Monday, September 27, 2010

How to Select Beach Wedding Flowers

If you are asking: How to Select Beach Wedding Flowers, you are probably among the lucky ones getting married in tropical bliss. Who can picture a more romantic setting for a wedding...the ocean waves lapping in the background, the sun shining in the horizon, the tropical warm breeze caressing you and your loved one as you begin your forever and ever in heaven!  I know that`s what me and my husband chose for our special day.

Being a wedding florist and because there were no guests at the wedding, and because we were getting married the second day into our holiday, I decided to make my own artificial tropical wedding bouquet. One bouquet and one boutonniere for my husband were all the flowers necessary for this situation. When getting married on a southern beach you have a few options of how to select beach wedding flowers....
  • You can make your own artificial bouquets and bring them with you.
  • You can have a local florist make your bouquets upon the recommendation of your resort`s wedding planners.
  • You can purchase a complete wedding package at an island resort that includes flowers in their wedding package.
  • You can go to the flower market at your tropical destination, purchase live flowers for your bouquet and make your own in your room. Just remember to bring floral tape, ribbon, stem cutters and floral wire to allow you to be able to accomplish this task.
If you are getting married the first, second or third day into your holiday, the easiest and most reliable solution would be to make your own bouquet at home and bring it with you on your beach wedding.  You could also pre-order from home through email. Get some suggestions and addresses from your resort`s wedding planner if you want to do this. If you have more time on your hands before getting married on the beach, your choices can be more numerous.

Beach wedding flowers are typically bright, vibrant and tropical. Orchids, birds of paradise, anthuriums, gingers and roses are perfect for wedding flowers. The wedding bouquets could feature orchids and roses whereas the centerpiece or ceremony and cake table could be decorated with the taller and brighter tropical birds and gingers. 

The amount of wedding flowers you will need for a beach wedding vary greatly depending on how many bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and guests are coming along. All members of the bridal party should receive a bouquet or boutonniere. The parents should receive body flowers as well. 

If you are having a reception, you may want to consider having a floral centerpiece on each table. If it`s just you and your husband, you may just want to place your bouquet on the romantic dinner table and then at the foot of the bed to decorate that as well. Lol!

Weddings in Hawaii should ideally include leis as the perfect accent to your beach wedding. Have the wedding party wear them and if possible, give one to each guest upon their arrival.Orchids are a popular wedding flower for the bridal bouquets as well as the leis since they are long lasting in the tropical heat.

To give you even more ideas of beach wedding themes that will help determine the look of your beach wedding flowers, I found this great website:

Beach Wedding Ideas And Themes

Caribbean Beach Wedding Ideas and Themes
Bright beach wedding theme includes such items as exotic tropical flowers in your bouquets, elegant white beach wedding dress, traditional Black Rum Wedding Cake and celebration till late night.

Hawaiian Beach Wedding Theme Ideas
Hawaiian beach wedding theme can be very romantic. Hawaiian guitars, bright multi-colored Hawaiian style sundresses, shirts and skirts, beautiful nature will make your special wedding day unforgettable.

Fantasy and Role-playing Beach Wedding Themes
Be an actor in your own theater. Just play, this is your special day. Bride and groom can have a Pirate Wedding, Cinderella wedding, Western wedding themes and such.

Animal Beach Wedding Ideas
If you like animals such as mermaid, dolphins, turtles etc., You can have a great beach wedding theme based on the sea and fantastic creatures. Choose necessary wedding attire like dress in mermaid style or a fishing net with sea shells.

For step by step instructions on How to Make Wedding And Special Events flowers, click on this title: Unleash Your Inner Florist 

To read more on wedding flowers for beginners and to take the quiz to see if you should make your own, click here: Wedding Flowers For Beginners.


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  2. Thanks for sharing your information of wedding flowers and also how to choose beach wedding flowers.Learnt from content information of couple experience.