Bride-To-Be’s, Here are Some Crucial Tips When Talking to Your Florist
There are so many details that go into planning a wedding, and one of the most crucial ones is your floral arrangement. With so many flowers and styles to choose from, however, picking out one can be quite daunting. However, there are a few important tips that will help make the decision easier:
According to The Knot, you have to be prepared to allot about 10% of your total budget for flowers and décor. This should cover all your flower-related needs, from your bouquet to the flower arrangements in the church and reception area. Of course, be upfront about how much your budget is when talking to the florist. By being specific with the figure, your florist will have a better idea of which flowers will suit your budget.
Have Some Pegs
If you’re like most brides, you’ve already combed through volumes of magazines and filled your Pinterest boards to brimming with inspirations for your wedding. Don’t keep them to yourself! When you meet with a florist, take any and all pegs you’ve collected and show them. Doing so will help florists get a better sense of your personal style and will help them come up with better suggestions for floral arrangements.
Take Note of the Venue
One of the biggest considerations when choosing flowers is the location of your wedding. Ideally, the flowers you choose should harmonize with the venue. For instance, if you’re holding a garden wedding, it’s best to keep flowers to a minimum—there’s already plenty of greenery in the venue, so there’s no need to go overboard with the flowers. If your venue’s theme is modern chic, perhaps orchids might be a good fit.
Make It Complement Your Gown
While not strictly a requirement, matching your floral arrangements to the style of your gown will lend your wedding a more coherent feel. Minimalist gowns, for example, may be used as an inspiration for single-flower bouquets. Meanwhile, a full-fledge ball gown might work best with rounded bouquets which exude a romantic feel. As much as possible, bring a sketch of your wedding gown when speaking to your florist so they can recommend complementary blooms and arrangements.
Indeed, flowers are one of the most memorable aspects of a wedding, so take your time when thinking about the style and arrangement you wish to have. Of course, it also helps to consult with a respected florist who can create memorable, one-of-a-kind arrangements for this most special day.
Our Top Wedding Flower Tips, TheKnot.com
A Florist’s Guide to Wedding Flowers, RealSimple.com