Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wedding Flowers for Holiday Weddings: The Pros and Cons

So you are getting married, how exciting!

The first thing that you need to do is pick a wedding date. Couples sometimes choose their wedding date to coincide with a major holiday. This has both good and bad sides.

I myself got married 33 years ago (and still going strong) on Memorial Day weekend. It was the first nice weekend after a very long winter, so some of the invited guests skipped the wedding to do family things. But then they came to the reception, so it all worked out

At The Floral Gardens we welcome holiday brides.

When choosing flowers for your wedding let the holiday you pick guide your theme. Christmas weddings offer the ability to have Christmas greens in your bouquets. Bridal bouquets of blue orchids will add that touch of blue for your Fourth of July wedding. Valentine's Day weddings bring red roses to mind.

Here are some pros and cons to consider when choosing a holiday wedding -

Holiday wedding usually offer more of a party atmosphere.
People are on a longer weekend, and out of town guests have more time to travel.
For Christmas and other weddings, many venues will already be decorated with holiday colors. This can save you money in the long run.

Remember for your out of town guests it is usually more expensive to travel around a holiday.
Flowers for a holiday wedding can be challenging. Florists may have to charge you more for a Christmas or Valentine's Day wedding because flowers are in high demand. And some florists don't even take Valentine's, Easter or Mother's Day weddings . Also with the time constraints of the holiday it is best that you secure your day with your preferred vender early.

Make sure you send save the date cards from someone like Bride Design to ensure your guests can attend. Putting a great team of professionals, like The Wedding Studio at 224 Harrison behind you is a great start to a perfect holiday wedding.

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