Who Needs Flowers for a Wedding?


Flowers are one of the most essential things when it comes to decorating a wedding in style. From the bride’s bouquet to the centerpieces on each table and from the flower girl’s basket to the boutonnieres seen on the groom and best men, flowers can transform any wedding from plain to stunning through their gorgeous colors, delicate shapes and enchanting perfumes. If you’re a little confused when it comes to who needs flower for a wedding, then this article is here to help – check out our list of people and places that need floral arrangements, plus some easy tips on how to decorate with flowers.

A List of People, Places and Ideas on How to Decorate Your Big Day with Gorgeous Flowers

The People

When wondering about who needs flowers for a wedding, the first thing that comes to mind is yourself, in this case you are the lucky bride-to-be, your future husband and our wedding party. While there are no rigorous rules about wedding flowers that you have to follow, there are a few guidelines that can help you figure out who needs to sport flowers on your Big Day. 

  • Firstly, the bride and her maid of honor each need a flower bouquet,

    followed by the bridesmaids, who each get smaller individual bouquets and

    the mother on each side, who get corsages.

    The ladies of the wedding party can also opt for matching floral bracelets, as well as flower hairpieces, if suitable to the wedding style and theme. 

    The flower girl has a lot of options: a basket with petals is almost always mandatory, followed by a flower crown or hairpiece, but round flower bouquets are something many opt for as well. 

  • Secondly, the main men of the event all get boutonnieres: the groom, his best man, the father of the bride and the father of the groom. 

If you would like to style more people you feel a special bond to with flowers on your wedding day (such as your grandparents or aunts and uncles), then go ahead – as there are no strict rules, you can customize your day when it comes to flowers as you wish.

The Places

Now that it’s all clear on the topic of who needs flowers for a wedding, let's talk about the places that need flowers. Flowers are expensive and wedding flowers can definitely take a huge part of your allocated budget. This is the reason why when it comes to flower arrangements for our Big Day, the money you are able or willing to spend is a huge factor. Depending on your budget, you can choose to have enormous walls of flowers at your wedding, in true Kim and Kanye style or forgo the unnecessary and stick to the classic reception places that require floral arrangements: 

table centerpieces, newlyweds’ car, bride and groom’s table and chairs and cake table decorations

On top of these standard decorations, you may think about adding cocktail table flower decorations, as well as entryway, bar and lounge area flowers

The candy buffet table or guestbook table may also require some extra glam to look stunning, which is why you could add them on your list. 

When it comes to the florals that are required for the ceremony, you might need to think about the altar arrangements, as well as aisle decorations (candles can be a cheaper alternative), tossing flowers or plain petals for guests and welcoming table bouquets.

The Style

The last thing to consider is the way to decorate and style your space with gorgeous florals. 

The first thing you need to do when debating on the topic of wedding flowers is to pick a style and a theme that would work well with your chosen general aesthetic of the wedding: romantic and glamorous, wild, eclectic or rustic? 

Once you’ve got the style down, the next thing on your to do list is your color palette. 

Normally, a total of 2 or 3 colors is the average when it comes to wedding flowers, but if your wedding is more on the eclectic mish-mash style and are not opposed to avant-garde trends, then you can pick up to 7 colors for the bouquets and centerpieces. 

  • If you are a fan of a simple, classic look and want an elegant wedding, then classics such as white, ivory and red roses should be on top of your list. 

  • If you’re a fan of the romantic look and love all things sweet and delicate, then pink peonies are a great, glamorous and chic choice. 

  • And if you are a wild spirit, love the outdoors and dream of a rustic wedding, then a mix of wild flowers in neutral shades with lots of greenery would be an ideal pick.

    And there you have it: your little guide on who needs flowers for a wedding, as well as the places that are waiting to be decorated in style (both the reception and the ceremony alike) and the main ways and styles to opt for when it comes to decorating a major event with gorgeous flowers.