Add herbs to your wedding flower arrangements
Not all that long ago, it was customary for women to carry herbs down the isle. Many people wore fresh smelling herbs much like we wear perfume today. Of course, back in those days, bathing routines were not quite as regular as they are today and this is one of the reasons for such fragrant choices. Of course, if you are planning a wedding and you are trying to choose the best wedding flowers, it’s good to note that there are a few herbs that can be included. You might not want to create bouquets that consist of herbs alone, but they can be added for their foliage and/or floral beauty.
Lavendar is a popular herb and it has a particularly strong scent. So, when adding this flowering herb to your arrangements, make sure that you do so in moderation. The smell can be soothing but if you overdo it, it can be quite overpowering. It’s also not the kind of smell that you want to fill the room while you are trying to enjoy your meal.
Rosemary is another lovely herb and it lasts really long without water. The scent is paritcularly pleasant and soothing. You can use some rosemary here and there as a different kind of foliage. Remember, your arrangements will usually include at least two or three types of foliage so there is no need for an abundance of rosemary.
Apart from these two popular choices, thyme, sage, and wild marjoram also work well in wedding arrangements. Remember, when choosing herbs, you need to keep one main factor in mind – water! If you are planning on keeping the bouquet out of wate for an extended period of time, the last thing you want is for your herbs to start to wilt. Herbs like parsley, dill, and basil, for example, tend to wilt and bruise fairly easily. A tougher herb will fair better under such circumstances as a busy wedding.