you set a flower budget for your wedding. Wedding flowers in Pittsburgh, PA
can be relatively inexpensive or can take a substantial part of your wedding budget, depending upon the flowers you choose and their seasonal availability at the time of your wedding. Your guests will spend much more time at your reception site; so if you must choose where to spend your floral dollars, use the bulk of your floral budget to provide flowers for your reception site.
A florist can suggest species and colors that match or complement your wedding décor. You'll also receive professional assistance in determining what arrangements you should purchase for each venue, if your wedding and reception are in two different places. A florist can also work with you to help you make the most of your flower budget.
The most common wedding arrangements are bouquets carried by the bride and her bridesmaids; flowers for the church; and flowers and table centerpieces for the reception site. Brides often purchase boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen. The bride may also purchase fresh flowers to put in her hair, corsages for the mother of the bride, mother of the groom and other honored guests, or flower petals for a flower girl to scatter as she walks up the aisle. There is no rule of thumb for budgeting for wedding flowers, since each wedding is a unique reflection of the bride and groom.
Flowers commonly found in wedding arrangements include roses, carnations, daisies and mums. These flowers are readily available year-round and come in a variety of sizes and colors. Certain flowers, like carnations and daisies, readily accept dyes and can be given a custom color. Unusual, rare and out-of-season flowers can be imported from suppliers all over the world, but the cost of these kinds of flowers will be significant, since tropical and fresh-cut flowers must receive special handling in transit.
Flower shops may also rent greenery for weddings, receptions and special events. This approach allows the bride and groom to have fresh greenery at the wedding and reception site without requiring them to transport it from the reception site at the end of the evening.
Floral delivery services for wedding and reception flowers frees the bride, groom and bridal party from having to pick up and set up the wedding and reception florals. If you're planning a wedding, consult with a florist about six months in advance of your wedding day to receive the best advice and service on wedding and reception flowers.
Oliver Flower Shop Inc
300 6th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222