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23 August 2020

Wedding Flowers: What do I need?

You may have already enlisted a talented wedding florist to handle your wedding flowers, in which case, you will have this all under complete control! But, if you’re not at that stage yet, and are still putting out feelers before committing, it’s important to know what types of flower arrangements you’re going to need, and what other flourishes to consider.

I recently put a call out on Instagram for your tips, worries, and notes regarding wedding flowers. What is essential to remember… What you might have forgotten… And what might just make all the difference.

The sheer range of flower arrangements needed for a wedding was a popular topic!


So, here’s my breakdown of what you’ll want to consider:


  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Bridal Hair Flowers
  • Bridesmaids’ Bouquets
  • Flower Girl’s Bouquet
  • Corsage (for the mothers of the wedding couple)
  • Buttonholes (for the groom, the fathers of the wedding couple, the best man, and the ushers)
  • Ceremony Venue Decoration (e.g. chairs, pedestals, and altar)
  • Confetti (biodegradable flower petals are best)
  • Reception Venue Decoration (e.g. bar and food table decorations)
  • Table Centrepieces (don’t forget the cake table!)
  • Flower Arch/Wall
  • Cake Flowers


Much of the above is optional. Not everyone will want the fuss and fanciness of a flower wall, while the idea of flowers on each pew, if you’re marrying in a church, might feel like a lovely, subtle touch.

But, it’s important to know what’s out there so you can begin to factor into your budget anything that suddenly feels essential.

This may feel like a long list. And if you’re fond of every single idea, you might want to think about using the same flowers for more than one purpose. After all, your gorgeous flowers will deserve more time in the limelight!


Why not…
  • Bring pedestals or pew decorations from your ceremony to your reception?
  • Use your bridesmaids’ bouquets as decoration on the cake table?
  • After the big day, preserve your flowers, either by drying, pressing, or chemical preservation? To ensure you remember the beauty of your wedding day for years to come.


If you’re stuck looking for a well-reputed local florist, check out my recommended suppliers below:

The Wild Fox
Little Lillies
Jude the Florist
Pomp and Petals
Flowers with Wild Abandon
Arcade Flowers
Concept Flowers
Jo Hicks Flowers


Have I missed anything out? Let me know in the comments below!
Love flowers? Why not consider a flower arranging workshop for your hen-do!