Wedding Flowers Checklist: Download this Handy Guide

May 06, 2022 | Weddings

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If you're keeping it simple, you may only need bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. If you're still going all out, you might want arrangements on every cocktail table and even in the bathroom.

Consider using more of your floral budget towards flowers that are typically photographed the most, and for arrangements guests will be sitting up close to.

DIY Wedding Flowers Checklist

wedding flowers checklist

Use this handy wedding flowers checklist to help you prioritize, based on the size of your wedding party and event.

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Wedding Party

  • Bride's Bouquet - the most photographed floral in your wedding
  • Bridesmaids' Bouquets
  • Tossing Bouquet (For the Bouquet Toss at the reception) — this can be a scaled-down version of your bridal flowers
  • Flower Girl's Bouquet (or Basket of Petals), Flower Crown
  • Groom's Boutonniere
  • Groomsmen's Boutonnieres
  • Ring Bearer's Boutonniere

Ceremony Flowers

  • Entryway or Welcome Table Arrangements
  • Altar Arrangements — this is the backdrop to the majority of your ceremony photos—where you will be standing when you are saying your “I do’s.” Not only is this the location where your wedding photographer will be taking tons of photos, it's the place where all your guests will be watching you recite your vows and share your first kiss as newlyweds
  • Pew or Chair Decor
  • Aisle Decorations—adding a romantic touch along the aisle, and a great way to incorporate your wedding color into your ceremony

Reception Flowers

  • Cocktail Table and Bar Arrangements—Keep these small and simple.
  • Escort Card Table Arrangements
  • Centerpieces—the main attraction when it comes to reception flowers. Clustered vases are a simple way to create a full centerpiece.
  • Newlyweds' Chair Decorations
  • Wedding Cake and Cake Table Flowers
  • Buffet Table/Food Station Arrangements—keep these on the smaller side
  • Floral Photobooth Backdrop—making the photos taken of you and all your guests ones to remember forever!
  • Powder Room Decorations
  • Getaway Car — flowers make the prettiest addition to getaway décor

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How can you save money on wedding flowers?

Make every arrangement multi-use. Flanking the altar with big arrangements? Repurpose them to the escort card table and to adorn the bar and the cake table. Set out empty vases as part of the centerpieces at your reception, then stick ceremony bouquets in each to adorn your tables—cluster a few together for a more dramatic effect.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to have stunning flowers at your wedding. And it's important to get your flowers delivered to you when you need them. Remember, our flowers arrive in bud form, allowing them time to bloom just before your big day—so plan ahead for a delivery date that's a day or two in advance of your wedding date.

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