Flowers and weddings have been linked through the centuries, from medieval London when fragrant herbs were carried to ward off evil spirits, to the eighteenth century when it became popular to carry bouquets as a symbol of fragility, purity, and new life. Today, flowers are not only symbolic but have become an important part of the wedding decoration.
Flowers are also well-known for being budget busters. They can be expensive and it is easy to get carried away. There is the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, petals for the flower girl, the chuppah, ceremony aisle markers, cocktail hour flowers and reception flowers. Determine what is most important to you and when you meet with your florist make sure to have photos of what you have in mind and also your set budget for flowers. This way the florist can come up with a proposal that works within your limits. Seasonal island blossoms will be the most economical and classic for your Nantucket wedding, such as daffodils and daisies in the spring, and hydrangeas and roses in the summer and fall.