In the first steps of the wedding planning, brides are so excited about the ceremony site, the wedding dress and the guests, that they can easily overlook the details which really stand out. One of these things is the fillers in the flower arrangements – everything from the centerpieces to the garlands and the bridesmaids’ bouquets will need small flowers to fill the voids. The traditional choice is Baby’s breath, but you should know that there are plenty of other flowers that can be used, which will bring beauty, fragrance and delicacy to the decorations.
Flower fillers are also a great way to stay on a budget, as they can surround the more expensive and bigger flowers in a way that you really need only few of the expensive ones. If you have always dreamt of having orchids on your wedding, you will quickly realize that these are some of the most luxurious flowers to choose. However, with the right florist by your side you will be able to have orchids without a bankruptcy. The key to doing that is by adding a few of them in the middle of the centerpieces and then surround them with beautiful flower fillers. This way you don’t need to buy orchids in bulk and you can still enjoy their presence. Here is a detailed list of flowers that make perfect fillers for wedding arrangements.
A seasonal autumn flower, the aster has the shape of a miniature daisy, with colours ranging from violet, pink, white or yellow. Asters are perfect bridal bouquet fillers. Keep in mind that fresh asters attract bees, so they might not be the best choice for an outdoor wedding.
2. Baby’s breath
A very popular choice which can add a big mass, surrounding any flower. They can be found in a variety of colours and are quite versatile.
They symbolize enthusiasm, come in plenty of pretty colours (yellow, pink, white, red) and have a soft scent. Their star-shaped blooms attract hummingbirds. It is a flower that can look vibrant for a couple of weeks.
With their dramatic spears for blossoms, the delphiniums are the perfect flower fillers with their blue colour (one of the traditions at a wedding is to have a blue element). There are small and long flowers, so they can be used both for bouquets and dramatic tablescapes.
Also called statice, this flower is available all year long and is really affordable. You can use them as filler for bouquets and corsages, but beware as some of them have an unpleasant smell which comes out when the flower is in close contact with other flowers.
6. Queen Anne’s Lace
This flower filler has flat-topped blooms that are quite large – it is a wildflower which is on a budget and can create beautiful arrangements which look delicate and airy.
7. Spray Rose
For most brides rose are not typical flower fillers, but the spray roses, with their small blooms, can create a nice bulk in a centerpiece or even in the bridal bouquet.
This flower is a fine choice of a filler as it has a nice scent and its ruffled petals can complement tulips, peonies and other spring flowers. The choices of colours are numerous, which makes it florists’ favourite.
Don’t overlook the flower fillers and always try to create a beautiful and delicate arrangement which won’t distract your guests from the event.