Today, Natalie Wingrove of Weddings Abroad Guide has written a guest post on bouquets for weddings abroad. Read on to learn what advice she (who had a successful wedding abroad) has to say.
Wedding Bouquets for Weddings Abroad
If you’re getting married in a hotter climate or having your wedding abroad, a silk wedding bouquet may be a very clever and wise idea. As an alternative to a traditional fresh flower bouquet, a silk wedding bouquet can be not only beautiful but a memento that you can keep forever.
A comment I’ve heard from a number of brides who’ve had destination weddings, is that although beautiful, their wedding bouquet wasn’t exactly how they’d envisaged it would be.
When having your wedding abroad you often get a limited amount of time with your florist to discuss your flower choices and the design of your wedding bouquet. In many cases, your choices are communicated to a florist through your wedding planner or tour operator and it is here, that details can get lost in translation.
If you want to ensure your wedding bouquet is exactly the way you would like it to be, then a silk wedding bouquet would be the perfect option.
For a wedding abroad, I believe there are a number of advantages in having a silk wedding bouquet:
- You can make your own bouquet or work closely with a specialist in your home country.
- If you are getting married in a country that does not speak English you will not have any communication problems with your florist.
- You can be involved in the design and you will see your bouquet before your wedding day.
- You can make as many alterations as you like to ensure your bouquet is perfect.
- You can have flowers in your bouquet that are out of season or are not available in the country of your wedding.
- A silk wedding bouquet is easy to transport to your wedding destination – you can put it in a box in your luggage or carry it onboard as hand luggage.
- Your flowers will not wilt in hot weather.
- You can have matching bouquets made for your wedding party – either in silk or you can ask the florist in the country of your wedding to use your bouquet as a design guide.
- For additional flowers at your wedding, you can ask your florist to use your bouquet as inspiration.
- Silk flowers are life like and you often can’t tell they’re not real.
- Preserving a fresh flower bouquet can be expensive – if you do it yourself it may not turn out as well as you hoped for.If you are having your wedding abroad, remember that you don’t have to forgo your vision of beautiful wedding flowers.