Tips For Beautiful Wedding Flowers

{1} Plan on scheduling an appointment for approximately one hour with a Professional Florist (or two) to discuss the floral items you are interested in for your wedding.  Have the following details decided on before you meet………

  • Logistics/Dates/Locations and Times
  • Bridal Party attire/colors
  • Dresses should be ordered to provide color and style direction
  • Where you will place floral décor at the ceremony, reception… who will you want to have personal flowers
  • Start your research and have ideas about what you like and don’t like in wedding flowers, provide visual information whenever possible
  • Floral Budget….have some idea or price range in mind before you start the floral planning of what you are willing to spend on your wedding flowers

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{2} Research….with so much visual information available, it’s easy to find inspiration on line or in wedding publications. Accumulate photos of likes and dislikes to show your Florist in order for them to get a good feel for your wedding vibe. You don’t need to be experienced in the language of flowers to communicate the looks you are going for, but the more visual ideas you can share will help your Designer to get on the same page with you. Pinterest is a great social media site to gather inspiration and find amazing ideas for your wedding flowers a very effective way to share information with your florist.

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{3} Style….consider what “looks” best capture your personalities as a couple. Will you be more comfortable celebrating outdoors or in a more traditional Church ceremony?  Will formal sophistication rule the day or casual elegance fit your style? Try not to get too caught up in traditions…today’s weddings are all about the couples , their lifestyle and how they want to share the most important day with family and friends.

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{4} Color….consider colors as accents not necessarily needing to match the colors of the bridal party.  Pink flowers in front of a pink dress will be lost in your photographs. Contrasting and complimentary colors will work best and you can always include the colors of the day, but mix hues to create a scheme that will hi lite your wedding party.0040

{5} Flower Varieties…..Don’t get tied down with too many specific flowers. Certain varieties of flowers are not consistent throughout the year. Stay true to a style and color scheme and allow your designer the creative license to make recommendations.

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{6} Texture is an important element in wedding designs. Ask your designer to suggest items that will add texture to your designs and watch them come to life.

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{7} Ceremony Décor…There are many areas to consider depending on your venue, our best tip for you is to consider pew bows/or chair accent designs. This will accentuate your walk down the aisle and provide visual interest before, during and after your ceremony.

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{8} Reception Décor….Centerpieces are the main attraction here! Currently alternating high/low centerpieces are a popular item and composites of multiple designs for tables are growing in popularity too. Centerpieces can offer a beautiful visual display for the reception, but can eat up your floral budget fast. This is an area to be very candid with your Florist about your favorite looks and your budget to allow them to suggest ways to accomplish this.

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{9} Trust….find a Florist/Designer who you can strike a positive relationship with.  The consultation time is a good place to feel out the designer. Are they providing the looks you like, do they seem to understand your needs, are they someone you can have a positive professional relationship with? Look for a Florist with a strong social media presence that also has photographs of their work available to share with you.  Provide them with your floral preferences and budget and trust them to provide you with the best presentation possible.

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{10} Choose a Florist by reputation, experience and quality of design…. not by price. There will always be someone out there to offer flowers at a lower cost. Choosing your wedding florist based on a friend’s recommendation or because they offered the lowest price on their quote may not provide the best fit for YOUR WEDDING.

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