Many couples choose to get married during the spring and summer season due to the lovely weather. That said, the autumn months are also pleasantly mild and perfect for tying the knot. One of the greatest benefits of planning an autumn wedding is the fact that you don’t have to worry about getting hot and sweaty. It’s also good to remember that your florist will still have plenty of flowers available during these cooler months.
When decorating your autumn wedding, it’s important to keep in mind the colours of the season as well as the flowers that are in season. Many couples plan their wedding with a single colour in mind but there is no rule against using several colours. For example, you could combine red, yellow, orange, and dark green. You can even add a sprinkleof cream and gold if you like. Your centrepieces, for example, will all look the same but the bride’s bouquet should be unique.
Professional florists understand the importance of texture in every flower arrangement. This is why it’s always a good idea to consider including several types of flowers. The texture of a rose, for example, is very different to that of a carnation or chrysanthemum. Apart from flowers and foliage, you can also add texture in the form of berries and dried elements like sticks.
It’s true that there are more types of flowers available in summer but this does not mean that you don’t have a choice in autumn. Dahlias are available and they come in a wide variety of colours. Chrysanthemums are also usually available throughout the year and they are great if you are trying to stick to a budget. Remember to always use larger flowers to create large bouquets but smaller blooms for small arrangements.
Don’t forget the importance of the containers you choose. They should either complement the displays or they should be concealed. If you are using floral foam and plastic trays, it’s best to make sure that the flowers and foliage hide the foam and plastic. If you are ever unsure, remember that you can use clear glass vases. If you are on a budget, you can use old glass jars and cover the exterior with dried sticks and raffia.