Flowers are such an important element in your wedding preparations. From your bouquet to table decorations, they feature heavily in your wedding celebrations so it’s important that you choose wisely. If flowers aren’t really your thing and you’re struggling to decide between peonies or lily of the valley, this guide is for you.

The trend for 2019 is all about the colour, combining practicality and traditional wedding flower arrangements. If you are in need of some inspiration, we have everything you need to know.

Dried Flowers and Grasses:

When you need to make some additions to your flowers, one of the key trends for 2019 is dried flowers and ornamental grasses like pampas grass, fountain grass and wheat stalks, all of which serve as popular alternatives to traditional greenery. Another growing trend is the use of dried flowers and these will be perfect if you are adopting a rustic or vintage styled wedding. Popular dried flowers include daisies and lavender. Dried flowers also make a great addition to your invitations, wedding stationery and table decorations.

Sustainable Flowers:

Brides are increasingly showing a tendency towards sustainability when choosing flowers, opting for a few statement pieces rather than an extensive and never ending stream of flowers. Floral displays can be reused or repurposed at different parts of the wedding. The bouquet for example can be re-used as centrepieces at the reception.

Floral Aisle:

One of the most effective ways to really add a personal touch to your wedding is to create floral backdrops, beautiful centrepieces suspended from the ceiling and flowers placed periodically up the aisle. Creative floral decorations will continue to grow as a trend in 2019, particularly long-stemmed flowers such as delphinium are perfect for achieving the perfect floral aisle.

The Bouquet:

This guide wouldn’t be complete without covering the upcoming trends for the bride’s bouquet. As beautiful as they are, the time for elaborate bouquets has gone with brides opting for smaller wedding bouquets such as a streamlined garden style.

Tropical Flowers:

If proteas are an absolute must in your wedding flowers, then you’ll love anthuriums. Even just one of these beautiful flowers will make a statement and they are great for summer or beach weddings. They look great too when they are combined with traditional flowers.

Wedding floral arrangements are influenced by many things including current trends, personal preference and the seasons, but styles are constantly changing. Ultimately, it’s your wedding and your flowers should be a reflection of your own style and personality.