Picking the right wedding flowers is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when planning your wedding. OK, it may not be quite as important as picking the correct venue or your dress, but it is decisions like these, the ones that concentrate on the finer details that can help make your wedding go from good to great.

Here’s out top tips to help you pick the best flowers for your wedding…

Pick your florist carefully

There are lots of good florists out there in the UK that can provide you not only with great flowers for your wedding but can provide invaluable advice and guidance to ensure you get the ones that are perfect for your wedding. Here at Parklands we’ve done the hard work for you and only work with florists that we have the utmost respect for and have complete faith in their knowledge, quality of work as well as their reliability. These include Water Baby Flowers and Elegant Stems.

Have a budget and stick to it

Once you’ve chosen to work with a florist, then it is important to understand that you are working in partnership with them with the aim of having the most fabulous wedding flowers. With that in mind, be up front about your budget. This gives your florist the chance to come up with various options and work with you to get the best flowers you can possibly get at the most cost-effective price.

Did you know some flowers have special meanings?

Lots of people aren’t aware that some flowers have special meanings. For some people, this can be very important. For example, the rose is associated with love, passion and romance, so it is no wonder that it is such a popular choice for weddings. Lily of the Valley are known to represent purity which again is another great choice for a wedding. Talk to your florist, they’ll be knowledgeable about these things and can advise you on the symbolic meanings for the more popular choices of flowers.

Don’t forget to ensure your bridal bouquet works with your dress

By the time you’re getting round to choosing your flowers you will have undoubtedly have chosen your wedding dress. Therefore, however much you like certain sorts of flowers, do they fit in with your dress and its colours? Size too is important. If you’ve got a larger style of dress, this allows you to go with a larger bouquet whereas smaller dresses look much better with smaller, more delicate bouquets.

Fresh or silk flowers?

There really is something special about the smell of fresh flowers isn’t there? Unfortunately if you suffer from hayfever using them may not be the best idea. Silk flowers these days are almost indistinguishable from the real thing so they are a great option if you don’t want to risk streaming eyes and sneezing on your big day. They are also a good option if you want to keep your wedding bouquet as a momentum of your big day.