20 Easy-Made Wedding Flower Ideas

Flower Wedding IdeasFresh flowers are a key component of any wedding. The fresh blooms in your bouquets, ceremony aisle, centerpieces and boutonnieres will truly elevate your chosen theme. Since flowers can be a big part of your budget, it’s important to compare styles, colors and prices before placing your order.

With so many options out there, it’s hard to know where to start when selecting your wedding flowers. That’s why we’ve pulled together the top seasonal flowers and our favorite bouquets for all four seasons. Whether you’re a simplistic couple planning a traditional wedding or looking forward to wowing your guests with a colorful, extravagant celebration, you’ll find the seasonal wedding flowers that will enhance the special day you’ve always dreamed of. Once you choose the perfect wedding flowers, create a place setting that complements them perfectly with personalized menu cards and place cards.

Garland-Draped Ceiling

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If your vision of a romantic outdoor tent is stifled by the tent’s exposed support beams—cover them up! For a lush, full-looking garland, consider greenery like ivy, maidenhair fern or boxwood. Add even more intrigue by hanging amaranthus flower spray, clear glass terrariums and bundles of bare branches.

Over a menu board

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Arrange a floral garland around your menu board for an added touch of sophistication and elegance. Most likely, your menu board will be one of the first things your guests will see when they arrive at the reception, so make it impressive and one to remember by bringing it to life with flowers.

Floral Fountain


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Cascading greenery and lush hydrangea imitate a romantic overflowing fountain, but with much more whimsy. Take this look to a whole new level of romance by adding floating candles and lily pads to the pool.

On a cake table

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A garland wrapped around the cake table sets the perfect stage for the second biggest star of the reception (with the number one star being the bride of course!). Use flowers that match the decor on your wedding cake for a cohesive look that will be sure to impress.

Flower Backdrop

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A floor-to-ceiling arrangement of greenery and color-coordinated blooms set the scene for some pretty amazing ceremony photos. We love the urban contrast between the exposed industrial-looking walls, the garden-chic blooms and crystal chandeliers.

Tying back a curtain

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Curtains are a great way to add drama and flair to your special day. Use a garland to tie back your curtains for an added touch of sophistication and elegance.

Topiary Instillations

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A petal-lined aisle is one thing—a topiary-lined aisle with trees that look like they’re straight out of Wonderland is something entirely different. If you’re going for an all-white or neutral color scheme, that means you can play around more with the color of your florals. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

On a ceremony arch

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The arch will be the focal point of your ceremony. There’s no better way to highlight this special part of your wedding than with a gorgeous garland to bring it to life. Delicate white or sheer curtains make the perfect accents. Allow the garland to fall and drape over the arch naturally to achieve an organic look.

Unlikely Pairings

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Yes, kale. The superfood of superfoods is also a standout choice for a unique bouquet. It outshines many other greens in the full foliage category, and the deep purple hue of its center leaves act as its own accent color, which can be pulled into the bouquet with similarly-colored blooms.

As a table centerpiece

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Impress your wedding guests with a stunning garland as the centerpiece for your reception tables. Lush florals such as dahlias, peonies, and ranunculuses add the perfect amount of drama and elegance. Garlands are a great alternative to large centerpieces, because they have a low profile which will allow your guests to interact from across the table.

Hanging Pomanders

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Varying sizes and colors of pomanders dress up a bare tree for an outdoor ceremony. Just be careful to use extra supports when you hang them—you don’t want one falling down in the middle of “I do.”

Lining the aisle

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Set the perfect stage for the bride, by decorating the ceremonial aisle with lush garlands on either side. Arrange the garlands along the legs of the ceremony chairs, or even intertwine them. Remember to keep the profile of the garland nice and low so that your guests are able to step over them easily.

Staircase Cake Display

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If your venue has a grand staircase, use it! Start off the reception with a cocktail hour in the foyer and transform the railings into a floral masterpiece. Vines of greenery, bushels of roses, scattered petals, candles and overhead bistro lighting make for a ridiculously impressive entrance (and not to mention an amazing wedding cake display!

Strung with flowers

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Create a curtain of flowers by stringing your favorite flowers and hanging them from the ceiling. Whether you choose to stick with one flower, or decide to mix it up, there are so many ways to get creative with this garland idea. Daisies, like the ones featured here, are perfect for stringing due to the large size of the flower heads.

Using paper cranes

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According to Japanese culture, cranes are a symbol of love since they are one of the few birds that mate for life. Cranes are also believed to be holy creatures that can live for 1,000 years. Thus, it is common practice for Japanese families to fold 1,000 origami cranes to gift the couple on their wedding day — one crane for each year of its life.

To bring prosperity into your new marriage, string paper cranes and suspend them overhead for a unique touch that will be sure to delight your guests.

Fruit Accents

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Thanks to their soft green hue, grapes are an easy-to-incorporate non-floral accent that add a surprising shape to your floral arrangements. Full bushels create a cascading effect, while small bundles are just enough to get noticed, but won’t take away from your beautiful blooms.

King Protea and Air Plants

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For a never-before-seen bouquet arrangement, this one takes the cake. King protea is the main attraction here, supplemented by an impressive air plant and full cluster of seeded eucalyptus.

Including ribbons

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Who says that garlands can only be made up of flowers? Add ribbons into the mix for a boho chic look. Watch the ribbons sway in the wind, a look that’s perfect for any outdoor wedding. Another creative idea is to suspend flowers from the ends of their stems to add variety and dimension to your garland.

Woodland Runner

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With a stretch of moss and some wild-looking floral arrangements, you can create a striking woodland-esque tabletop. Arrange dark jewel-toned blooms in footed urns, and to complete the look, add in unique fillers like fiddlehead ferns and burgundy hypericum berries.

On a chair

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Dress up your wedding chairs with a floral garland. For the bride’s and groom’s chairs, string a garland to connect the two to symbolize a union. Leafy branches such as the eucalyptus and olive branches like the ones featured here, can create the perfect look.

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