Every bride knows she needs to buy flowers for her wedding… but just how many flowers will she need? Obviously, the answer varies based on a couple’s venue and your wedding theme, but every wedding will require a few floral necessities. Here are the essentials you need for your big day!

The Bride

When most people imagine a wedding, the first thought that comes to mind is a bride with a floral bouquet. Those flowers are an essential part of the wedding look! Therefore, the bride has to have a bouquet, or maybe even two: one for carrying down the aisle (and preserving after the wedding), one to toss during the reception. You can also get a flower crown for a little extra boho beauty! 

The Groom

Grooms don’t carry flowers like their ladies, but florals are still an important part of their wedding day attire. A groom should have a boutonniere that compliments his partner’s style, either by using the same flowers as the bouquet or with colors that match the wedding theme. 

The Wedding Party and Ceremony Workers

The wedding day flowers also extend to those folks standing with the couple at the altar. You should have bouquets and boutonnieres for each of your bridesmaids and groomsmen (although you can make them slightly smaller than the bride and groom’s). Optionally, your officiant can have either a boutonniere or corsage (depending on if they’re male or female), as well as any ushers you have during the ceremony. Finally, make sure you have a basket of petals for your flower girl and a little boutonniere for your ring bearer!

The Couple’s Family

While the family of the bride and groom may not take a major part in the wedding day, they should still receive a little floral decoration to help them stand out from the crowd. Traditionally, mothers and grandmothers wear corsages that match the bride’s bouquet (either the same flowers or similar colors), while fathers and grandfathers get their own boutonnieres.

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Vendor dream team and credits for the featured image:

Photography - Dreamy Elk Photography
Florist - Flor Amor
Venue - The Addison Grove
Coordinator - Altar Ego Weddings
Catering - PEJ Events
Cake - Pink Sugar Cupcakery
DJ - DJ Nixx
Rentals - Bee Lavish Vintage
Calligraphy - Adrian Sam Lettering
Beauty - Tara Jane, Mission Stylehouse
Alterations - Altered for the Altar
Transportation - Transportation Consultants