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Wednesday What's In It?

You've probably looked at a bouquet before and wondered what just what are the names of those beautiful blooms.  

In this bouquet:

  • Fritallia: Available Jan-Mar
  • Hellebore: Available Jan-Mar
  • Pieris Japonica: Available Feb-Apr, Aug-Oct
  • Fringe Tulip: Available Dec-May
  • Calla Lily: Available all year
  • Anemone: Available Dec-Apr

 

Do you have an image you're curious about?  Just email it to althea@roseofsharonar.com and I'll take a look.

"Who pays for that?" The traditional breakdown of wedding flower expenses.

In today's wedding, it is common for the wedding couple to bear most, if not all, of the financial responsibility. Traditionally, however, the Bride's family is responsible for most of the wedding flowers, with a few items that are specifically the responsibility of the Groom's family. Depending on the specifics of your wedding, the following guide may be helpful.


Accent Dahlia

Bride / Bride's Family

Flowers for all female attendants (including Flower Girls)

All corsages EXCEPT those for Mothers and Grandmothers

All Ceremony decor

All Reception decor


Groom / Groom's Family

Bride's Bouquet

Corsages for Mothers and Grandmothers

All Boutonnieres

Flowers for family members unable to attend wedding

All decor for the Rehearsal Dinner

Why Bouquets?

There is a list of items every bride should have when she gets married. First is THE DRESS and the second is THE BOUQUET. Bouquets can be designed to fit the personality of each bride and bridesmaid but why do we have them? It is a special day so of course we need a special dress but do brides carry bouquets simply because they are pretty?

While the origins are a little hazy, traditionally there are two main reasons brides carried bouquets: for good fortune and to mask smells. In ancient cultures brides carried herbs with a potent scent to ward off evil spirits. Even garlic was used to scare of evil on the special day. Certain herbs, plants and flowers carried special meaning as well. In ancient Greece, ivy was used to symbolize an enduring love.

By Medieval times bouquets were used to hide unpleasant body odors. Most people during that time only bathed once a year, their annual bath being in May. June became a popular wedding month because it was so close to their annual bath, helping prevent body odor. Brides carried bouquets to help mask any returning smells.

Obviously as people began to bath more often, the traditional of bridal bouquets did not fade, after all they are beautiful and today there are so many varieties to choose from, check it out.