Flowers

Your Wedding Flowers are a very important element that needs careful planning and conceptualization. But before you can decide, on which flowers and decor elements you want to include, one first needs to decide on the overall theme and colors of the wedding.

Once you’ve got a good idea of the style and mood that you want to create, you’ll need to consider the time of the year, as that will determine which flowers are readily available. Not only will availability be affected, but you might also end up paying double if you opt for flowers that need to be imported. Finding a good florist to help you source these flowers can help you save a LOT!

There’s plenty of different options depending on what type of wedding you want to have like an intimate wedding with extravagant floral installations; a large wedding that is simplistic with minimalistic flowers or vice versa. It all depends on your personal taste and your personality.

Traditionally, when working out the various floral elements for your ceremony you need to ensure you have the following:

  • Flower bouquet
  • Bridesmaids bouquet
  • Flower girl basket
  • Groom and groomsmen boutonnières or buttonholes
  • Aisle arrangements
  • Arch arrangement or focal point
  • Confetti

Listed on this page, you’ll find some of the most talented florists and flower stylists in South Africa. They have years of experience preparing flowers for events. From flower arches and centerpieces to beautiful bridal bouquets, these specialists can help with it all. Contact any of the vendors below to get a quote.

Wedding Flowers in South Africa:

Traditionally, when working out the various floral elements for your ceremony you need to ensure you have the following:

  • Bridal bouquet
  • Bridesmaids bouquet
  • Flower girl basket
  • Groom and groomsmen boutonnières or buttonholes
  • Aisle arrangements
  • Arch arrangement or focal point
  • Confetti

There’s plenty of different options depending on what type of wedding you want to have like an intimate wedding with extravagant floral installations; a large wedding that is simplistic with minimalistic flowers or vice versa. It all depends on your personal taste and your personality.

Some couples prefer that their guests throw rose petals as confetti, but why not take this a step further. Any type of small flower can look very pretty as confetti, especially in wedding photos. You can opt for Daisies, Piper’s Anemone, Asters, Bluebells, and Jasmine for your wedding confetti. Using fresh wildflowers is a wonderfully colorful confetti idea.

You can use dried leaves for your Autumn Wedding as your confetti. It is eco-friendly, and will also suit the surroundings of this gorgeous season. You can collect these leaves all over your garden and neighborhood – just be sure to keep them stored in a dry place. Or you can use dried petals for a slightly more colorful, but still nature-based option.

Couples tend to push their budget more towards catering and drinks for the pre-drinks and then ensure there is enough furniture i.e. seating and entertainment to ensure the guests can relax and enjoy themselves. When it comes to flowers you as the couple can ensure some arrangements on coffee and bar tables that pull through the theme of your wedding.

It is important to assess your pre-drinks area first and see what it lends itself to. If you are getting married during summer and have a gorgeous outside pre-drinks area; flowers are necessarily that important and needed.

There’s a misconceived idea from some brides about the budget for their flowers. If you’ve got this Pinterest picture it’s almost certain that it will cost a lot of money to recreate. Any budget can work, but you need to be willing to accept the type of look your budget will allow. R5 000 can work if you’re willing to manage your expectations. If you are very serious about a certain look, you would have to cut/plan your budget better in other departments.

Don’t forget that you can use our Wedding Vendors Directory to find and book all of your vendors – from Photographers to Marriage Officers, Wedding Planners, Hair, and Makeup to Wedding Venues we have them.

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