Scottish Wedding Flowers
The PreparationFlowers can be extremely expensive and it is necessary to have an idea of a budget.
When choosing a florist, seek out recommendations and ask the florist for examples of their work. Ask questions about their service, the making up of bouquets - what they are to be tied with. A lot of people like to tie their bouquets with a piece of tartan ribbon, which could match the Groom's kilt. Apart from bouquets also ask about posies and table and church decorations and the transportation of the flowers both to the place of the wedding ceremony and later to the reception.
Before going to the florists, make a specific journey to where the ceremony is to be held to verify what is available by way of stands and vases. If it is a church, ascertain if any other weddings are to be held around your wedding time.
After the above research has been completed you can get down to choosing the flowers.
Choosing The FlowersMost florists are able to visit the location of the marriage, but in many cases this is impossible. Itís a good idea to get photos or sketches of the location to show the florist where the flowers will be sited. Discuss with the florist what flowers, foliages and colours will be available at the time of the wedding. Also discuss the other colours and styles of other parts of the wedding to make sure the flowers fit in. Also remember there is nothing wrong with seeking other quotations from different florists.
Bridal flowers and their meaning
The carrying of flowers by the bride has its roots in ancient times when it was believed that strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. Garlic and chives were also popular for the same reason. During Roman times, this tradition was extended, with the bride and groom wearing floral garlands signifying new life and hope for fertility. The bouquet in particular symbolised a women in bloom. During Victorian times, flowers took on an additional significance as lovers would send messages to each other using different flowers, with each flower having its own meaning. These associations were soon adopted for the bride's bouquet and are still used today by many brides.
View a list of the most popular flowers with their traditional meanings.