They add a touch of color, elegance and beauty. They tie your theme and colors together, while adding an accent for unique flair. They are the first impression that sets the tone for your wedding’s theme.

That’s right, we’re talking about your wedding flowers.

Flowers are an important part of your wedding decor. With so many options to choose from, though, it can be hard to decide on what is right for you and your wedding. Here’s a few tips to help make your job of choosing flowers easier.

Nieto Photography, Raleigh wedding photographer

Flowers by Southern Petals. Image by Nieto Photography in Raleigh, NC.

Fall farm wedding table flowers

Flowers by Southern Petals. Image by Nieto Photography in Raleigh, NC.

Yellow wedding flowers

Flowers by Creative Touch. Image provided by Southern Love.



First, think of your wedding’s color palette. Are you using soft tones? Vibrant colors? Pastels? Once you decide on the color theme for your wedding, you can decide which colors you want to highlight with your flowers. Incorporating your accent colors can be a great way to make the subtle touches pop a little.


The time of year you get married will also affect the flowers you decide on. Not only will some seasons tend toward certain colors, but some flowers evoke associations to one of the four seasons due to the time of year they are available. While daisies, sunflowers and lilies are great for spring and summer weddings, roses, carnations and dahlias are great for fall and winter weddings.

Fall wedding flowers

Image provided by Krista Joy.

Will Greene Photography, wedding photographer in Raleigh NC

Floral designs by Knots ‘N Such. Photography by Will Greene Photography.


Your bouquet is going to be made up of more than the flowers you use. Most likely you will have baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s Lace, or another filler to add some greenery and break up the flowers in your hand. You might even choose to add a few decorations in your bouquet as well. Whether you choose one or both, some may work better than another with the central flowers you have chosen. Go with something that balances a little bit of diversity while still creating an overall harmonious effect.


Finally, when picking the flowers you and your bridesmaids are going to carry throughout the day, you want the peace of mind that these fragrant and fragile beauties are going to be tended to and that your receive excellent service from the beginning. Find a florist that listens to you, finds you the best flowers possible and keeps your budget in mind. Some great local Raleigh florists include: