Wedding Planning Ideas

Wedding Flower Checklist

Flowers are an essential part of a wedding. They keep the environment fresh and joyful. Putting together a checklist of the wedding flowers, you will be able to draw an estimate of your requirement as well as the budget that you are supposed to assign to the floral decorations and arrangement. Put together a generic list, which you feel completes the list of floral decorations for a wedding. You can refer the checklist we have put together and modify it according to your requirements.

You might not need all the flowers that are mentioned in this list; but you can modify it according to your requirements adding and deleting flowers. The checklist consists of flowers names, quantity, price and total value according to the requirement. Make a table so that it would be easy for you to keep a record.

The wedding flower checklist is as follows (the columns are in this order - flowers' name, quantity required, price per piece or as applicable and total value):

Flowers for Rehearsal Dinner:

Wedding Flower Checklist

  • Centerpieces
  • Chair backs
  • Arrangement for the place cards
  • Decorations around the candles or luminaries or any other lighting decorative article

Flowers for the wedding ceremony:

  • Bride's bouquet
  • Separate bouquet for tossing
  • Flower girl bouquet or petals
  • Flower girl basket decorations
  • Maid (matron) of honor's bouquet (if you want it to be different than the other bridesmaids)
  • Identical bouquets for the bridesmaids
  • Boutonniere for the groom

(matches the bridal bouquet)Boutonniere for the best man (different than the groom)

  • Boutonnieres for ushers (matching the bouquets of the bridesmaids)Boutonniere for ring bearer
  • Boutonniere for bride's father
  • Boutonniere for groom's father
  • Boutonnieres for grandfathers
  • Boutonniere for the ring bearer
  • Boutonniere for step-fathers
  • Boutonnieres for other male guests you want to honor
  • Corsage for the bride's mother
  • Corsage for the groom's mother
  • Corsages for the grandmothers
  • Corsage for step-mothers
  • Corsages for other female guests you want to honor
  • Flowers for altar decorations
  • Flowers for Aisle decorations
  • Flowers for pew decorations
  • Thank you bouquet for bride's parents
  • Thank you bouquet for groom's parents
  • Aisle runner
  • Pathway
  • Wreaths for the bridesmaids
  • Wreath for the flower girl
  • Wreath for bridal hairdo (if required)

Flowers for the reception party:

  • Head table centerpiece
  • Table centerpieces
  • Gift table centerpiece
  • Buffet table centerpiece
  • Bar centerpiece
  • Fresh flowers for cake (if required)
  • Arrangement for the place cards
  • Chair backs
  • Entrance arrangements
  • Wall decorations
  • Hanging decorations
  • Floor decorations
  • Pathway decorations

Having a wedding flower checklist in your hand while you talk to the florist helps you to stay within the spending limits and not go overboard. Because frankly, every floral decoration idea sounds appealing when the florist puts it in front of us or we flip through the catalog that he provides us. Thus, having a checklist handy is always a better option. Besides, if your bride is accompanying you, surely you need it!

Use seasonal flowers for wedding decorations. They are cheap, easily available and certainly beautiful. Always consider the season you are getting married in and choose the flowers accordingly. Whatever the theme your wedding has, flowers will make it bright and graceful.

Honoring the important members of your family and friends is a simple yet thoughtful gesture. Make a list of people whom you want to honor on your wedding day. This list includes your parents, the wedding attendants, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers, step-parents (depends on the relationship you share with them), close friends, the friends who threw showers honoring you and friends who rocked the bachelor / bachelorette party with you. Honor every person with whom you are very close with and who have helped you in the tedious wedding planning process.