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Your Guide to Wedding Flowers as Décor


Because of its beauty and symbolism, flowers are ever present in wedding celebrations. But in spite of its beauty, you shouldn’t just place flowers anywhere and everywhere. The art of floral arrangement and how you use them as decoration is important so that not only will the beauty of the flower show, but the area where you place them will be highlighted. If poorly prepared, the flowers will wilt easily and will not look as beautiful as they should, which defies the very purpose of decorating the place. But with the proper knowledge and preparation, decorating your wedding with flowers will create a truly beautifying effect.

Before deciding where to place them, choose first the type of flowers depending on some important aspects. The color of the flower should match or complement your color motif. Also, the flower has to be in season so that it will be available easily and won’t cost too much. When using flowers at your wedding, here are some ideas you can explore. For some of them, you can even cut cost by doing them yourself. A basic understanding of flower decorating can get you through your floral decorations without having to pay high fees to florists or interior designers.

You can use your wedding flowers on wrist corsages. Not only will this serves as an accessory for your entourage, but this can make your whole wedding look coordinated. The pews, aisle, and altar, if you are holding a church ceremony will look decadent when you use flowers as decorations for these areas.

Flowers are popularly used as centerpieces during weddings. You can place them in small bundles or have them in large vases. Place flowers in the gazebo or in the arc designed for the couples. You can place a lot of leaves or a lot of greens to highlight the arc, but you can place flowers in them as well to make it more soft and romantic.

Chairs can be accented with floral designs as well. Place silk flowers, or real flowers, in the chairs along with ribbons and laces to fully decorate each piece. Wedding cakes are sometimes decorated with fondant icing, others even with Swarovski crystals, but still the most popular and classic decoration is flowers. Icing shaped as flowers or silk flowers lining up the cake make for a truly romantic wedding cake.

Your wedding favors can come in floral designs as well. They can be any practical, edible or decorative favor, and you incorporate the floral design in the body of the favor, in the packaging, or in the wedding favor label.

Flowers are intended to soften up the look of an area or an item when used as décor. As for its meaning, flowers have always symbolized love and affection between couples. Flowers can be the best decoration to reflect the true meaning of one’s wedding. With the proper use and preparation, flowers can liven up the place, bring a fresh air of romance, and just simply beautify a place.

Criss White is a professional article writer for bridal, wedding, and various other topics. To view some flower favors or to check out some other wedding favors, visit Bridal and Wedding Favors. Note: This article may be reprinted in your ezine, blog, or website as long as the credits remain intact and hyperlinks remain act

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