Flowers are a beautiful addition to your wedding. They set the tone of the event and help to create the mood, atmosphere or carry on a theme. If you’ve ever seen a banquet hall set up with tables and tablecloths prior to the flowers being placed on the table, flowers bring life to the room.
Here are some important things to consider before meeting with your florist:
Your budget will determine how many arrangements and the types of flowers. Certain flowers are more expensive than others such as orchids, roses, calla lilies compared to daisies, carnations or alstroemeria. Also keep in mind that some flowers are seasonal. If you want flowers that are out of season, they are typically higher in price and not as large as if they were in season. Also keep in mind that some times of the year (Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day), the flower prices from the growers tend to be very expensive.
Do your research if you don’t have a style or color scheme in mind. From modern to gardenstyle; from monochromatic to using many colors, the internet especially pinterest and book stores are full of ideas to gain inspiration from. Take pictures as these will help the florist to see what style(s) you are drawn to.
Is there a theme to your wedding you’d like to carry over to the flowers? The florist will be able to bring aspects of this into the floral arrangements.
Schedule your appointment with the florist 8-12 months out.
Book early to lock in the florist you want and to review all the ideas and be sure there’s plenty of time to get the flowers you want.
Have fun with it.
It’s a special time in your life that should be treasured.