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Floral Tips For Your Special Day

The Bride's Tree

According to this fun tradition, twelve ornaments

should be on the newlywed's Christmas Tree.

A heart signifies love in the home

A house signifies family shelter

An angel symbolizes God

A basket of fruit symbolizes plenty

A teapot symbolizes hospitality

A bird nest means confidence in the shelter

A pine cone symbolizes eternity

An animal symbolizes peace with nature

A fish symbolizes Christ as well as fertility

A rose is the symbol of the Virgin Mary

A flower basket represents beauty in the home

A Santa is the symbol of giving and sharing.

Ornaments are mouth-blown, hand-painted in Germany. Available from Kelly's Gifts

main flexible in order to allow them to do their job. If your flower choice isn't available, isn't good quality or is too expensive, your florist can suggest alternatives that will achieve your look, remain in your budget and just might be more creative than your original plan.

Thinking about how you might want to incorporate the season or any holidays into your floral arrangements.

Bringing a swatch from the bride and bridesmaids' dresses to match dress colors to flowers. Also be prepared to describe the style, sleeve length, train and veil because they all come into play as you choose your flowers and arrangements.

Bringing a list of the entire wedding party including their names and functions. Write down all the events and places where you want flowers to appear as well. Use this list as a starting point to be sure you don't forget a single petal.



Maid or Matron of Honor


Flower girls (bouquet or petals to drop)

Bridal toss Bouquet

Hair Ornaments



Maid or matron of honor

Flower girls


Rehearsal dinner

Wedding ceremony location

Decorations for the reception location

Wedding cake decorations



Best Man


Ring bearer

Father of the bride

Father of the groom


Mother of the bride

Mother of the groom

Going-away corsage for the

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