You can’t have a wedding without flowers, and while styles and arrangements have changed over years, Watanabe Floral has kept up with the latest trends.
Monty Pereira, general manager and sales and marketing director, says there are four main floral trends this wedding season:
- The use of fabric extensions to add movement, color, and texture to a bouquet, both for use when holding, and even when placed down. Popular choices are ribbon tails and embellishments, using lace and other fabrics.
- Popular colors include traditional whites, light pink, blushes, nude or sand, mauve, peach and tangerine.
- Using less foliage. Instead, look for loose, airy, unstructured pieces.
- Shapes are horizontal, rectangle, or longer ovals for bridal pieces.
Before designing a bouquet, consider the date and location of your ceremony.
“Some flowers are seasonal and not available year-round. Also, some flowers are less conducive for an outdoor wedding because of their fragile nature,” Pereira explained.
If you are on a budget, Pereira offered these tips:
- Reuse flowers from your ceremony at your reception. For example, use the pew pieces as simple centerpieces, or an arch piece as the head table piece.
- Focus your money on one wow piece. Consider taking most of your budget and creating a showstopper piece that can be located prominently at the reception or ceremony. Then go simple everywhere else.
- Finally, DIY. Have someone help you create it on your own. It will always be cheaper to buy the flowers and create your own bouquets and/or centerpieces on your own.