If you’ve made the decision to tie the knot, then you’ve no doubt already started browsing Pinterest for inspiration for your wedding flowers. There are so many different ideas out there, so it can sometimes be tricky to actually make decisions and move forward with your plans.
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, that’s completely understandable. Today, we’re going to help you to get organised by sharing what you really need to know about getting the perfect bridal bouquets…
Be prepared and place your order ASAP
These days, most flowers are readily available throughout the year. Some will need to be imported though from various locations around the world, so it’s critically important that you find a florist as soon as you can. The best professionals are often booked up many months in advance, so getting a booking in the diary will give you peace of mind and ensure that there are no last minute panics.
Choose seasonal flowers
Seasonal flowers tend to be more beautiful, and more budget friendly. Peonies are a popular choice with brides, and they’re in season from May to July, making them a great choice for an early summer wedding. Speak to your florist about which blooms will be in season when you marry, and let them talk you through all your options.
Make sure that you know exactly what will happen on the big day
Will you be getting a flower delivery to your chosen venue on the morning of your wedding? Or will you collect your blooms yourself from the florist? This is a consideration that you’ll need to make to ensure that you’re organised and that you know exactly what is happening on the day.
Trust your florist and their expertise
Just because you’ve seen an impressive flower arrangement on the internet, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll work for your wedding. When you meet your florist to discuss your options, do try to keep an open mind and really listen to their ideas and thoughts. At the end of the day, they know best and will be able to advise on what’s possible based on your style and your budget.
If you’re on a budget, be prepared to get creative
Flowers can be expensive, so you might not always be able to afford what you initially had in mind. This doesn’t mean though that you can’t create an impact. If you have several bridesmaids, for example, you may not be able to have a big bouquet for each of them. Instead, you might decide to give them a wrist corsage, or a single flower for when they walk down the aisle. Again, this is something that your florist will be able to advise on.
Don’t be tempted to do it yourself!
Floristry is a real skill, and it makes sense to pay a professional to do it for you. There may be aspects of your wedding that you can DIY, but your flowers really shouldn’t be one of them! It will lead to way more stress and hassle than you need, and could even prove to be more expensive than working with a florist.
Consider what you’ll do with your flowers after your wedding
Will you send the flowers home with your guests? Will you give them to the staff at your venue to say thank you? Will you donate them to a local nursing home? Alternatively, you might want to have them dried or pressed so you can continue to enjoy them for years to come. Give these ideas some thought and work out what’s best for you.
Choosing the right wedding flowers can seem a little stressful, but if you follow the advice here then you’re in a great position for getting exactly what you want.
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