Weddings are synonymous with flowers.
A bounty of blooms gorgeously arranged create elegance and grandeur in their display amongst bouquets, centerpieces, backgrounds, and floral chandeliers.
A decadence, glorifying nature’s beauty, adorning corners, tables, and aisles. The sweet elegance of flora softening the lines and ridges of a ceremony and reception space, depositing your theme and colors throughout your event.
Flowers, enrich the atmosphere in their quiet nature, allowing you to impart your particular style in a subtle, refined way.
It was Helen Keller who said, “ love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same”
While your guests cannot see your love, like a flower’s scent, they know its presence and are captivated just the same.
Indeed, floral work can set the tone of any event.
Creating beautiful backdrops .
Displaying your theme through centerpieces.
Events are big business in the world of flowers!
It is said that typically, 5-10% of a wedding budget can be expected to be spent with the florist alone.
That is a whole lotta green paying for some plants!!
You can, (yes of course i’m advocating for) DIY some components to stay out of the financial weeds!
In knowing the basic shapes of typical bridal bouquets, you can hit your local craft store and get your thrifty on!
Thank God for Youtube tutorials!
There are several to guide you to create your floral fantasy whether dreaming of a traditional round bouquet or a luxurious cascading effect.
Bloom Box, is an online flower retailer specializing in bulk flower delivery and provides several tutorials to help you create the bouquets of your dreams!
Or, as part of your bridal shower, you can collect broaches to make a nontraditional bouquet with thought and meaning to each broach within your special arrangement.
DIY not for you?
Luckily, you can preserve the beauty of your event and make that money even more worth spending.
While currently there are no services in Maine, it is becoming quite the trend to arrange for donation of your bridal blooms!
The flowers, donated from events, are transformed into smaller arrangements and brought to local hospitals, assisted living, hospice, or veteran facilities.
Not to soil the sentiment of these donations at all but these, as well as donations of leftover foods to local shelters, are all tax deductible write-offs.
Not only are you afforded the opportunity to share in love and beauty, but also a small way to fight the flora’s budget busting!
While I am sure the trend will continue, the eternal optimist in me hopes the heart warming notion is shared, as an established service has yet to arrive in Maine.
Yet, with patience, planning, and thoughtful preparation, perhaps the love of your big day could extend beyond your family and friends.
Arrange with friends and family a way to gather and distribute flowers from your event.
Like your love, a flower is a gift that makes your heart smile. Why wouldn’t you want to share it?