A wedding florist can be a great friend and a wonderful support during your wedding planning process. There are many decisions that need to be made throughout the year about wedding flowers. This article will help you choose the right florist, based on the type of wedding you are planning and budget. There is no point in looking to the skies for fresh flowers when you could be in your local florists for half the price!
Most brides, when shopping for wedding flowers, choose fresh flower arrangements rather than table arrangements. The majority of us, myself included, like fresh flowers, however, have very little knowledge of types and colours, or how far in the season they are available. Given the initial cost for wedding flowers, you should always consider choosing your wedding flowers from an expert.
Choosing a floral bouquet for your wedding will depend on the style of your wedding, colour scheme and budget. Most brides choose a traditional floral bouquet consisting of a mixture of different flowers, roses, calla lilies, hydrangeas and orchids. Table arrangements consisting of a mix of these flowers are also common, though less common. For instance, a bride may choose to use a mix of calla lily, peonies, gerbera daisies and mums for her wedding florist to create a ‘wild flower’ bouquet. Other brides may go for a completely different floral arrangement, such as a wild daisy/berry bouquet, which has been known to be especially effective in enhancing wedding themes.
There are so many varieties of flowers that the options available to you are endless. If you are going for an ethnic theme, such as Japanese Zen gardens, then finding bouquets which feature calla lily, mitsamuke (inkweed), hibiscus, white-throated spirea, tansy and other Asian-inspired flowers is a good starting point. Alternatively, if you want something more modern and contemporary, fresh arrangements in your chosen colour schemes can be arranged by the wedding florist without any pre-arrangements.
You will also need to make sure that your flowers are supplied well before your wedding date. It is not uncommon for floral shops to offer last minute deals. This means that arrangements may be delivered several days or even weeks before your wedding date. In order to ensure that you get your special day underway without any hiccups, it is advisable that you confirm your flower delivery weeks in advance.
Finally, don’t forget to ask your wedding florist for advice on wedding bouquets and decorations. It’s important to choose flowers that compliment each other and coordinate with the wedding colours. Florists are experienced in making floral arrangements that look striking in a variety of places, on a number of tables and in different settings. Ask your florist for advice on how to arrange your bridal flowers to enhance the overall effect of the overall design.
A good florist will also have some recommendations for you on wedding florist gifts. These can include silk flowers, arrangements, candles, soaps and accessories, vases and other items. Don’t rule out the idea of hiring your wedding florist for other services, such as flower delivery. It’s likely that your florist will be able to recommend someone who can provide these other services for a reasonable fee.
Overall, finding the best wedding flowers and floral arrangements is easy when you put in the effort to research and consider your options. Your wedding planning will also help you make a more informed choice on your wedding flowers and floral arrangements. Take your time to find a wedding florist you like and trust. Then be sure to ask lots of questions so that you get a thorough answer to any questions you may have.