411 on the Wedding Florist

Featured Bride Nikki S., Wedding Location: Minnetonka, MN | Wedding Date: April 9, 2011

411 on the Wedding Florist.

My Wedding Chat Featured Bride, Nikki S., needs your help with her bridesmaid wedding bouquet and possible wedding centerpiece ideas.  Take a look at her options, then leave your comments with what you recommend for either bridesmaid wedding bouquet or wedding reception centerpieces. I just sat down for my first ever consultation with a wedding florist.  She is currently running prices for us, but until then I'll fill you in.  I want something simple, clean and springlike.  For my bridal bouquet I just wanted simple ivory roses with a green collar around it.  However, I am in a debacle over the bridesmaid bouquet.  I want something green and springlike.  I have a few options and I am wanting your opinions please.  I could go with the following:

Bridesmaid Bouquet Options:

1. Green Roses 2. Green Hydrangeas 3. Lilly of the Valley 4. Fill in the blank- Your Suggestions

Wedding Centerpiece Ideas:

I am in love with the idea of bringing spring inside (because, lets be honest, with all this snow, it would be a miracle if we see the ground by April 9th).  So we are desiring to do wheat grass wedding reception centerpieces.  I thought about growing these myself, but if the price is right, I would love to just purchase them and not worry about the hassle.  We have thought of several wedding centerpiece ideas using wheat grass and one of my favorites is a small vase with a rose in the middle of the grass.  I would like to get a number a different opinions on wedding florists, and if you guys have any recommendations for wedding reception centerpieces please pass them my way! Other Posts You’ll Love: Come One, Come All, or Maybe Not Featured Bride Lauren W. on Creative RSVP Ideas Introducing New Featured Bride Anne M: I'm Marrying My Best Friend Featured Bride Tanya – First Things First! Introducing Featured Bride Justine S. Want to be a Featured Bride like Nikki?  Call us at 651.298.1144 or email us at info@weddingshoppeinc.com, Subject Line: Featured Bride

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May 16, 2019 06:45

Hey girlie!

We are using Hydgrangeas! BUT WARNING Make sure your florist knows a lot about them. Certain hydrangeas from areas of the world require more/less water or they will become brown/wilty within just a few hours. I believe the Netherlands Green Hydrangea is the best one! Check on that though – there is also a South American Hydrangea as well. I’m a lover of hydrangeas… :) Obviously. :)

May 16, 2019 06:45

….*another option for some inexpensive/gorgeous options would be Baby’s Breath or Queen Anne’s Lace. :) Similar to the Lilly of the Valley but w/ more airy feel and cloud-like. :)

May 16, 2019 06:45

I like option 1 or 2 best. I got married in the spring and my bridesmaids carried green flowers too! Pics: http://genevieveswedding.blogspot.com/2010/11/details-flowers.html

Sarah Huinker
May 16, 2019 06:45

I love all your options, Nikki :) I am not very creative or good when it comes to the flower end of it, but I really think the Lilly of Valley are pretty unique looking. Still love the other two! Also – absolutely LOVE your centerpiece idea. I think they are so different and very springy!!! Good Luck! – Sarah

Carrie Ruhl
May 16, 2019 06:45


I love the concept of wanting all the bouquets to look like spring. First off the centerpieces are great! They are so cute, the grass is a great idea! I’m a hydrangea person myself, and it would be a nice compliment to your ivory roses, pulling the green from your wrap is an excellent idea. You could even see if they can wrap the bridesmaid bouquets in a simple leaf, (like an elephant ear) to incorporate something different.

May 16, 2019 06:45

We are using silk flowers because of allergies. It actually is working out better because we can use all kinds of different flowers. Its not costing us a fortune and they last forever.

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