Wedding Flower Guide

It’s exciting but sometimes overwhelming choosing wedding flowers, here at Budding Designs Flower Studio we want to make the process as enjoyable as possible. A good place to start is looking for flower ideas, browsing in wedding magazines or Google and Pinterest are great places to find inspiration. When choosing the right Wedding Florist for you, ask to see a wedding portfolio of previous weddings they have done. Do your research, visit a few different florists and make a connection with them, a face to face consultation is advisable. But don’t choose a florist just because they are the cheapest, as you may be disappointed on the day.

Below are a few popular styles to consider:

Shower Bouquet:

A shower Bouquet is a tear drop shape and the flowers are arranged in an oasis holder. Its a classic style bouquet but can be made into a modern style.

White Shower Bouquet. The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. December 2021.

Handtied Bouquet:

A Handtied bouquet is a more relaxed style and is a very versatile bouquet. Flowers are arranged and tied with a ribbon of your choice, it can be placed into a vase of flowers and used as a table decoration too.

handtied bouquet
Handtied Bouquet with dried flowers. Bryngarw House, Bridgend. October 2021.


It is tradition for the Groom to wear a flower from the Brides Bouquet, this works so well in photographs. Along with the Groom, the rest of the bridal party can have a matching buttonhole and ladies a corsage or wrist corsage.

Buttonholes. St Josephs Church, Penarth. July 2021.


Bridesmaids flowers can be a similar to the bridal bouquet but in a contrasting colour to their dresses, a bundle of Eucalyptus or Gypsophilia or as simple as a single stemmed flower.

Bride’s vibrant bouquet and Bridesmaid’s Eucalyptus bouquets. Monknash lighthouse.

Venue flowers:

The list for Venue decoration is endless. Decorating the ceremony room or church with flowers; floral Pew ends, pedestals and Floral archways and the wedding reception; Table centrepieces, top table, cake flowers and floral moon gates will really depend on your budget. Ask your florist to help with ideas for floral decorations that are within your budget.

Sunflower table centrepiece. The Coal Exchange, Cardiff. September 2021.

When choosing flowers, take into consideration that not all flowers are available all year round, e.g. Peonies are only available during May and June, ask your florist for advice on what is available on your wedding date.

Flower prices vary widely during the year e.g. our peak seasons are Christmas, Valentine’s day and Mother’s Day. Another consideration is the type of flowers you choose, Orchids are more expensive than Carnations for example.

Feel free to contact us to discuss wedding flowers. You can arrange a consultation by emailing us: [email protected] or ring us on 01446 404660 or pop to the shop: 1, High Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7DZ. We deliver to Barry, Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, further afield can be arranged in South Wales and West Wales.

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