To say I love it is an understatement, it’s transformed the feel of my boutique and this dried flower trend looks like it’s here to stay so I asked Hayley to write a guest blog about wedding flower trends, florist costs, seasonality and colour palettes! Here is what she had to say…
What wedding flower trends can we expect to see in 2022?
“For bridal bouquets, that fresh and dried floral mix is a big request from brides booked in for 2022 weddings, soft and pretty roses with touches of dried pampas and bunny tails for texture. Keeping the overall style a bit more relaxed/boho in feel. Hanging installations at venues have become a wedding trend too, having something large and impactful to wow guests and make use of the venue space.
Table wise, rustic style long tables where guests interact as a whole and not split into smaller round tables is proving popular, this carries into the floral design with long foliage garlands running the length of the table with dotted smaller vases woven throughout”
What colour trends can we expect to see for wedding flowers in 2022?
“A neutral palette is timeless, classic whites/creams and luscious green foliage. Otherwise colours such as dusky pink and sage green are popular asks from brides when chatting over their colour palettes with me, caramel and mocha shades are on trend right now too – these usually aren’t a natural product and will be dyed before being cut so something to bear in mind for the more eco-conscious bride. Cappuccino and toffee roses often appear on Pinterest boards, as well as cafe au lait dahlias.
I love working with a monochromatic palette, taking a colour and mixing tones/shades. This works especially well with pinks and nudes.”
What type of long lasting flowers do we need in our wedding bouquets?
“The beauty of wedding flowers is you can use more delicate and beautiful stems and they only need to last the day! Obviously, it would be lovely to keep them a little longer, especially if you’d like to let guests take home table arrangements the next day.
I offer a floral service for my booked weddings where I can return to the venue and break down larger arrangements such as flower arches or pedestals into smaller bouquets for guests to take as they depart. A lovely eco way of not letting flowers go to waste and also a nice perk for those attending.”
What’s your recommended budget for wedding flowers?
“As a trained professional, I can say your wedding flowers should be about 15% of your overall wedding budget, but I think we’re moving away from this rigid figure now and it’s a personal decision for everyone. I know those who spend big on their venue and would prefer minimal but still beautiful flowers or those who are having an elopement or micro wedding and want to make the space a stunning floral experience for their guests (not to mention the photos as keepsakes).”
How far ahead of your wedding should you book a florist?
“Usually a year or so is enough notice, but due to covid, most 2020 and some 2021 weddings haven’t been able to go ahead, our diaries are filling up for 2022 and even into 2023. As soon as you have your confirmed wedding date and venue booked, follow up with an initial chat with your chosen florist to save your date in their diary.”
For brides having all season weddings, what flowers are best for which seasons?
“We have the luxury of all year round flowers such as roses, wax flowers,and limonium. If you’d like to keep your wedding flowers seasonal and British, which I’m a big fan of, hellebore for February – March, ranunculus for April – May, peonies for June – July and Anemones for Winter weddings are wonderful to work with.”