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wedding flower basics

Your wedding flowers will be one of the most photographed details of your wedding (besides you, of course!), so it's important to pick wedding centerpieces and bouquets that truly fit your wedding style. Where to start? First, find flower types you love by searching through our ultimate flower guide, which features thousands of pictures. There, you'll also find a host of centerpiece ideas ranging in style from casual and rustic to formal and glamorous. You can even search for flowers by color so you can be sure to pick wedding bouquets and centerpieces that match your style. Then, browse our listing listings to find a top florist in your area.

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wedding flowers timeline

  • 9 - 11 months before your wedding: Set up appointments with wedding florists in the area to discuss options.
  • 6 - 8 months before your wedding: Choose and hire your florist. Browse flower photos to figure out what flowers you like.
  • 4 - 5 months before your wedding: Finalize your wedding flowers, and settle on a final price for the contract.

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Our Wedding Flowers Editor, Lauren K.