Ahh I’m getting married and I need wedding flowers

So spring is nearly here, a busy time for us Wedding florists…. lots of new and exciting enquiries and a time for brides and grooms to realize the festive season is over…ooops we are getting married, best sort it all out!

We thought we would provide you with a few tips and hints what to do before you see your lovely wedding florist…a few things to think about, we call it “homework!”

Think style

What kind of feel do you want from your wedding, flowers and venue styling play such a huge part in creating atmosphere… a major reason we love what we do, a blank canvas can be transformed by the heady scent and stunning colours of flowers. Do you want a vintage, romantic feel…, a funky, relaxed jam jar style do, or ultra modern or classic timeless elegance…?

Blogs are a great way to see other “real life” brides style and see what’s the latest new and exciting thing for your wedding…We love Style me pretty, Rock my wedding, Rock and Roll bride and Love my Dress

Think colours

Hopefully you should have already got your eyes on a magnificent frock and maybe some for your maids.

It helps with the initial planning of your flowers if you have an idea of what colours you want, just a starting point….a place to begin…or even an idea of tones- strong bold, pastel.

Your florist will know what bridal flowers will work best with the style of your dresses but do your research and rip out pics from magazines, from the net…Wedding Magazine has a great online gallery.

Ceremony and reception location

Look at the style of the place you have chosen…local church, grand hotel, village hall or marquee..what flowers will work with look of the place? Hopefully your florist will have experience of your venue and lots of pics of past weddings to help you see what works, you could always arrange a site visit where they can impart expert knowledge of where flowers would work for most impact.

Budget

That dreaded word ( I know I married an accountant!! he he) If you have no idea how much flowers cost it is always a good idea to get a price list from your florist before your meeting so you have some idea of what you want. Some brides prefer to be upfront about the budget so the florist can work to it, others wait for the quote and then pick and choose what is really important to them.

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