Your diamond is sparkling prettily on your finger, you’ve carefully chosen your venue, and you have said yes to the dress. The wedding of your dreams is in sight. But have you considered what flowers you want to complement your big day?
Wedding flowers are essential for creating a beautiful and memorable Australian wedding. From your Australian wedding bouquet to the centrepieces, and even the button-hole on the groom, your blooms must be beautiful.
But where do you start?
If tulips have you in a twist, and peonies are leaving you pondering, then read on. Our guide for choosing the perfect flowers for your Sunshine Coast wedding is all you need.
Australian Wedding Planning
Whether you are planning a simple wedding Australia bound, or a more elaborate affair, the right florals are imperative. But with so many considerations, from colours and seasons to the best florist and your floral budget, it can be difficult to know where to start.
As your flowers can take up a fair chunk of your budget, it is important to take the time to consider all the options. The flowers and arrangements you choose will play a huge part in your wedding aesthetic, so getting them right is vital.
Our guide is a great place to start for considering your ideal flowers for your dream Sunshine Coast wedding.
Think About the Budget
The average Australian wedding costs around $50,000, with flowers taking up a big chunk of the budget. This seems like a lot, but flowers add so much to a wedding: colour, romance, and synchronicity.
Whether you are looking for a few bouquets or an entire floral arrangement, there are a lot of variations involved in choosing flowers for your Australian wedding.
Here are some of our top tips to consider.
Be Open With Your Florist
Once you have chosen your florist, it is so important to be open with them from the start and to let them know what your budget is. Once they have an understanding of your budget, they will be able to work with you to ensure you get exactly what you want within your means.
The location of both your wedding venue and your florist can play a part in the cost factor.
Will your florist have to travel far to your wedding venue? What about the style of your venue; does it need a lot of decorating? Or can you get away with minimal?
Obviously, the number one factor in planning your budget is the size of your order. Centrepieces, buttonholes, corsages, flower walls, bouquets, favours; there is a lot to consider.
Think about the final look you want your wedding to have. Are you interested in making statements, or do you prefer the understated look? These style choices will help when it comes to thinking about your flower order.
There are so many gorgeous wedding flowers Australian natives can choose from that it can be hard to know where to begin. Understanding which flowers are in season at the time of your big day is something you need to think about before you set your heart on a particular bloom.
Some blooms, such as roses, are available all year long. But most others are only available during certain months.
Here are some of our favourite wedding flowers by season.
Summer weddings call for light pastel shades and bright, tropical tones to make a sizzling statement:
- Calla lilies
- Singapore orchids
Make sure you keep your blooms in a cool place to keep them looking their best for your special day.
An autumn wedding Australia bound is such a romantic affair. All those warm, rich colours and textures, and the perfect weather and temperature make for a gorgeous wedding day:
- Garden roses
Many of these blooms have a variety of colours to choose from, so opt for tones that will complement your autumnal aesthetic.
In the winter, why not go bold and dramatic with your florals? Choose from:
- Queen Anne’s lace
- Sweet peas
- Oriental lilies
Choose blooms that have texture and depth, perfect for making a dramatic statement, just right for a winter wedding.
Spring weddings call for soft, pretty, and fragrant florals that will add colour, warmth and femininity to your day:
- Sweet pea
- David Austin roses
Opt for pretty, delicate colours with a couple of bolder shades as a highlight.
Use Australian Native Flowers
For the perfect Sunshine Coast wedding, nothing could be better than using stunning native Australian blooms. Australia has such a beautiful array of native flora. Not only do they look wonderful and pay homage to your home, but they are also a local, cost-effective option.
Some of our most loved Aussie florals to consider for your wedding include frosted fire proteas, rice flowers, Inca golds, eucalyptus tetragonas, king proteas, flannel flowers, everlasting daisies, billy buttons, banksias, kangaroo paws, and waratahs.
Each of these blooms has its own unique qualities, colours, sizes, and textures. Native flowers are rising even more in popularity, thanks to people embracing their surroundings and their environments.
The Only Wedding Guide Australia Needs
Now that you have a better understanding of how to choose flowers for your Australian wedding, there is nothing stopping you from having the floral displays of your dreams.
Remember, your wedding day is your day. So you want to make sure you choose flowers and designs that are special and significant for you and your partner.
If you would like help planning your perfect day, then please do contact us. Together, we will make your perfect day a gorgeous reality.