Wedding Traditions and Other Information To Help With Your Wedding Plans

Bouquets & Flowers

How Good Are Fake Ranunculus Wedding Bouquets?

We know artificial flowers have improved by leaps and bounds over the years but how do fake ranunculus wedding bouquets stack up against the competition? Ranunculus (a member of the buttercup family) are only available in winter and spring so many brides to be are opting for fake ranunculus wedding bouquets.

Today the bouquets are made from silk and, although the quality can vary, they can be quite realistic. There are many pros to choosing fake ranunculus wedding bouquets. They are durable and you can prepare them many months in advance.

You have a lasting memento of your special day, you won’t have flowers that may start to wilt or lose their petals and because ranunculus are very seasonal you will save a lot of money out of season when they become very expensive.

The cons to choosing fake ranunculus wedding bouquets are that when ranunculus are in season, the fake bouquets are not going to be much cheaper (for a beautiful looking one).

Also, if you are going to have photos taken close up, the fake ranunculus wedding bouquets can photograph poorly and people will clearly see they are not real. If you do decide to use fake ranunculus wedding bouquets then make sure you use a reputable company that provides high quality replicas, because the last thing you want is to receive a bunch of fake flowers that resemble a child’s toy.

You may want to be innovative and try nestling your favourite fake ranunculus wedding bouquet in with real flowers when real ranunculus are out of season so you still get to have them on your wedding day and people will be less likely to know they are fake.

Remember – the flowers are only a small part of the day so they don’t necessarily need to be real. Flowers can help make your day special or they can cause a lot of stress, so this is why a lot of thought needs to go into your decision on whether to choose real flowers or a fake ranunculus wedding bouquet.

Either way, whatever you decide – fake or real – the most important thing is to enjoy your wedding day and make it a special one you will always remember.

Wedding Traditions with the Bridal Bouquet

The bride’s bridal bouquet is one of the most common wedding traditions. When a bride orders her wedding bouquet, it might not seem that any “activities” will come from it other than as a thing for the bride to hold.

But the bridal bouquet can be the source of many interesting activities and meaningful gestures. During there ceremony there are all kinds of possibilities. Certainly you can go traditional and have a flower for both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The moms, in particular, love this activity and guests usually appreciate it as well. But what if you turned that traditional gesture on its head and supplied flowers for both the mothers and the fathers?

If the bride supplies flowers to both the men and women, there are a couple of ways to do this. What if dad’s flower was enclosed in a verse that he will then get up and read at the ceremony? What if it was a flower to recognize the members of the family who have passed, and it gives dad an opportunity to recognize those family members?

If the bride chooses not to have a unity candle, but wants some gesture like it, she can have her bridal bouquet designed by having several small bouquets put together. At an appropriate time during the ceremony, the bridal bouquet is “broken up” and various people might receive a share, such as the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom.

Now, if the bride wants to hang onto her bridal bouquet during the wedding ceremony, but is willing to have some fun with it at the reception, there are a few options there as well. How about a dance involving the bridal bouquet?

This is silly, but fun. The bridal bouquet is on display somewhere near the dance floor and guests must guess a flower that’s in the bouquet before they can enter the dance floor. The first few guests might not have a problem as some flowers are obvious, like roses and tulips, but others might give people pause. Of course, this won’t work if the bridal bouquet is all roses or some other single and obvious flower but for a traditional mixed bouquet, it can work well.

For a naughty touch, the bride can hide her garter in the bridal bouquet and actually put it on her leg before the groom takes it off. Or she can have a couple of breakaway bouquets that are wrapped in garter belts, so hers doesn’t get thrown, but instead the tiny bouquets with garter belts attached are thrown.

When it comes time for the bride to throw her bouquet, there are several options. Some brides choose not to keep their bouquet and simply pluck one flower out of it before chucking the whole thing during the bridal bouquet toss. This is an alternative to having a special bouquet set aside for throwing, and there are others as well.

Are there are a lot of single women coming to the wedding? Maybe one thrown bouquet won’t be enough. Many brides these days are opting for something a little more fun. There are a few options, really. One popular option is to have the florist create several small bouquets and then bundle them to look like one bouquet. They are tied lightly with a ribbon. When it comes time for the bouquet toss, the bride unties the ribbon, and throws the “bouquet” which is actually several little bouquets. Several women will catch the bouquet, rather than just one.