Baptism and christening flowers

Baptisms and christenings are very personal and joyous occasions. Much like weddings, there’s plenty of planning involved. The décor needs to be just right and everyone knows that fresh flowers have a special role to play. When selecting flowers for a christening or baptism, here are a few of the top blooms and common practices to keep in mind.

White is a popular colour for baptism flowers. As for the types of flowers, the following list should provide you with more than enough options:

  • Roses
  • Calla Lilies
  • Daisies
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Carnations
  • Gladiolus
  • Tulips
  • Zinnias
  • White Asters
  • White Poinsettias
  • Sweet Peas

Adults versus children

Adult baptisms are quite different when compared to baby christenings. The flower arrangements for adult baptisms are often of a more mature nature and more elegant. As for christenings, the flower displays are usually on the more whimsy side. They reflect the purity and innocence of the baby or child as well as their young and playful approach to life. The mature arrangements are best for adults or even older children on their baptism.

Church versus reception

Whether a child or adult is being baptised or christened, the flowers used to decorate the church will always be of a more elegant nature. Taller arrangements are excellent for creating this effect and they can be placed on stands for added height. If you are planning a reception, much like a wedding, you will need to order a centrepiece for each table. These arrangements should not be too large. You don’t want them to completely take over the table. If you are using white flowers, make sure that you have a colourful overlay covering the tables so that they flowers don’t blend in with the white tablecloth.

Finally, don’t forget about those little party favours! You want your guests to have a little something to remember this day. They can be in the form of something sweet and delicious, a small ornament, or even small bouquets that each of your guests can take home.