Thursday, September 22, 2011

A wedding flower showdown

  As anyone who has been through the process before can tell you, planning a wedding is anything but a piece of cake! You've got invitations to mail out, seating charts to come up with and a band to hire. Of course, one vital aspect of most weddings is the flowers! They're practically everywhere, from centerpieces on the table to the bride's arms as she walks down the aisle. If you're trying to figure out which flowers to get for your own nuptials, three of the most popular options are roses, orchids and lilies. Which bloom is for you? Continue on as we put them through the ultimate wedding flower showdown!

1. Orchids
Orchids come in a wide variety of colors, so you'll be sure to find one that suits your wedding's overall color scheme. These flowers are great for brides who want something a little more unassuming than roses or lilies - after all, you're probably not going to see a humongous bouquet of orchids. They thrive as individuals, and a single bloom is more than able to stand up on its own. You can even incorporate into the flower girls outfit as seen to the right. Orchids can be a bit pricier than the others, though, so if you're trying to keep yourself on a budget, you may want to look elsewhere for your wedding flowers.

2. Lilies
Lilies, on the other hand, do incredibly well in large numbers. If you're looking to go for the gusto, these blooms may be exactly what you're looking for. Not only are they practically bursting with color, but they're generally cheaper than other options available to you. Lilies are a great way to mix and match your favorite hues to come up with something that is truly unique to your ceremony and reception.
3. Roses
Ah, roses. They are the ultimate symbol of love and devotion - what better way to capture your feelings for one another than with these perennial favorites? A classic wedding should not be without its share of roses, even if it's just a single flower presented to the bride at the reception. They'll look great in a vase at your guests' tables, and rose petals also make for delightful boutonnieres!
Whatever you decide, try to stick with flowers that you think most accurately reflect on you as a person. If you aren't interested in the lavish explosions of color that lilies offer, then stick with orchids! However, if you want to keep it classic, roses might just be the way to go.
What flowers would you want to have on your wedding day?

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