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If your wedding is 6-9 months away, it’s time to book your florist.  And, whilst you may have started to look at designs for florals (oh hello Pinterest board), have you drawn up a list of every type of arrangement you will need for your Wedding Day?  No?  Not a problem!  We know you have a lot of Vendor meetings to get through when planning a wedding and we want to help make that process as straight-forward as possible, which is where this handy checklist comes in.  Using the Ultimate Wedding Flower Checklist will help you determine what you need when it comes to flowers on your Wedding Day.  Completing the checklist before you meet with a florist, will also help you to walk into that initial meeting feeling organised.  You will have a pretty good idea of what ‘arrangements’ you need and this will enable you to focus on discussing style, design and budget.

How to use the Ultimate Wedding Flower Checklist

The best way to use this list is to go through it and identify which arrangements from each category are relevant to your Wedding Day.  At this stage you are not thinking about designs – you will discuss this with your florist.  The aim of this checklist is to give you a place to start when it comes to having discussions about what floral work you need done for your wedding.  Your Florist may also have some ideas when it comes to this, but if you go through this checklist first, you will be organised when you go into that meeting.  So remember, the ultimate flower checklist is only a guide, not a list of must-haves.

Get your editable checklist here.

Flowers For You & Your Wedding Party

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Bride’s floral crown or hair flowers
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Flower girl’s bouquet (or basket of petals, floral crown, or pomander)
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Groomsmen’s boutonnieres
  • Ring bearer’s boutonniere
  • Mother of the bride’s corsage
  • Mother of the groom’s corsage
  • Father of the bride’s boutonniere
  • Father of the groom’s boutonniere
  • Grandmothers’ corsages
  • Grandfathers’ boutonnieres
  • Officiant’s boutonniere
  • Ushers’ boutonnieres
  • Tossing bouquet (for the bouquet toss at the reception)
  • Additional corsages or boutonnieres for special guests

Ceremony Flowers

  • Entryway or welcome table arrangement
  • Altar or chuppah arrangements
  • Pew or chair arrangements
  • Aisle decorations
  • Tossing petals for guests

I Do Crew Tip:  When you meet with your florist, discuss with them if any of these arrangements could be re-used at your Reception.

Reception Flowers

  • Cocktail table arrangements
  • Bar arrangements
  • Centrepieces
  • Bride’s and groom’s chair decorations
  • Buffet-table/food-station arrangements
  • Lounge area arrangements
  • Flowers for wedding cake
  • Cake/Gift table arrangements
  • Powder room decorations
  • Getaway car arrangements

I Do Crew Tip:  Your cake-maker may be able to use left-over flowers from your other arrangements to decorate your cake.  Put your Florist and Cake-Maker in touch with each other prior to your wedding so they can discuss this.

More Inspiration for your Wedding Flowers

Check out our Floral Board on Pinterest

Read, 10 Questions to ask your Florist

P.S.  Would you like to write your own Wedding Vows but aren’t sure where to start?  We have you covered with our free guide to writing your personal Wedding Vows. Download your copy here.