Choosing Your Calla Lily Flowers:
Once you have narrowed down that you will be including calla lilies in your wedding or event, you usually have 3 additional points to decide upon before placing your order:
1. WHAT COLOR CALLA LILIES SHOULD I GET?
Although this is largely a personal decision, on which outside advise can seldom help, sometimes it is easy to get stuck deliberating on flower colors. To pass on some advise that we have gleaned from event planners and florists over the years, choosing colors of flowers can be approached in quite a different manner than choosing colors of fabric or paper. Namely, it is generally considered a good idea to have all ceremony programs printed on the same color cardstock (unless going for a multi-colored effect). Similarly, if all eight bridesmaid dresses are the same color and hue, it is recommended to have them cut from the same bolt of fabric so that the color of each matches exactly. Not so with wedding flowers though. Bouquets and arrangements of 2 or 3 or more colors appear festive and coordinated and give a splash of brightness to the celebration. The color of the blooms themselves don't really have to be an exact match to anything else either. Even if the invitations through to the bridesmaid dresses and the tablecloths are accented with fushia, the flowers don't have to match that exact shade.
It is important to remember that flowers, as a live product of nature, don't come in pantone color #4823 or #3425. They also don't catch the light in the same way as fabric and ribbon, which also affects how their color appears, especially in photographs. In short, flowers are more forgiving - they are easier to design with colorwise as they present themselves as complimenting aspects to a scene. More distinct than their shade, is the freshness, beauty and vibrancy that they impart to every room!
2. HOW MANY CALLA LILY FLOWERS DO I NEED?
- Number of bouquets
- Number of boutonniers
- Number of corsages
- Number of altarpieces or ceremony decorations
- Wedding car arrangement
- Number of tables or vases
3. SHOULD I CHOOSE THE PREMIUM OR EXTRA TALL STEM LENGTH?
The only real difference in the premium and extra-tall calla lilies is the length of the stem, although the bloom on the extra-tall callas can average slightly larger. Usually, the premium callas will work fine in bouquets, low centerpieces, boutonniers and corsages. For larger arrangements and tall or upright vases, we recommend the extra-tall callas. Extra-tall callas also work best in arm-held or cascade style bouquets.
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