The second thing to consider when choosing your wedding flowers, is to Look at Your Venue. Your flower arrangements should complement the venue well, so it’s important to check out the venue space before making any floral decisions.
When visiting the venue, take a look at the predominant color schemes already in place. Nothing like a bad carpet or wallpaper to cause a color clash.
Also look at the size of the space. A venue with very tall ceilings, may warrant a taller centerpiece in order to fill the space and add drama. That same tall centerpiece in a venue with lower ceilings though would look out of place. Also consider the lighting. If the lights are going to be very low at the event, some accent lighting in the floral designs might be a great addition.
Take a look at the style of the space. If the venue has a modern design, then keep it sleek and minimal with a contemporary display of more sculptural flowers like callas or orchids. In a more historical venue, you might need a more elaborate display of traditional blooms like roses or hydrangeas with a more varied color scheme.
The church is no exception either. There’s plenty of opportunity for floral decorations at the church. From the alter, to the pews, to the doors, there’s typically lots of space and different color schemes to consider. If you can’t afford much decoration for the church, start with the areas where the most photos will be taken, like the entrance and the alter.
Keep in mind that many churches and venues have rules about flowers and where they can be used, so make sure to speak with your venue about that. For example, many churches do not allow fresh rose petals to be used because they can damage the carpet.
So before visiting with your florist, make sure to check out the venue and share the details of the space with your florist!
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