When you’re planning a wedding, making sure that everything matches your theme is very important. It will help your day to flow seamlessly from place to place and event to event. Even if you just have one particular colour in mind, getting your dresses, day stationery, flowers, and everything in between to blend together isn’t easy.
Today we’re going make this easier by talking about how you can match your wedding stationery to the flowers you’re using for the big day.
Choosing the Right Flowers
Depending on the order you sort everything out, you can either have flowers in mind already, before you order your stationery, or you can design your invitations before choosing your floral arrangements.
If you have a clear theme, this is simple enough. For example, flowers with thick green leaves suit a rustic theme well, along with pastel colours; pale pinks, white and blues. Whereas ivory, white or navy colours suit a more traditional wedding.
One of our favourite themes is rainbow, perfect for gay weddings! When you use every colour under the sun, the flowers can be bright, varied and of course very colourful.
Rainbow weddings are one big party, so choose flowers that are so colourful they look ready to dance the night away. Rainbow colours aren’t limited to same sex weddings either, using an array of bold and beautiful flowers creates a bright, uplifting atmosphere!
The time of year you are getting married will also affect the flowers you choose. Not only will some only bloom in a certain season, but you want to complement that season too. Winter weddings suit the pale blues, whites or glittery silvers of early morning frost and go well with any ice sculptures you may be using!
On the sunnier end of the spectrum, summer weddings suit pastel hues or warm colours like pinks and oranges. If you have your reception in the evening, the sunset will make them look even better!
If you’re one of the lucky few who are having their wedding abroad, you can use flowers native to that country or area to give your special day that authentic feel.
Some people choose not to have flowers at their wedding, or only a few scattered around. If you have hay fever a face full of flowers can spoil your big day, but in big airy venues this is rarely an issue. But if you really don’t want them, why not use silk flowers instead?
Silk flowers are becoming more and more popular as they are so real looking now, they never wilt and stay bright and colourful for as long as you need them. Perfect for adding to your memory wedding boxes!
Most Popular Flowers for Weddings
So, that’s the colour of flowers covered, but which type of flowers will suit your wedding best? Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers in the UK:
- Sweet Pea
- Call Lily
- Lily of the Valley
These can be used at traditional, rustic or contemporary weddings but don’t be afraid to push the boat out if you want something bolder to match your style.
By going to wedding fairs you can find plenty of flower experts who can suggest the best flowers for you. We go to these fairs all the time with our custom stationery displays, come say hi if you see us!
Matching Flowers to Stationery
We have a wide range of flowery designs in our galleries, from classic flats to gatefolds and concertina designs. If none of these suits your style exactly, our bespoke design service lets you create any stationery you can imagine!
The accessories you add to your designs can match your flowers too! The leaves, petals, and even full flowers we add can be any of your favourites or mini pressed versions that will look great forever. You don’t have to incorporate your chosen flowers into your wedding stationery design, you may wish to use the flower colours as inspiration and the base of your wedding colour scheme.
We make sure all of our designs last for longer than just the big day, so you can enjoy the memories whenever you see them. Our creations are gallery-worthy, and we wrote a blog all about how you can display them at home!
Displaying Day Stationery with Flowers
When you and your guests reach the venue, you need to make sure that everyone is guided around smoothly. Clear wedding signage helps with this, especially if your welcome boards are A2 or A1. But if you make your stationery large, you often end up with extra empty space that isn’t as obvious on the smaller version. We fill these gaps with accessories, most often flowers and ribbons, so the design still looks great.
The places you position your day stationery is important too. You don’t want them to get lost in your floral displays, but if your designs match, they’ll look fantastic together!
More about Wedding Stationery
Flowers are a vital part of your wedding. No matter which you choose, and what your theme is, you can create gorgeous wedding stationery that matches.
We look forward to hearing from you!