Destination Wedding Flower Do’s & Don’t’s

Awe-inspiring locations, exotic flowers, an almost-immediate honeymoon…what’s more romantic than a destination wedding! While jet-setting to your I-do’s sounds like an exciting dream for many couples, it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’ve not prepared your wedding flowers for your big day. Destination weddings present their own challenges and fun when it comes to planning. With more attention to detail required, it’s important that you keep in mind the following do’s and don’t’s as you pick your petals.

DO consider ease and cost of shipping and as well as transportation through customs when having your flowers sent to your destination venue. Silks ship wonderfully and won’t leave you stressing about  government rules and regulations associated with importing and exporting live flowers and plants. The last thing any bride wants to hear is that all her beautiful flowers have arrived but are tied up in customs because someone filled out the wrong paperwork. Remember, silks save stress.

DO your research when picking blooms for your destination wedding, particularly if you’re heading somewhere hot. Certain flowers, such as tulips, lilacs, hydrangeas, daffodils, and hyacinths DON’T fair well in heat and will end up looking droopy. Unless you plan to continually spritz your bouquets or leave them in water under shade, stick with silk. Artificial flowers will require no maintenance and are guaranteed to appear fresh and full all day.

DO take into consideration your location. After all, you picked it for a reason! For instance, if you have a breathtaking background like the beach or a garden, use your florals to enhance what nature has already provided. DON’T spend unnecessary money on elements or flowers take away from the natural beauty of your location.

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DON’T be afraid to skip on the destination florist and hire a local florist from your hometown. This can add a level of comfort, familiarity, and confidence. It also simplifies the planning process and eliminates the guesswork by enabling you to have total control over the design. Silks ensure you get your flowers way in advance so you’ll board for your big day feeling relaxed and satisfied.


If you’re planning your destination wedding and are ready to set sail with All Occasion Silk Creations, contact us today! Click here to submit your pre-consultation form or give us a call at (724) 695-2259.