Rehearsal Dinner Flowers
Welcome to our Monthly Wedding Newsletter!
This time of year, preparation is on everyone's mind. The
holiday season has just begun, and almost everyone I know
is trying to balance planning both a Thanksgiving dinner and
the coming frenzy of gift-buying. Those of you who are planning
winter weddings must have even more on your mind! This month,
we're going to focus on one oft-overlooked aspect of pre-wedding
planning: the rehearsal dinner.
Inspired in part by a recent bride's photos of her rehearsal
dinner flowers, I want to talk a bit about how to design centerpieces
for this oh-so-important evening. She used our Cymbidium Orchids
to make arrangements that were both gorgeous and perfectly
suited to the event. Individual blossoms were removed from
the stems and placed on wicker wreaths, along with assorted
seashells and starfish.
While I'm not recommending that you copy her exactly (after
all, you want your wedding to be true to your own individual
dream), her arrangements are a great example. They weren't
too large, too expensive, or too distracting. The rehearsal
dinner should be a time for everyone in the wedding party
to relax and get to know each other before the big event,
so conversation should be more important than decoration.
Choose flowers that are in keeping with your wedding colors,
but make sure they're short enough that they won't interrupt
conversation, and avoid strongly scented flowers, as their
perfume can overpower some foods. If you like the idea of
wreaths but don't want to make your own, consider purchasing
them pre-decorated. Some of our wreaths are as small as 14
inches in diameter, and would make lovely centerpieces.
Most importantly, keep it simple. Your flowers aren't the
main attraction, you are. And as always, please do let me
know if you have any questions about flowers or ideas in this
newsletter. I'm always happy to answer questions or hear about
success with Flowerbud flowers, and I'm constantly on the
lookout for new ideas. If you're just starting to plan your
wedding, take a look at our Newsletter
Archive, where you'll find lots of tips and information.
As always, thanks for your interest in Flowerbud, and have
a wonderful holiday season.
Event Flower Specialist