For all of you who have decided to get married in Croatia this summer and don’t know much about flowers, except that you have a favorite one, here is a small guide that will help you make your decision. Although you cannot really make a mistake when choosing flowers, over the years of organizing and hosting weddings at Zori restaurant we have gathered few tricks of the trade that just prove right year after year.
And because of that here is our first advice:
trust you destination wedding organizer or your florist when it comes to flowers. In most cases, they live in the country you want to get married to and have the experience when dealing with flowers.
Second advice is to go seasonal - use the flowers that are in season and that are local. Period. Why?
- You will save on your budget - seasonal flowers are cheaper. That is a fact. Anything imported or special is going to be more expensive because of the taxes and also difficult to source.
- Better quality - the flowers that are in season and local are usually of a better quality, can take the heat and trust me Croatia can get very hot in July and August. You don’t want to see you flower arrangements wither away on beautifully decorated tables.
- Environmentally friendly - there will be no need for transportation and fuel consumption to get your flowers to Croatia.
So which flowers do we recommend for a summer wedding in Croatia?
For May our recommendation would be peonies, gerbera, roses and freesia flowers.
June - hydrangea, peonies, lily, gerbera, roses and lavender.
July - gerbera, sunflower, roses, dahlia, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, bougainvillea.
August - sunflower, gerbera, rose, lily, hydrangea, bougainvillea.
September - calla lily, roses, gerbera, hydrangea, iris, orchids.
Third advice is to compromise. Just like in any relationship. I know you have seen perfect flower arrangements on Pinterest and you don’t want anything less than that but truth of the matter is you are in a different country and probably want to get married on some of our gorgeous islands so you will encounter slight difficulties in making that vision come true.
Best thing is to tell your wedding organiser or florist the colour, style, likes and dislikes and let them do the job while you stay flexible and comfortable with any substitution.