By Society of American Florists
- Welcome gifts for out-of-town guests and members of the bridal parties.
- Thank you gifts for those people who make the bride and groom’s day special.
- Rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch décor.
- Decorations for the wedding transportation.
- Floating arrangements for ponds or pools.
- Accessories for the bride’s hair, in some cases replacing the more traditional veil.
At the Ceremony
- Adorn the ceremony entrance with flower-filled urns that can later be moved to the reception.
- Use flowers and candlelight at different levels to give dimension to design.
- Use a single rose to mark the seats of both the groom’s and the bride’s mothers.
- Attach flower petals to a large ribbon for an elegant decoration piece.
At the Reception
- Garland the center of the head table with flowers, foliage and votive candles.
- Use the bridesmaids’ bouquets to create lavish buffet table decorations or to surround the cake.
- Have your florist create guest table centerpieces with 4-5 separate clusters of flowers so that each couple can take a part of the centerpiece home.
- Float large fragrant flowers, such as open roses or gardenias, in crystal containers with votive candles.
- Sprinkle rose petals on the cake table and walkways.
- Have the toss bouquet double as a cake top.
- Decorate goblets and cake knives with flowers.
- Use a cake plate with a mound of flowers on it as a centerpiece.
- Use roses to make a dome at the top of a glass bowl filled with pretty rocks, and place a wreath around the bowl to highlight it.
- Toss rose petals instead of rice as the bride and groom leave.