4 Beach Wedding Flower Mistakes to Avoid

I remember spending hours at a local Mexican flower shop as one of my best friend’s chose her beach wedding flowers.  She was stressed.  I was exhausted.  My big take away?  I was absolutely determined to not make the same mistake for my own destination wedding.

And I want to help you avoid some common mistakes because with everything else you have to think about, choosing your beach wedding flowers should be the fun part!  So in this post, I’m sharing 4 tips you should keep in mind when choosing your beach wedding flowers- as well as some ways that you can save money on those fleeting little things.

1. Consider your destination’s climate

I’m starting out with this tip because it’s a big challenge that is unique to beach and destination weddings.  If you’re getting married early in the day when the sun is beaming, make sure that the type of flower you choose will stay fresh throughout the ceremony and reception.  You don’t want to have your flowers wither before you even get to the first dance.

2. Work with nature & not against it

beach wedding flowers and decorations

When you have an amazing, scenic background like the beach, a garden, or mountains, your job is to enhance what nature so generously gave you.  Don’t overdo it. Not only will you stress yourself out and spend unnecessary funds, you’ll take away from the natural beauty of your location.  And wasn’t that the whole point of a destination or oceanfront wedding?

3. Beach wedding flowers don’t always have to be ultra beachy

Some brides think that beach wedding flower arrangements have to be covered with seashells and starfish from top to bottom. That is simply not the case. You can, if that’s your taste, but you don’t have to.  You can accent your arrangement with a few seashells here and there- or you can have absolutely zero beach elements.

beach wedding bouquet with starfish accent


4. Don’t assume you must choose the beach flowers in your resort package

If you’re tying the knot at an all inclusive resort, they will probably present you with a few different package options. Each package will include a certain type of floral arrangement.

You might be led to believe that Orchids are your only option if you choose the “Diamond” package. But that’s not always the case. They won’t volunteer this info of course because it’s more work for them.

Just ask if there are other options you can choose from.

Tell them your likes and dislikes and they will probably be willing to work with you. If they don’t have what you want, ask if you can bring in an outside florist. Sometimes they’ll allow you to for free or might charge an outside vendor fee. Written by 

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