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As a bride, I am sure you look at bridal magazines and websites and find bouquets and flowers that you are just not a fan of. Florists feel the same way...except we know of far more flower varieties so we usually hate even more of them than the average person! Here is a list of flowers that I am not a ... read more

As a bride, I am sure you look at bridal magazines and websites and find bouquets and flowers that you are just not a fan of. Florists feel the same way…except we know of far more flower varieties so we usually hate even more of them than the average person!

Here is a list of flowers that I am not a fan of…and some that are okay when used “appropriately”…

The flower I dislike probably the most of any flower is alstroemeria (also known as peruvian lilies). Why don’t I like them? They are cheap and look messy. You often will see them in mixed bouquets at the grocery store or in budvases at restaurants. Mixing them in with really anything cheapens the overall look. I actually refuse to use them and no one has really had a problem with that rule to this point. :)

Peruvian-Lilies
peruvian lilies

I also don’t like baby’s breath used in the traditional, old-school fashion with red roses. That look has passed, and its not coming back anytime soon. However, I can’t write baby’s breath off entirely, I am actually into baby’s breath when used in mass…like the below examples. These are the modern, clean ways to use this inexpensive flower.

This is NOT okay…

outdated roses baby breath bouquet

This is the “new” way to do baby’s breath with red roses (but I am still not sold)…

red-passion-roses-bridal-bouquet

To me, baby’s breath is only okay by itself. Like these examples:

baby's breath bridesmaids bouquet
Tall baby breath centerpieces

I would say the majority of florists would agree that dyed flowers are the worst! Roses do not come in dark purple or rainbow colors–when you see these, they are not natural and therefore, not acceptable! They also have been dying other flowers lately, like mums and orchids. All of them are BAD! Just say NO! You are not fooling anyone!

Purple Rose
dyed blue rose
dyed flowers
unnatural dyed flowers

Asters and Daisy mums are more flowers I am not fond of. They are cheap and not appropriate for weddings. There are so many other flowers (affordable ones in fact!) that are available for weddings, why go this direction?

Purple Asters
Fifty-Salmon-Lineker-350

Gladioli I am on the fence about. I do not like them used traditionally in triangle-shaped altarpieces which remind me of funeral pieces. However, using them completely by themselves or pulling out their blooms and wiring them up actually looks awesome. I love the all white bouquet below…what a different look!

Light Pink Galdiola Flower

This looks fine. It’s simple and chic and doesn’t remind me of a funeral…

Gladiolus_Bouquet

I love these bouquets…

Hand Wired green Fan Wedding-Bouquet
all white bouquet

I also do not like silk flowers for weddings. If you want the ones that look “real” you end up paying more than you would for actual fresh flowers. So, unless you have severe allergies, I would avoid silks for your wedding. Some people are like “but if they are silk they will last forever and we can use them for other events” but honestly, who wants that? Who wants to store a bunch of tall silk centerpieces that will get dusty and smushed and then use them again at your cousin’s wedding?! No thanks!

What flowers do you hate? Did I list any above that you actually love? Let me know! Everyone has the right to their opinions, and I would love to hear yours!

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