Bridal Accessories: The Beauty of Flowers

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Flowers are a big part of most weddings. The bridal accessories will not be complete without the bouquets for the bridesmaids and maid of honour, as well as corsages for the men and of course the bridal bouquet. The church or other venue for the ceremony will need flowers, including the reception hall. The flowers are expected to match your theme or color scheme for the wedding. You may pick flowers from a florist and they usually have catalogues and other literature to browse through to see different types of arrangements. You will want to have your dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses picked out before going for flowers arrangements and colours.

A lot of brides have started making their own flowers since they have to realise that flowers are a big part of the bridal accessories. There are flower websites online that have how-to books that tell you exactly how to make the flowers. The books and instructions tell you what flowers to use and provide step by step directions that all brides and bridesmaid can put together before the wedding. Yes, this is a great way to save some money, but you also need to plan for the time it takes to assemble your creations. If you use silk or dried flowers, you can make them anytime before the big day.

Most brides are so busy, they just want to look at pictures and have the florist make and deliver the flowers. This is more for a time constraint than anything. Your bridal accessories include so many different things, that most brides want everything done by a professional. Although homemade flower add a personal touch, they are sometimes harder to make. You could be better off saving money on the invitations and making them yourself than the flowers. There are so many types of flowers to use in your bouquets.

The men usually have a single boutonnière that is pinned to the lapel of the jacket. The women have bouquets similar to the brides in color. The bride’s bouquet might be mat with calla lilies or roses. There are other flowers such as wildflowers and carnations. Your bridal accessories list might also include table flowers for the reception hall. These flowers can be the same colour scheme, but should be different from the wedding bouquets. Bridal flowers are ideal for pressing if they are real after the ceremony and reception.

Some brides and bridesmaids do flatten the bouquets and keep the flowers as a keepsake. This is another tradition as is keeping the wedding dress and veil. Your wedding and accessories will look beautiful no matter what type of wedding you have. You can also choose green plants for the reception tables and allow your guests to take them home as a reminder of your wedding. You can do so many different things with flowers and green plants for a wedding and reception. After the flowers and all the other bridal accessories are taken care of, you can sit back and wait for the day to come and it will come even faster than you think.

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