Wedding Planning

Wedding Flowers Checklist: Your Ultimate Guide

Wedding flowers - their style and colour compositions can often set the tone of your whole ceremony. Check out our wedding flowers guide for useful tips on choosing your florals.

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bride and bridesmaids with wedding flowers

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.

just-married couple kiss under flower arch with bridal flowers

Wedding Flowers Checklist

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.

bridesmaids holding white wedding flowers with foliage

Wedding Party Flowers

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

rustic wedding flower arch

Wedding Ceremony Flowers

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

wedding reception flowers table centrepiece

Wedding Reception Flowers

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

Top Tips For Your Wedding Flowers

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 ambience 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!

pastel floral table decor
Bride and wedding bouquet by Alexa Penberthy Photography
blush pink roses wedding flowers

Wedding Gift List Flower Subscriptions

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!

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