While in theory you can choose any flowers for your wedding, the location of your ceremony and reception will mean some varieties will work better than others. Venues such castles or stately homes that have high ceilings will need larger flowers to fill the space. So, think wide opulent blooms rather than small dainty varieties.
As well as the size of the space, the shape is also important. Large walls are perfect for floral backdrops, for example. You also need to factor in the time and cost of having elaborate flower arrangements being set up, as well as taken down again. This is especially the case for larger venues, which may require several pairs of hands to fill in time for the ceremony or reception.
In contrast, registry offices will usually let you bring your own decorations, but as there is a quick turnaround between ceremonies it’s not always possible to have elaborate flowers. You may also be having a traditional church ceremony, but want to pair back the floral arrangements. By discussing your venue with your florist, they will ensure the size and colours of your bouquet and floral displays are perfectly balanced.
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