When it comes to weddings, flowers should be one of my favorite aspects. I love flowers, so I am always curious to see what couples have chosen with flower arrangements and bouquets when I have sent my wedding weddings. The flowers you choose for your big day can say a lot about you, the colors you choose, the amount you use, where you put them. They can add so much to a wedding, I just like how many choices there are. While there are many things to consider when choosing your wedding flowers, I invited wedding expert James back to the blog to give us some more essential advice on what to consider when your wedding blooms.
- 1 do your research
- 2 Get recommendations
- 3 be specific
- 4 Consider your location
- 5 Set your budget
- 6 Consider season
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Planning your wedding can be an equally exciting and stressful event. There are so many details to take care of, and it can be a challenge to make the dream from your dream wedding into reality. Brides may often try to bring out flowers for all different aspects of their weddings.
Every bride wants to be surrounded by beautiful flowers on her wedding day. Gorgeous flowers need to be arranged to decorate your ceremony, to be carried, and to add style to your reception. So where do you start?
Dealing with an iconic florist like Juniperflowers.com can help keep a bride on track by sorting out all the details. Let’s have a look at some fabulous flower tips, that allow you to see the day of your wedding that you have always dreamed of.
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do your research
Before you make your first meeting with your florist, you should have a clear picture of what kind of flowers you want to arrange for your wedding. It is not enough to take out only one color, or the main flower. You should be clear about the specific flowers, color palette and size of your wedding budget.
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Talk to your family and friends about who they recommend as a florist. The best way to get honest reviews and experience is to talk to former floral customers before signing the contract. Make a list of recommended flowers, check all their reviews and their Better Business Bureau list, and make consulting appointments with everyone on your list.
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Florists are acutely aware of the wedding industry, however, everyone has their specific philosophies for their wedding flowers. When you meet your florist, you have to be ready to tell them what you want. Describe the types of flowers, colors and styles you want. Collecting photos from Bridal Magazine as an example of what you are looking for can be helpful.
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Consider your location
Where you get married can affect the amount and type of flowers you have. For example, if you are getting married in an outdoor park or garden, you can keep your flowers to a minimum. On the other hand, if you are getting married in a simple hall, you want more arrangement to decorate the room and bring it to life.
The style of your venue will also affect your choice of flowers. Casual arrangements can look out of place in a formal ballroom setting, in the same way that large and exotic arrangements can look awkward in a low-key backyard ceremony.
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Set your budget
Wedding flowers can be expensive. Make sure that you allocate at least 10% of your total budget to your flowers. Include the cost of all your bouquets, ceremonies, receptions, and ornamental flowers in your budget. Be very clear with your florist about your budget to help you stay on track.
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Your heart may be on a particular flower for your wedding, but that does not mean it will be possible. Many blooms are seasonal and even if they are out of season, it can be difficult to obtain flowers. Talk to your florist about alternative options for flowers that may be out of season.
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There are lots of details for organizing your wedding. Having a clear idea of what your floral budget is, and what style you want, will help you keep the right foot coming down the aisle.