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Your Floral Checklist

Your venue is booked, you've spent hours browsing Pinterest for inspo pictures, and you know just the colors and mood you want for your special day... But when it's time to place your order for florals, how do you know you're not forgetting anything? Use the handy checklist below to see all the most popular options and mark off every item you need for the wedding florals of your dreams! And if you're using Rosemary's Garden Florals everlasting wood and real-touch florals, rest assured that everything is 100% custom and lasts a lifetime - perfect keepsakes!


The ceremony space is often your guests' first impression of your wedding theme, plus it is the backdrop for the most important moment of the entire event: the I Do's! Stay minimalistic to focus on your venue's natural backdrop such as the ocean, or go full-on floral with a huge arch arrangement for dramatic effect! So many possibilities...

Wedding Party

  • Bridal bouquets

  • Bridesmaid bouquets

    • Corsages: mothers and stepmothers, grandmothers, female officiants, and other VIP females

  • Boutonnieres: groom and groomsmen, ring bearer and ushers, fathers and stepfathers, grandfathers, male officiants, and other VIP males

  • Unique additions: flower crowns or hair combs, flower collars for pets, flower wands for children, floral-adorned lanterns or hoops instead of bridesmaid bouquets

Ceremony Space

  • Arch arrangements

  • Urn arrangements on pedestals

  • Chair/pew markers

  • Aisle runner garlands

  • Aisle entryway floral arch

  • Staircase garlands

  • Floral arbors and chuppahs

  • In Loving Memory chairs


After the I Do's are over, it's time to party! Many couples choose to have a more formal atmosphere for their ceremony, but let loose and celebrate during the reception. It's a great chance to incorporate some fun florals into your design! Check out some of the most popular options below and remember if you would like anything totally unique for your wedding, Rosemary's Garden Florals has your back and can do any custom arrangements you would like!

Head or Sweetheart Table

  • Arrangements in urns or vases

  • Arrangements on risers

  • Table swags

  • Chair markers

  • Floral garlands

  • Floral lanterns

Guest Tables

  • Centerpieces

    • Mason jars

    • Compote vases

    • Lanterns

    • Cloches

    • Vase risers (one pillar)

    • Harlow risers (four pillars)

    • Geometric terrariums

  • Chair markers

  • Loose flowers

  • Favors

    • Individual stemmed flowers

    • Individual potted succulents

Reception Space

  • Floral wall backdrops: head/sweetheart table, photo booth, or entryway

  • Floral chandeliers: cake or dessert tables, guest tables, entryways, and dance floor

  • Staircase garlands

  • Floral garlands for tents


You've chosen a beautiful venue for your wedding: now it's time to make it your own with customized floral arrangements to match your ceremony and reception areas! Venue spaces can be used for guest book signing, an area for the bar, gift tables, buffet tables, cocktail hour... The possibilities are endless! These areas are the most common ones to be forgotten when planning wedding florals, so use this list below to make sure you don't forget anything!


  • Guest book table

  • Gift table

  • Cake table (and cake flowers!)

  • Seating assignment table

  • Buffet table

  • Bar

  • Cocktail tables


  • Long garlands for handrails

  • Small arrangements for balusters: cascading greenery or cascading tulle

  • Arrangements for posts: small vases or post topper clusters

Need more help? Great news! When you place your order with Rosemary's Garden Florals for your everlasting wedding arrangements, you will have access to our exclusive consultations that include absolutely every aspect of your possible wedding floral plans. We'll be happy to discuss your options and choose which one-of-a-kind arrangements you would like. And remember, everything is custom: if you can imagine it, we can create it!

Happy planning!

Rosemary Sammons


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