Flower accessories are responsible for bringing the magic to any wedding decor. Often these cost effective wedding attributes can highlight a welcome table or it can bring an outdoor aisle to life with chair flowers coupled with sprinkled petals leading to the alter. From handsome eclectic boutonnieres to thoughtful endearing corsages for mother in laws, dress up your event with must have flower details for a memorable first impression. Check out our top 14 flower accessories to enhance the wedding experience!
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1. Cake Flowers
Cake flowers are essential for any wedding catered reception, and although this style had waned into the background during the early twentieth century, dating back to the Victorian era, cake flowers are now back by demand. Tossing out the bride and groom statues from the late 90s, sugared flowers are now being replaced with real organic, and sometimes edible flowers to top wedding cakes. For good reason, cake flowers provide a delicious and gorgeous cake display that emphasizes an organic element that awakes our basic instincts for nature. Whether the desert is a cake or cupcakes, flowering sweet treats is the best decision.
2. Place Setting Flowers
Place setting flowers have been adorned by many celebratory guests dating back to Ancient Greece. Stemming from the origins of table garlands, place setting flowers or greenery has always set the tone for gathered guests for a feeling of welcome and appreciation. Whether the place cards are individually addressed by name or there is a table number for that designated group, having something as simple as a single lavender or lemon leaf stem can be thoughtful. If providing place settings for the entire guest list is out of the budget, consider treating at least honorary guests such as the wedding party or bride and groom with a stem.
3. Flower Petals
Flower petals are multi-use for design details. Of course flower petals can be utilized for the ceremony aisle leading to the alter. Also, flower petals can be creatively used for table decorum with alongside centerpieces. Lastly flower petals can be thrown as a celebratory send off instead of bubbles or rice. Sprinkled on the guest tables and desert tables, the flower petals can create a soft tonality for any stylized wedding.
4. Flower Boutonnieres
Flower boutonnieres are not just for the fellas in the line up of the wedding party. Boutonnieres can be utilized for women as stylish flower pins for grandmothers or mother in laws as well. These mini bouquets are beneficial for other honorary guests such as officiants, grandparents, career and education colleagues, guest speakers, and more significant VIP guests. Because boutonnieres serve as mini versions of the bridal bouquet, they are often synonymous with any wedding theme and design.
5. Flower Corsages
Flower corsages are filled with glam and fun! With a wide range of color palettes and floral options, corsages are prime for assisting honored guests to get in the flowering spirit for nuptials. Corsages can be tied to ribbons of lace, satin, or silk. With contemporary designs, flowers are often assembled on bracelets of metals and other materials. Corsages are often gifted to mother in laws, grandmothers, and bridesmaids as well.
6. Chair Flowers
Chair flowers are quite an elegant addition to the overall ceremony or reception decorum. Chair flowers can be interwoven with fabric or twine. The flowers can be small or large in size, or it can feature simple greenery. Whatever the design, chair flowers can be assigned to ceremony chairs for honorary guests such as family or career colleagues, or chair flowers can be preserved for the bride and groom only during the reception.
7. Aisle Markers
Aisle markers alike the flower petals, lead the way to the alter. These design accessories can range in a wide variety of displays. For example, aisle markers can be flowers and greenery pinned to the outer chairs, lantern flowers placed at the foot of the outer chairs, and more. Whether the ceremony is placed outdoors in a villa or garden setting to a traditional church setting, the aisle markers can specifically be designed to fit the aesthetic of the wedding theme.
8. Welcome Sign
Welcome signs or welcome tables are one of the first designs the guests are able to experience when entering into the wedding venue. Flower accessories match the selected floral decor and are customized to fit the welcome sign or table. Make the first impression count with a gorgeous floral display on a custom made welcome sign.
9. Flower Monogram
Flower monograms are a cute and sentimental way to express love and appreciation for the bride and groom. Initials for the first names or one single initial for the new shared last name can simply be assembled to match the overall theme and aesthetic of the wedding, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. Hanging the monogram on the church doors, placing the monogram as a backdrop, or simply showcasing the monogram on the desert table, a customized floral monogram is a sweet and fun accessory.
10. Flower Box
Flower boxes are trending now more than ever before! Flower boxes are beneficial for gifting honorary guests such as mother in laws, grandmothers, aunts, and bridesmaids. Whether the flower boxes are gifted at the bridal shower or given on the morning of the wedding, honored guests will cherish the thought. Lastly be sure to gift the bride for the morning of the wedding as well, this will be a tremendous treat to help with nerves.
11. Flower Lantern + Hangers
Flower lanterns are classic in their own right. By default, the lantern alone symbolize as light and comfort throughout most westernized culture and literature, so to add something so influential as florals to the design, this combination is overall heartwarming and impressionable to most wedding guests. Whether the lantern is rustic or glamorous, it can be hung and suspended from trees or light fixtures or it can simply compliment the welcome table when guests arrive. Lanterns are popular due to the synonymous romantic element with flowers.
12. Handmade Flower Jewelry
Handmade flower jewelry has been in curation for centuries. Whether it is a Hawaiian floral lei or an Indian floral mala, floral jewelry is built within the anthropology of ceremonious rites of passage. Recently, thanks to Pinterest, floral jewelry has hit the mainstream in a big way, and custom handmade florals are in demand for modern brides.
13. Flower Bar
To put it simply, flower bars are modernized wildflower fields. Just as a wildflower field provides a wide range of flowers to select and gather from, so does a themed flower bar. Instead of party favors, provide the gift of flowers for your guests. Flower bars are great ice breakers at bridal showers, or a thoughtful memento for honored guests at a rehearsal dinner. Flower bars can align with any party theme or aesthetic and provide an excellent strategy to get guests conversing and connecting.
14. Flower Getaway Send Off
Getaway flowers serve as a romantic yet memorable tradition to the wedding send off. Whether the bride and groom are leaving the reception in a horse drawn carriage or being swept off in their father in laws' collectable classic car, add glamor to the "Just Married" sign with flowers and greenery.
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