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Tips For Meeting With Your Wedding Florist

 

Choosing wedding flowers and a wedding florist is a big decision! When you meet with your wedding florist, it's critical to communicate essential details during your visit. Doing this ensures your wedding day flowers translates to how you envisioned them to be. Your wedding florist will work with you to find the best florals for your wedding day, along with planning the logistics. For even more help, download our free wedding Floral Cheat Sheet!

 

For now, here are our top 3 tips when meeting with your florist and choosing flowers for your wedding!

 

1. Budget

Sticking to your predetermined budget for wedding florals is essential! 

If you have a specific idea in mind for your bouquet, for example, but prefer a more simple centerpiece, make sure to ask your florist about what will work best according to your budget. Your florist knows which flowers are in season and where there is flexibility in creating your wedding day florals. 

 

2. Examples

For specific ideas regarding your wedding day flowers, providing photo examples will help your florist create arrangements for each element of your wedding. Keep in mind that your florist is a professional and will let you know if any details need to change according to availability and functionality. 

 

3. Set-Up & Delivery

Speaking with your florist about your preference and their availability is vital for the day of your wedding. If your florals are minimal, you may prefer to opt-out of set up and delivery. Your day of wedding coordinator will most likely help pin on any boutonnieres and corsages along with handing out bouquets. If you have elaborate, highly detailed florals, we highly recommend choosing set up and delivery within your floral package. Wedding florists are experts at arranging, floral presentation, and design. Your wedding coordinator, best friend, mother, or sister won't compare to a trained professional. 

 

4. Floral Checklist and Cheat Sheet

When consulting with your florist for wedding day flowers, the options can be overwhelming. Whether you choose real or silk flowers, having an essential list of your must-haves for your wedding day makes decision making exceedingly easier. Know what you absolutely want, what you wish you include, and what you can live without will help keep you on track. Narrowing down to the basics is also a cost-effective approach if your budget is tight. 

 

Use this list to help plan your wedding day florals!

 

Bouquets: For the Bride, Bridesmaids, and the Toss Bouquet

  • The bride's bouquet can be the most customized and designed explicitly for her to use for pictures and preserved if desired.
  • Bridesmaid's bouquets can also double as centerpiece décor during the reception. 
  • The Toss bouquet is precisely what it's called. A bouquet to toss during the reception.

Boutonnieres: For the Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, and Grandfathers

  • The Groom can also be customized to create a unique boutonniere just like the bride's bouquet.
  • The boutonniere traditionally is pinned on the left lapel of the suit or tux jacket. 

Corsages: For the Flower Girl, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, and Grandmothers

  • Corsages are placed on the right wrist or pinned on the right side of the chest traditionally.

Flower Petals: For the Flower Girl 

Ceremony and Reception Flowers: For Chair Décor, a Wedding Arch, Doorways, Centerpieces, Cake and Cake Table, Guest Book and Gift Table, Memory Table, and the Bar

  • Depending on your wedding design, a simple or elaborate approach for ceremony and reception flowers can help create the perfect look! These areas can add substantial dollars to your floral wedding costs. Keep this in mind when asking your wedding florist to include them in your quote. 

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