Wedding Flowers Checklist - Your Ultimate Guide

wedidng flowers checklist - bride and groom holding hands with peach and white rose wedding bouquet

There are endless possibilities when it comes to wedding flowers. They can set the tone of the whole ceremony, whether you want to go bold and bright or soft and romantic. Your wedding flowers will show off your personality, and provide the backdrop for many of your wedding photos, so let our checklist guide you. 

Before you book your wedding florist, it’s key to make sure you know what you’d like. Bring along any inspiration you’ve seen and reference our checklist below so you’re completely prepared. Remember - this is just a general guide, so don’t feel pressured to have every kind of wedding flower on the list! Your wedding florist will be able to work with you to meet your budget.



  • Bride's bouquet
  • Flowers for hair
  • Bridal throw bouquet
  • Bridesmaid bouquets
  • Flower girl bouquet or petals
  • Groomsmen buttonholes
  • Ring bearer flowers
  • Groomsmen buttonholes
  • Mother of the Bride/Groom corsages
  • Father of the Bride/Groom
  • Grandparent corsage


  • Entrance flowers
  • Altar and registrar table flowers
  • Pew chair decorations
  • Aisle décor
  • Candles to match your flowers
  • Dried petal confetti for your guests


  • Entryway arrangements
  • Flower wall or arch
  • Table centerpieces
  • Bar décor
  • Head table decorations
  • Card table/guest book decorations
  • Wedding cake flowers

wedding flower ideas


If you fancy yourself a bit of a DIY champ, you may want to try being your own wedding florist. There are plenty of flower arranging courses available, earning you a lifelong skill as well as wedding flowers that are truly personal to you.

For eco-conscious couples, or those on a budget, foraging for your own wedding flowers is another fun option - and a great activity for you to do together. Furthermore, think about how your wedding flowers can be used throughout the day to minimise waste.

When it comes to wedding flowers inspiration, search for the latest trends such as pampas grass and dried flowers. Or you may prefer abundant floral installations for an extra wow factor. It’s a good idea to find out what flowers are in season when you’re getting married, for extra seasonal ambiance as well as practicality and cost.

First impressions count, have a think about what you want the flowers at your ceremony entrance to look like. They will make a lovely welcome feature for your guests and a great backdrop for those all-important ‘just married’ pictures!

top tip for wedding flowers

Whilst you’re getting inspired to create your dream wedding bouquets, don’t forget that you can add a seasonal flower subscription from Bloom & Wild to your wedding gift list. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving, sending a regular burst of joy through your post box!

For a little extra inspiration, take a peek at some of our favourite floral weddings from real Wedding Shop couples Yael & Michael, and Ellie & Stacey.