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Wedding Flower Checklist

A Guide to All The Wedding Flowers You’ll Need

– Personal Flowers –

Who gets flowers at a wedding? Obviously, the brides and bridesmaids, but there are others who will potentially need personal flowers, as well. Here’s every person flower to consider:

  • Bride’s bouquet.

  • Bride’s floral crown or hair flowers.

  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets.

  • Tossing bouquet (for the bouquet toss at the reception).

  • 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 or nosegay.

  • Mother of the groom’s corsage or nosegay.

  • Father of the bride’s boutonniere.

  • Father of the groom’s boutonniere.

  • Grandmothers’ corsages.

  • Grandfathers’ boutonnieres.

  • Officiant’s boutonniere.

  • Ushers’ boutonnieres.

Colourful Wedding Bouquet - Wedding Flower Checklist

Photo credits: Thomas AE

– Ceremony Flowers –

You’ll need flowers for the ceremony, as well. Make sure to talk to your florist about what (if any) of your ceremony flowers can be re-purposed at the reception to save money! Here are the common arrangements used during the ceremony:

  • Entryway or welcome table arrangements.

  • Altar or chuppah arrangements.

  • Pew or chair arrangements.

  • Aisle decorations.

  • Tossing petals for guests.

Wedding Table Decor - Wedding Flower Checklist

Photo credits: Mel Durham

– Reception Flowers –

Naturally, you’ll need centerpieces — but that’s not all. Consider whether or not you want the following:

  • Cocktail table arrangements.

  • Bar arrangements.

  • Escort-card table arrangements.

  • Centerpieces.

  • Bride’s and groom’s chair decorations.

  • Buffet-table/food-station arrangements.

  • Lounge area arrangements.

  • Flowers for the wedding cake.

  • Cake table arrangements.

  • Powder room decorations.

  • Getaway car arrangements.

Wedding cake - Wedding Flower Checklist

Photo credits: Photos by Lanty

When you’re ready to meet with the florist, bring along your wedding flower checklist and go down the list one by one. You’ll be one step ahead of the game since most brides head into the flower shop still wondering “what flowers do you need for a wedding?”

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