Wedding flowers for an outdoor event

If you are planning an outdoor wedding during the autumn months, you will be pleased to know that the weather is far more forgiving than during the summer. Of course, this does not mean that your wedding flowers will not be vulnerable to dehydration or other effects of the elements. All the more reason to keep the following tips in mind.

Hardy blooms

The first thing you want to do is make sure that you choose hardy wedding flowers. Some flowers are prone to wilting if they are without water for just a few hours while others can last for almost a full day without water. Sunflowers, for instance, will do fairly well even if they are kept out of water. Tulips, on the other hand, are known for wilting fast. Carnations are also great in terms of hardy blooms and they are really affordable too.

Perfect colours

The colour of your wedding flowers will depend on the colour scheme you have chosen for your big day and this will help you choose the types of blooms too. For the autumn season, some of the most popular colours include orange, red, yellow, off-white and plum. Dark green foliage is also popular because it helps the colours of the blooms really stand out.

Add accessories

Apart from your wedding flowers, you can add some fine accessories to your displays as well. For this time of year, the most popular accessories include sticks, wheat, feathers and even mini pumpkins and gourds. Outdoor weddings usually involve the use of an arch so you should decorate it accordingly and with hardy blooms that will not wilt if they are left without water for a few hours.

Wait as long as possible

The last bit of advice regarding wedding flowers for an outdoor event is to keep your blooms indoors for as long as possible. You should only decorate at the last possible moment so that the flowers are at their freshest when the wedding begins. Of course, another great option, if you are so inclined, is to use dried flowers for your ceremony and fresh ones for your indoor reception. Just be aware that dried blooms tend to be a bit more fragile if there is a stronger wind on that day.

When choosing your wedding flowers, make sure that you take the time to consult with your florist. If you are on a tight budget, don’t be afraid to let them know. It is important to make sure that you let them know what you can and cannot afford as well as the atmosphere you wish to create. Take a look at their portfolio as well as pictures of flowers online for inspiration and discuss all of your options before you decide.