Whether it be a hand-tie or cascade, multi-colored or monocromatic, your wedding bouquet should reflect your personal style. It will be the first thing that guests see as you walk down the aisle, will be tossed to a lucky single gal at the reception and will be featured in 99% of your wedding photos, you want to get it right.
Now that all of the hard work is done, let the party begin! Is your wedding theme Boho Chic? Rustic Retreat? Manhattan Modern? Make sure that the reception decor and in particular, the table centerpieces reflect the vibe you want to project. TIP: Announce that the couple at each table married the longest gets to take thier table arrangement home at the end of the night! It's a great conversation starter and such a memorable parting gift.
Over the years I've worked with many Bride's who, looking to "save a few bucks here and there," opted out of floral decor for their ceremony. I always caution against this. The ceremony location is the first impression that guests will get of what's to come and truly sets the tone for your entire day. Even the most ornate church can benefit from a tasteful pop of color. And, as for "saving a buck," many Bride's don't realize that most of the time floral decor can be "recycled" and utilized again at the reception, actually saving money in the long run.