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Flowers

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Flowers can make a huge impact to the reception venue and your outfit but can be a costly purchase. Flowers are very traditional at a wedding and today there is a huge choice and variety in wedding flowers, fresh or silk.

Fresh flowers can totally transform your wedding day, from the buttonholes to the table decorations they are a key feature. Traditionally flowers are used for the bride's bouquet, bridesmaid's posies, buttonholes for the male members of the bridal party, corsages for the key female members of the bridal party, and flowers for the ceremony and reception venue.

Choosing flowers that are in season can greatly reduce the cost of the final bill, having to import out of season flowers can greatly increase the cost. Also it is important to consider the date of your wedding, florists will be busier around key dates such as Valentines Day and Mothering Sunday and their prices will reflect this.

A bride should never hold back on her bouquet, this will be a key part of her outfit and she will be photographed with it throughout the day and these photos will be looked at for years to come.

Ceremony displays, such as pedestals, can be moved from the ceremony to the reception venue by a member of the bridal party such as an usher. Ensuring your florist is aware that the display will be reused in a different location is crucial to ensure they can design it correctly.

The quality and design of artificial flowers have improved greatly over the last couple of years which has led to them becoming a lot more popular with brides to be. Hay fever sufferers or people getting married abroad are choosing these as an alternative option.