Floral Fantasia: Incorporating Flowers into Every Aspect of Wedding Decor

As one of the most traditional elements in wedding decor, floral designs are incorporated into almost every detail of a wedding. From the bride and bridesmaids carrying bouquets to the boutonniere on the groom and his men, there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate flowers into your big day. If you’re looking for a list of all the places you could have flowers, check out this comprehensive breakdown for answers!

  • Hair

A floral headpiece can add a gorgeous accent to your bridal attire that can elevate and enhance your entire look. Whether you prefer a flower crown or just a couple of small accents, you can do nearly anything with some hairpins and ties! You can even buy custom pre-made clip-in pieces that feature your wedding florals for yourself, bridesmaids, and flower girls.

  • Private Decor

Just because you’re getting ready behind closed doors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t decorate your space in a way that makes it a pleasure to look at and relax in. Order a few extra bouquets for your big day and place them in wedding vases around the private areas for your wedding party, makeup artists, and hair stylists.

  • Gifts

Gifts for your wedding party and VIP guests are a traditional element of many weddings, and you can incorporate flowers here too. Give your loved ones custom arrangements that show your thanks for their hard work.

  • Wedding Favors

If florals for the wedding gifts aren’t quite right, don’t worry! You can incorporate them into the party favors! Add dried floral arrangements to your favors. Tie a small flower to your handmade soaps or present the wedding favors on a table covered in dried florals.

  • Aisles and Backdrops

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Adding flowers to these spaces during your ceremony and reception makes them perfect for photographing special moments. They transform even the most boring spaces with vibrant colors and add scent to entice all the senses.

Place garlands along the aisles, hang arrangements on the seats or line the aisle with petals. You can also place flowers at the ceremony aisle entryway and your wedding arch.

  • Signs

Entry signs, welcome signs, seating chart, directions to the bathroom — there are way more signs than you might expect at a wedding. Frame them in florals so they catch the eye, but still fit in with the rest of the wedding decor.

  • Accent Tables

In addition to reception tables, you’ll likely have a welcome table, guestbook table, and bar table at your wedding. Don’t forget to add florals here that match those on the cocktail and reception tables. You’ll create a more cohesive design and a stunning visual arrangement.

  • Bouquets & Boutonnieres

So these are the obvious classics that nobody could forget. Create matching arrangements for the bride and bridesmaids that call out elements in the dresses, as well as all the groomsmen. The boutonnieres should be a smaller version of your bouquets. You can also add a few extra floral accents with corsages for the mother of the bride, the mother of the groom, and the grandmothers.

  • Flower Girls

This is another classic so popular that it’s in the name! Make sure your flower girls are festooned with florals. Add flower pieces to their hair, corsages to their wrists, and flower petals for their baskets to toss as they walk down the aisle.

  • Bouquet Toss

You may not know this, but many brides like to save their bouquets after the wedding, so they use a second bouquet for the toss instead of damaging the original. Order a slightly smaller toss bouquet so the person who catches it can have one to keep!

  • Wedding Cake

Some people have a distinct vision for their wedding cake that doesn’t include flowers, but if you’re someone who isn’t sure what they want, florals are a good fallback here. Flowers on a naked cake are sophisticated and elegant, tying into the rest of the decor.

  • Creative Floral Placement

You’re already placing flowers on cocktail tables, reception tables, and the sweetheart table. Consider these more unique placement options as well:

  • Floating Flowers: Place flower arrangements in water, like a small pond or fountain.
  • Chandeliers: Ask your florist to hang flowers around light fixtures in the reception space.
  • Garlands: Instead of vases, use garlands to line each table.
  • Hanging Flowers: Dazzle guests with strands of flowers that hang from the ceiling.
  • Fireplace or Mantle: Bouquets in vases, garlands, and loose flowers are all options here.
  • Place Settings: Include a flower tucked in a napkin or displayed on a charger plate.
  • Floral Marquee: Use cardboard for lettering and fill it with flowers to display at the venue.

Whether you want florals in the ceremony or reception space, there are many options for creative flower placement that allow you to add even more dimension to your event. 

  • Extra Special Touches

Finally, there are a few final touches that can incorporate even more flowers into your wedding decor for touching, subtle details:

  • Petal Exit: Make a grand exit with a flower toss that provides a sustainable solution to confetti. Floating petals make for beautiful, romantic photos at the end of the night.
  • Pet-Friendly Florals: If your wedding incorporates your furry friends, you should provide a pet-safe wreath or garland they can wear to look as lovely as you!
  • Ladies’ Room Decor: An extra special touch in the restrooms provides another element of decoration that makes literally every part of your wedding beautiful.
  • Getaway Car: A wreath on your exit car is a simple way to highlight your nuptials for all to see.
  • Post-Wedding Decor: Whether it’s your home or a hotel, make the end of the night extra romantic with a garland on the door and petals around the bed.

Which of these ideas is your favorite? Share them now!

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