Plus, the blooms a bride selects for her wedding day will blossom forever in her wedding day photos – so it’s important to choose the best flower for the day.
Savvy About Style
The first consideration when selecting flowers should be overall style. This will allow you to determine a general feel and directions that you want your floral scheme to follow. Are you planning a chic, modern affair? Or, is it an elegant, vintage-style wedding? Perhaps your wedding day will be a casual and fun wedding afternoon hoa tang le. Whatever the case, the flowers you choose should be a reflection of the total feel you want your day to hold.
Now that you have determined a general direction for the flower style, it’s time to think about finances. How many flowers will you need? Some considerations include ceremony dÈcor, centerpieces, reception dÈcor, bride’s bouquet, bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and other arrangements, such as small arrangements for in the bathroom or on the escort card table. Little touches like flowers for the flower girl, flowers for your hair, and cake flowers can all add up so it is important to include them in your original cost breakdown. Remember, many of your flowers can be re-purposed. Be sure to move the ceremony flowers to the reception hall, for example! A typical bride and groom will spend between 6 and 9 % of their overall budget on flowers.
For the Love of Color
Most brides determine their color scheme early on in the planning process, which makes purchasing the details much easier. Knowing a general color scheme can be a tremendous help when meeting with a florist. Remember, a florist will likely have lots of suggestions, offering up varieties and foliage that a bride may never dream up on her own! Allow your florist to guide you as you settle on the perfect array of flowers for your wedding day. Bringing swatches of fabric, a photo of the venue, and any other information you have will make the florist’s job even easier!
A Season For Everything
The type of flowers available at the local florist shop will vary depending on the time of year. While these days, it is more possible than ever before to obtain flowers during their off-season, this can be a very expensive process. Selecting flowers based on the season is always a better choice, whenever possible. Talk to your florist about your wedding date, and which flowers are typically available during that time.
Selecting a Florist
It’s always a good idea to obtain several quotes and meet more than one florist before settling on a vendor. It is important to feel confident in the services that your flower shop is offering. Not only should they be providing creative presentation and ideas, fresh flowers, and friendly service, but they should be able to provide testimonials that ensure they will set everything up on the big day without a hitch!
The DIY Bride
Not every bride and groom has the budget, or the desire, to work with a professional florist. For many couples, coming up with centerpiece ideas and floral arrangements on their own is a great way to save some money while adding their own creative touch to the wedding. If you plan to do your own flowers, be sure that you have a solid plan, some experience, and lots of time to arrange everything!
Flowers breathe a fresh splash of color into any space, and the blooms you select for your wedding day will always hold a special place in your heart!