The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Flowers

Whether you are organizing a wedding, a private party, a brand or product launch, or an internal company, planning it will entail paying attention to every little detail. From creating a guest list to deciding on a menu, there’s always the risk of overlooking important details.

Since the décor is just as important as finding the venue, it would be a better idea to get a florist or a caterer to help you out. Considering florists are often booked months in advance, it would be wise to start looking for flowers that will reflect the essence of your wedding theme.

Which Flowers Are Used for Decoration at Events?

There are several things you have to consider when choosing flowers for your event. Among those are the type of event you are organizing, your target audience, and your venue. A smart choice is to go with blooms that are popular all year round. Below is a list of such flowers that are often used at events:

  • Roses

Roses are a classic that looks great in almost any type of receptacle, including fishbowls and wide-based vases.

  • Cherry Blossoms

If cut early enough, Cherry Blossoms can keep fresh for a long time. An additional precaution to take would be to make sure to give each stem plenty of space. 

  • Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath are delicate flowers that can be added to virtually any floral arrangement yet still look lovely on their own. 

  • Bells of Ireland

The height of Bells of Irelands can add an interesting dimension to any arrangement. They make a dramatic addition to and draws the eye upwards towards the event venue’s ceiling.

  • Tulips

These beautiful flowers need to be tightly packed in a vase to stop them from drooping. If arranged properly, they make for a gorgeous addition to the decor.

  • Orchids

Orchids are known to look great all year round. To ensure your Orchid arrangement last longer cut off a little bit more stem and avoid placing them in the fridge at all costs.

  • Bouvardia

Bouvardia is gorgeous flowers that can be used as fillers in bridal bouquets.

  • Lilies

If the water is changed regularly a lily arrangement can last up to two or more weeks.

  • Rajnigandha

Rajnigandha, also known as the Mexican Tuberose, is a sultry perennial plant that is also culturally significant to India and is used in particular ceremonies. 

  • Delphinium

Delphiniums come in shades of blue, pink, white, and purple that pair beautifully with hydrangeas.

  • Dusty Miller

Most often used a greenery filler, the dusty miller blooms are an understated addition to the rest of your floral design.

  • Chrysanthemums

Depending on the effect you are going for, it is sometimes a good choice to go for dried chrysanthemums instead of fresh ones.

  • Holly

In addition to being festive, Hollies are budget-friendly flowers that will make a great addition to any winter event.

  • Daisies

The great thing about Daisies is that they are simple enough to compliment any event décor and are also bold enough to really hold their own and still make the venue look colourful.

  • Gladioli

You have to be careful with these flowers. Ensure that their stems are placed in lukewarm water immediately after you receive them. This will help maintain their look and freshness.

These are great options to consider when you are planning to order flowers for an event. And, in case you were wondering, below is a list of ways to finding perfect flowers.

Basic Rules to Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Next Event

Regardless of the type of events you are hosting, the rules below will apply:

  1. If you won’t go for perennial flowers, look at what’s in season. They are going to be more affordable.
  2. Plan with the tone of the event in mind. You don’t want to get dark-coloured blooms for a child’s birthday, for example.
  3. Consider your budget. You don’t have to use big vases. You can instead use vase fillers or consider doing single stem flowers in small, individual vases. This can bring an element of chicness to the décor without you breaking the bank.
  4. Go local. It will cost you a lot less.  
  5. Remember your audience. There are two things you need to bear in mind: know if the flowers hold significant cultural symbolism and if any of your guests have allergies.

Events That Can Use a Little Floral Punch

Other than weddings, flower arrangements can also be used as decorations for the following events:

1. Private Party

You can use flowers to decorate for events, such as birthdays, religious gatherings, and anniversary parties.  

2. Brand or Product Launch

Even brand or product launch events can look better with an elegant flower arrangement.

3. Ceremony and Gala

You definitely need flowers for such events as they demand a certain level of sophistication and elegance.