Ever been to weddings? You must have. Ever fallen in love with the decorations? That is quite certain. Ever loved the flowers and their arrangements, and you wished it was your wedding day? Maybe not that far.
Weddings are glamorous events and for what it is worth, beautifying the venue or reception is as important as anything. In fact, couples spend a lot of money on the venue, food and drinks, entertainment, photography, and of course, decorations.
The beauty of wedding flowers is in the feel they add to the venue. They totally change the atmosphere. Imagine a wedding venue with no decorations and flowers. Yuck! So, it does not matter whether you are planning a really big wedding ceremony or a back-of-the-house event. Wedding flowers are ever-befitting.
You should have a few things ready, like your dress, the venue, reception and theme of the wedding because your eventual choice of wedding flowers and bouquets will depend on those. For instance, you want to choose wild wedding flowers that match the colour of the hall, or the colour of the bridesmaids.
The quest however, is to choose the appropriate wedding florist. It is one job you should take your time to do and do well. In starting out, you should ask married friends and relatives. Not exactly to refer a wedding florist, but for their expertise and experience.
Know Your Style
You should know the flower style you like. Wild flowers are the rave in weddings these days because the design and feel is less rigid and absolutely beautiful. You could also go for a natural, bold or modern look. It all depends on what you want. If you don’t know what you want, professional advice, go wild.
Know Your Arrangement and Flower Needs
Know the flower arrangements you will most likely want. Do you want flowers in every corner, on every table? Or do you want something so captivating, yet subtle? Do you want your man, and his men, to have boutonnières on them? These are discussions you will eventually have with your florist, but having a good idea of what you want will make things easier.
Begin Your Hunt
Then you delve into your research for a wedding florist. There are tons of different kinds of florist, so, being specific helps. Hiring a local or in-country wild wedding flowers designer like www.briarroseflowers.co.uk/ is also good advice, although if you are impressed by the florist’s work, distance is irrelevant.
Looking at the florist’s portfolio too, you should decide fairly quickly if you like their work. A lot about wedding flower designs have to do with creativity. If all you see in a portfolio are just different colours and patterns of flowers, or incoherent arrangements, you should look elsewhere.
It is alright to have your own idea and vision of how you want the flower designs on that day to be. It is your florist’s jobs to bring those thoughts to life. Again, it all depends on your choice of style.
Interview and Decide Quickly
Pick an interview or tour date too, and prepare lots of questions so you know exactly what you are purchasing. Choosing your wedding florist should be done months, if possible, 6 to 7 months before the wedding date. Many florists have months ahead booked already.
Of course, the budget. How can I forget that? It is the first thing you prepare but the last factor in choosing your wedding florist. You should have a pretty reasonable budget range set aside for your flowers, depending on the prices you come across during your search. It all depends on what your florist has to offer and what you have budgeted.
But you should be ready and willing to scale up to accommodate a few dollars if needs be. You don’t want your wedding day to be just a thing of the past now, do you? And one way to prevent that, is to have wild wedding flowers at your wedding.