Floral arrangements for a christening

When it comes to organising a christening for either your child or perhaps even yourself you will find that there are many different options available from baptisms that take place during normal Sunday services to private ceremonies for the families only. What is common in the church regardless of the service type is the inclusion of certain flowers in their floral arrangements. These can be created by volunteers within the church or from outsourced companies, but the flowers will be sourced from a Gloucestershire Florist to ensure that they are of the best quality and will last.

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The colours of the flowers included in an arrangement for a baptism may depend on the time of year and events that may be being celebrated in worship at the church but there are some flowers that are often preferred for use at christenings and white varieties are often chosen

The flower types include:

  • Carnations
  • Calla Lillies
  • Dahlias
  • Daisies
  • Magnolias
  • Roses
  • Sweet Peas
  • Tulips
  • Zinnias

The arrangements will usually include pedestal pieces that will be placed near to the font area of the church as well as any standard arrangements that appear such as alter pieces and other pedestal arrangements that you often find at the foot of the pulpit etc. These may be in a standard pedestal style with large stems being placed towards the back of the arrangement and then the height of each stem being reduced towards the front of the pedestal with trailing plants being added to create an element of interest at the bottom. Other arrangements that are popular include the traditional cross design that is filled with flowers usually of the same variety, possibly in different tones of the same colour. Some bespoke arrangements include doves, hands at prayer and even the initials of the person or baby being baptised woven into the floral design.

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After the service many people often hold a small celebratory party in honour of the person who has been baptised. Again, this may be a place where you wish to have some floral arrangements made, perhaps for table settings similar to those of a wedding but on a small scale.

Some families also choose to have corsages and button holes made for family members to wear during the ceremony. This is often the case where a baptism takes part during a normal Sunday service as a way to honour the family and friends that have travelled for the ceremony and in order for them to stand out from the normal congregation.