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All you need to know about picking the right flowers for your Wedding Day!

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - When Harry Met Sally Wedding Flowers and Why?

A flower cannot blossom without care. It needs sunshine, water, and nutrients to help it grow and much like flowers, people can't grow without love. It is this love we yearn ever so much for that can lead us to some of the greatest adventures that will ever play out in our lives and while that may sound like just the first chapter in a long book, it's undoubtedly one of, if not the single most significant moment in a couples' time spent together.

There's no grander gesture of one's love and as daunting as one might find it to make that trek up the aisle and to the podium, even with the dozens and even hundreds of starry eyes locked on you, it's the journey to this magical place and time and the steps you took to reach it that can prove to be just as if not more arduous than the completing the ceremony itself.

There's no grander gesture of one's love and as daunting as one might find it to make that trek up the aisle and to the podium, even with the dozens and even hundreds of starry eyes locked on you, it's the journey to this magical place and time and the steps you took to reach it that can prove to be just as if not more arduous than the completing the ceremony itself.

Leading up to your big day you'll be tasked with preparing and ensuring a number of things go off without a hitch while you get yours... like selecting the perfect venue, securing the seating for your guest, deciding on the best food and drinks, picking and choosing the right clothes, and even hiring the right performers and photographers. You want your day to be perfect so it comes at no surprise that settling on the right flowers is at the top of almost every bride's list!

But first things first...

For almost as long as there have been wedding ceremonies, flowers have held and played an integral role within them. In ancient times Greek brides to be would gather olive branches, herbs, and strands of ivy. In honor of the Goddess Hera who governed over fertility and marriage, they'd then mold these greens into garlands, wreaths made of plants and flowers, adorn them with white flowers and would wear them much like a modern day bride would wear a veil.

There's even evidence to suggest that the men did much of the same as it wasn't uncommon for people of antiquity to use flowers and herbs to mask their odor. Much like the Greeks the ancient Romans would follow very similar traditions for their wedding ceremonies. Roman brides would gather flowers and herbs from the fields and bedeck themselves with floral tapestry. Ancient Egyptians were also fond of incorporating flowers into their wedding rites and as was expected at the time, brides would gather herbs like thyme and garlic, pair them with cherished flowers like Lotus' as this makeshift bouquet was thought to ward away evil spirits.

Towards the end of the Middle Ages, fragrant plants, herbs, and even grains, particularly wheat which was viewed as a symbol of fertility, had solidified their position in wedding customs. It was popular for Medieval brides and grooms to wear their hair loose with flowers woven in and brides would oftentimes have sachets of herbs and potpourri sewn onto their gowns.

It wasn't until the Elizabethan era that the use of flowers in wedding ceremonies became more lighthearted. Brides and grooms began taking a more whimsical approach to choosing their flowers and began incorporating flowers more for their particular nuances as opposed to their abilities to mask bad odors and ward off evil spirits. By the Victorian era flowers had metaphorically developed their own language, each species, variety, and shade of color was now host to various meanings and cultural significances that would ardently carry into the modern era.

As you likely already know, by modern standards flowers are a must have for weddings. There's simply no negotiating. Even the most humble of ceremonies calls for the bride and groom to adorn themselves with flowers in someway or at the very least a bride should be carrying a bouquet. If you're a fan of reading books, watching films and television than you might be familiar with this trope... A young couple on a whim decides to get married in a courthouse, they forget the bouquet, so the couple yanks a couple dozen flowers out from a nearby garden. If you're still following, this is a testament to the importance of flowers and the part they play in a wedding. Flowers have become so rooted in wedding culture that they've managed to sow their seeds in just about every media platform.

What's the best way to buy Wedding Flowers

The best way to buy or order flowers for your big day is however you feel most comfortable. Global Rose Online carries an eclectic selection of wholesale flowers in small or large quantities. Our flowers are expertly cared for and come in a wide variety of colors with hundreds of special meanings attached to them. They are shipped directly from our eco-friendly farms and greenhouses to you, with free delivery to our customers within the continental United States.

Where can I buy my Wedding Arrangements, Bouquets, and Centerpieces?

Global Rose offers a selection of premade arrangements, boutonnieres, bouquets (both Bridal and Bridesmaids), centerpieces, corsages and like our regular flowers they come in a wide array of colors and varieties. These floral designs are all crafted by our florist at our technologically state of the art farms greenhouses where we grow our flowers.

But... What if I want to take the DIY approach? How do I make sure my designs come out absolutely perfectly?

For our budding amateurs and even our journeymen florist who prefer a more hands on approach to their flowers, Global Rose offers several video tutorials on how to arrange and care for your flowers. This includes tutorials on how to care for your flowers upon receiving them, how to create bouquets and boutonnieres, and how to design centerpieces.