Summer outdoor wedding decoration ideas
Planning an outdoot wedding can be a very stressful task, especially if you are expected to take into account everyone else’s expectations as well as your own!
However, things can be made a little easier if you take a deep breath and think about what it is you really want from your outdoor wedding. At most outdoor weddings, flowers play a prominent role, and it can be easy to get carried away with themes, colours, and types of flowers you think you may want for the big day. With summer being known as the wedding season, summer flowers are certain to play a huge feature at your nuptials. Make floral arrangements a lot less stressful with our guide to the do’s and don’ts for summer wedding flowers and relax knowing that with a little planning, your wedding will be blooming marvellous!
Listen to your florist. If you have approached florists with your ideas, and they tell you that the flowers you want are particularly difficult to purchase at this time of year, or that they would not be appropriate for the displays you want – listen to them! You might end up paying high prices for your outdoor garden wedding and little flowers.
Choose flowers that reflect your personality. If you want vibrant, yellow sunflowers instead of pastel pink roses, then go for it. This is your wedding and should be a reflection of yourself and your partner so don’t be afraid to inject your personality into the floral displays.
Use flowers to dictate your colour scheme. The colour of your blooms can provide the colourful impact you require in a subtle way. Once you have decided on the hues of the flowers you want, the rest of your colour scheme and décor will follow along with your wedding dress.
Consider having flowers delivered by post if you are on a budget. If you are the creative type or know people who would be willing to help you arrange your flowers for the big day, have your chosen blooms sent from an online flower shop. This is a fantastic way to save money and you can even arrange for same day flower delivery or next day flower delivery, so you have plenty of time to create the floral arrangements you desire.
Get creative with your floral displays and think about having a wall of flowers behind the top table, or adorning archways and doorways with floral garlands that you can make yourself. Utilise the ceiling space, the tent and have flowers draping elegantly from above like pretty, natural chandeliers.
Forget to keep your flowers hydrated. The summer heat can cause flowers to wilt quickly so ensure your flowers are kept in water or water-soaked green foam to make them last longer.
Choose flowers that will visibly wilt when in the sun. Try to steer clear of wildflowers, lily of the valley, and gardenias as these delicate choices are certain to deteriorate quickly.
Do it all yourself – enlist the help friends to scour flower shops, check flower delivery schedules, and to help turn the ordered flowers into beautiful table settings and arrangements so you and your partner aren’t left to do it all by yourselves.
Go over the top – flowers are of course an important part of your wedding celebrations but there is no need to put flowers absolutely everywhere. Centerpieces, archways, a backdrop and of course buttonholes, bridesmaid flowers and the bridal bouquet should be all you need to create the perfect ambience for your summer wedding. When it comes to table centrepieces, opt for unobtrusive displays so guests’ views are not blocked, and people can socialise comfortably without having to dodge huge floral displays. At the end of the wedding, people will be looking at the bride and groom, dancing and having fun.
Whatever type of summer wedding you have planned, be it an outdoor woodland fairy-tale, or a sophisticated indoor event, flowers can add a fragrant and visual impact that will make your day even more memorable. Don’t choose flowers that have unbearably strong fragrance, or toxic floral pollen that can fall into people’s food.
Summer outdoor wedding flowers
It will take more time and resources to have a successful outdoor wedding. At times errant wind storms will keep the bride awake at night. However, flowers have proved to be one of the most important aspects that should not be left. Good flower arrangements will allow brides to rest easy about this important wedding detail.
For the last couple of years, these flowers have emerged as the most beautiful flowers. They boast of a unique flower form. Usually, Calla lilies come in different colors.
Whether you want purple or orange flowers, you will find them. They are not only excellent when it comes to beach or outdoor weddings but also best for beds.
These flowers signify beauty and magnificence but at times they can have a rich meaning. The trumpet-shaped bract is covered with extremely tiny flowers. Do you have kids and pets? You should have caution when handling Calla lilies. They have a poisonous substance namely oxalic acid. You should call a poison expert if this plant is ingested.
They are well known as the last bloomers. It’s quite easy growing oriental lily plants. All that you need to have is plenty of sun and good drainage, which means that your outdoor wedding should also be considered to be in a sunny setting.
In fact, some of the best flowers in the lily family are in this group of species. Over the years, Oriental lilies have been grown extensively outdoors in the United States. How can you identify Oriental lilies? They have a large solid basal plate. The base produces roots from its bottom.
Most lily species produce a single unbranched stem while others have roots along the stem. They are also a typical wedding symbol for all weddings;
Do you know that large quantities of orchids for wedding arrangements are cost-prohibitive? You can have access to wholesale orchids if your wedding destination is in Hawaii.
All that you need to do is ask your florist if using cymbidium orchids in your outdoor weddings will make it colorful. Many people who have used them have attested that indeed they are the best simply because they have waxy petals. Waxy petals are resistant to drying out.
Bird of Paradise
They are known as crane flowers and strongly preferred for outdoor summer weddings. Birds of paradise are called by their name because they resemble a bird’s beak. Being long and bright, these flowers make a great impact at your wedding. You can agree with me that joyfulness can be perfect for a wedding. In that case, the bird of paradise represents that. In an outdoor wedding, they will add a colorful touch to the wedding décor.
Since it was introduced in England in 1591, this flower has been gaining a lot of popularity day by day. When this flower is closed, it resembles pincushions of pins. They get their name from their interesting flowers. They are a must for every garden because of the ability to bloom from spring. They work well more so in front of the border or when mixed with other common plants. Which are their most dramatic effects? Consider planting them and you will notice them dancing in the garden or your outdoor wedding setting.
This is a very popular flower with numerous florists. It has hole-riddled leaves which are also referred to as a Swiss-cheese plant. This plant has its origin in Central American rainforests. Recently, it has become ubiquitous across fashion. If you have attended a beach wedding, you can agree with me that it’s everywhere. We have seen home décor bloggers singing its praises for years.
Surely, the heart-shaped flower is really waxy. When compared to smooth spadix, this flower appears rough. In most cases, you will find red flowers. The stalk is slender and has many unisexual flowers. The leaves may either be orange or yellow. Since they are popular foliage plants, they are grown for their attractive flowering bracts. In addition, all the parts of this flower are poisonous.
Autumn-Winter outdoor wedding decoration ideas
Again, do listen to your florist when advising you for your outdoor wedding arrangement ideas. If he advises you that certain flowers are more effective during colder weather, cost -effective and not hard to get delivered and maintained - then accept some of what your florists say.
If you think the certain wedding flowers on the buttonholes, table wedding arrangements, reception doorways etc. will not last then think of a proper autumn/winter flower and plants from nature such as oak tree, pine, pine cone, berry like wild plants, etc.
Consider putting flowers on the reception of the doorway where people will be checking in and signing in a guest book. Discreetly, you can show them their pathway with a trail of flowers from outdoor to indoors;
Choose the main budget for flower outdoor and indoor (if applicable) decorations. Follow your budget and make it work;
Choose colors that will compliment the themed colors of your wedding tablecloths, wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses;
Ask your florist to prepare special soil that will keep the heat and moisture of the flowers throughout the wedding day, hence some flowers do need this extra heat when outdoors;
Again, do not go over the top with flowers, so that people will stay uncomfortably drinking and eating on the tables, or they will not be able to pay attention to what is happening, because of all the flowers flying around.
Do not choose summer flowers, which won’t last a day in colder weather. Order seasonal flowers who will stay throughout the whole night. If your wedding is partly outside and outdoors and then partly inside (indoors) then combine types of seasonal flowers that your florists advise you to.
Keep your flowers fertilized and hydrated, if necessary; Put the outdoor flower decorations somewhere where there will not be that much wind blowing or think of a protective cover-type decoration for them to keep them safe;
Do not spend more than your budget for flowers; Think of certain DIY ideas or choose an outdoor wedding venue where nature will be your biggest flower and mood swinger;
Autumn-Winter outdoor wedding flowers
It takes more preparation for an autumn / winter outdoor wedding when it comes to choosing and maintaining flowers on the day, especially when in the UK. Most people choose artificial flowers in combination with natural bouquets for the indoor party; If you have chosen a venue which combines both indoor and outdoor you should think of your outdoor wedding flowers specifically by month of bloom, endurance and seasonality;
The star-like flower can set the mood under the stars. They are typical September flowers and can bring a lot of emotion with their violet - like colors and will be well combined with green, white and some other complementary, wedding and pastel tones.
Greeks have previously used this flower as a wedding flower arrangements in outdoor settings.
With this flower you can play safe when it comes to outdoor autumn wedding decorations and arrangements. It is a budget flower and exists in many colors. Bloom all year around and can be combined in absolutely every way and wedding style. These flowers mostly bloom through October, so no worries, if your wedding ceremony is to be in October;
If you love red flowers and your outdoor wedding is to be arranged in October, November months, then keep in mind and ask your florists for Dahlia wedding flowers as your wedding outdoor decoration choice.
They are a beautiful flower symbolising passion and love. If your wedding dress and colors will set the tone and red Dahlias are suitable in your style, then do not think twice;
If you long for summer happy tones and you wish your wedding to be in yellow or orange tones or you want your wedding outdoor flowers to compliment autumn colors.
Then you can consider Marigolds as your flowers of outdoor flower decorations for the month of September or October. They are sunlovers, but consider asking your florists to combine them with other seasonal flowers.
As for the month of December, you should not think twice - red is the color and Poinsettia is your wedding flower, wedding star and outdoor decoration! You can create a magical setting with this typical winter flower in combination with green and white - your winter wedding wonderland is on its way.
Consider engraving the Poinsettia element into your theme of the wedding.
You should brainstorm for your own flowers and ideas, but always make sure to consider what your florists are also advising you when choosing your outdoor wedding flower decorations. It is of great importance to listen to professionals who can make the difference!
If you wish to, you can always call Flower Delivery for information !
What is the best month to have an outdoor wedding?
All months are great, if taken into consideration the location and wheatear conditions. During the periiod of winter months from October to April it is less possible to arrange a welcomed outdoor wedding. It is more pleasant to have a 15 minute ceremony and move the party indoors, unless having heaters arranged.
So, the best months of having your outdoor wedding is from March to September.
Is it legal to get married outdoors?
In certain countries and US states yes, it is possible to get legally married, if having a legal representative who can authorise and sign the marriage papers.
How much would you spend on flowers for an outdoor wedding?
You can absolutely go for 1,500 pounds of a budget, which is the average budget of families having outdoor wedding flower decorations.
What flowers are best for a very small outdoor wedding?
Hydrangeas, Tulips and Daffodils are very suitable for small weddings. Also, ordering wedding flower collection sets is also an option.
What flowers are in season for a fall wedding?
- Gerbera Daisy;
- Baby’s Breath;
- Garden Roses;
- Calla Lilies;