Choosing Flowers for your Wedding

Flowers really are the icing on the cake for a beautiful wedding. Your head may be full of glorious visions of what you want your wedding flowers to look like, but getting the arrangements that you want at a price that you can afford will probably take some research and some professional help.

Choosing a florist

Will those soft and romantic pink peonies, exotic orchards or cool elegant lilies that you have your heart set be available on the date of your wedding?   A professional florist will be able to guide you about what is in season and what will match your wedding colours.  Choosing the right florist is really very important. Ask your friends or reception venue for recommendations.


Flowers and other decorative items can take around ten per cent of you budget. If you want to keep costs down, let the florist know what your budget is up front. A good florist will be able to create arrangements that you love that won’t put you into debt. You could also re-use the arrangements that you have for the ceremony at your reception.  Let your florist know that you’d like to do that so that he or she can make sure the flowers will suit both venues.

What is in season and style?

Elegant long stem bouquets for brides and their attendants are predicted to be very big this year. This trend is all about making a simple but dramatic statement and long stem roses are particularly suited to this type of bouquet.  Striking, geometric ikebana floral arrangements are also on-trend and provide an opportunity for expression and creativity.

2017 is seeing a lot of green, gold and white in table centrepieces and these colours really lend themselves to vintage glamour. Think garlands of white flowers, heavy with lush green foliage strewn along your tables, entwined with golden fairy lights or gold candelabra.

You can see some examples of beautiful floral arrangements and how they look in The Waterfront Function Centre’s elegant reception rooms here: /weddings/reception-rooms/.