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!
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.
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
Boutonnieres: For the Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, and Grandfathers
Corsages: For the Flower Girl, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, and Grandmothers
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
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