Wedding flower trends 2021/22
Moongates are predicted to be a hot trend again this year, these whimsical circular floral displays are real show stoppers. Prices start from £695 to £2,000, they are super romantic and make a stunning backdrop for your wedding ceremony, or behind your top table. Where ever you decide to use them they are sure to create impact and make your wedding stand out from the crowd.
Yellow and grey
Lots of couples are hoping to see the end of micro weddings and from late summer onwards it’s looking promising! Many postponed their weddings last year in the hope of having a real blast this year. Brides I’ve spoken with this year have expressed a need to make their wedding day unique and meaningful to them, so whatever your vision we can help make it happen.
The pantone colours for 2021 are a vibrant shade of yellow and neutral ‘ultimate grey’ – these colours are very prominent in interiors and fashion, the trend also feed through into wedding flowers.
While yellow is not for everyone, (couples tend to love or hate it), there is no denying it is the brightest and happiest colour of all, so if you love it, then embrace this bold colour and add pops of it to your wedding flowers/décor or go all out yellow and wow your guests. Some gorgeous yellow flower choices are, ranunculus, gerberas, mimosa, craspedia, daffodils, dahlias, sunflowers and freesia, pair these flowers with silver, grey eucalyptus, senecio or cineraria foliage for a fresh contemporary look.
Other popular colour schemes this year are pastel shades, imagine dusky pinks, buttery creams, coral and sage green or palest peach, lilac and blush pink- Loose, wild and romantic styled bridal bouquets are popular again this year, but more voluminous with personal touches.
These big blooms come in many striking colours and are having a resurgence this year, one of my favourites is ‘Cafe au lait’ it’s a big creamy, peachy light pink flower and I love to mix it with garden roses, astilbe and clematis vine to create a dreamy wedding bouquet.
Wedding flower prices
Since Brexit there is no doubt that flower prices have crept up- the best way to get the most and best from your wedding flower budget is to choose a colour scheme and let your florist buy ‘best available’ at the market, or if that is too much of a leap of faith then choose flowers that are in season and don’t get too hung up about specific varieties, the more flexible you are the more you are likely to get for your money.
‘Hand tied’ bouquets are priced from around £85.00, buttonholes from £7.95 and corsages from £12.00. So, for a budget of £300 you should be able to get a bridal bouquet, 2 bouquets for your bridesmaids, 6 buttonholes as well as two corsages for the mums. We have some wedding flower packages starting from £250.00 which includes, a bride’s bouquet as well as 2 bridesmaid’s bouquets, 5 buttonholes and two presentation aqua packed gift bouquets: Wedding Flower Packages | Brighton, Sussex based Florist – In Bloom Brighton
Table centres are priced from £35 upwards and large statement pieces e.g. large vases/urns for your ceremony are from £125 each, arches and Moongates are from £695. It’s always best to be open about your wedding flower budget, that way your florist will be able to design arrangements that are both beautiful and within budget.
Certain times of year flowers will be more expensive, for example roses around Valentine’s day. Most flowers are limited (and so more expensive) between Christmas and New Year. So, if your budget is tight it’s best to avoid these peck periods where possible.
Eco friendly flowers.
Not all flowers are grown in environmentally friendly ways, and many (most in fact) are flown in from Holland or further afield. Holland is the hub for all UK cut flowers and plants, while Holland is only a stone’s throw, (just 260 miles) from us here on the south coast, if you live in different areas of the UK the air miles and so carbon footprint quickly adds up. if this is important to you there are a few of things you can do; growing your own might seem daunting, but could also be great fun and really rewarding, as well as making your wedding flowers unique to you.
Other options would be to keep seasonal and local (both blooms and florist), there are many eco-friendly growers in the UK and using them may also reduce your carbon foot print. However, supply is quite limited in the winter months. Popular wedding flowers that are grown locally include: ammi, larkspur, cornflowers, phlox, sweet William, sweet peas, stocks, snapdragons, Peonies, garden roses, dahlias and hydrangeas.
Please note that if your wedding is booked with us and gets cancelled or the date changed because of Coronavirus, we will happily book another date for you or refund your deposit- no charges, no problem.