Flowers and Romance Go Together
When you utilize the special meanings of flowers, you can add symbolism to your ceremony and fun to your reception. The color of your flowers can add sweetness or drama.
Choosing Your Florist
When you are choosing your florist, look for one who specializes in weddings or who has done a large number of them. Florists have portfolios of bouquets, arrangements, and full weddings that they have done in the past. Ask to view them. Also ask if they have provided flowers for ceremony and reception sites you have chosen. This will take a lot of guesswork out of just how many arrangements you need to fill the space.
Keeping Within the Budget
If your budget is tight, work with your florist to come up with some creative, yet inexpensive ideas. Consider only flowers in season or readily available. Talk with the wedding coordinator at your ceremony site and see if other weddings will be held the same day. Contact the other party and see if you can share the flower expenses for some of the arrangements.
Ask For References
When you have an idea as to how many and what kind of flower arrangements you will need, have your prospective florists give you a cost estimate for your list. Also ask for a few references of recent weddings they have done. Then ask the bride and groom about their overall experience with the florist. All of this will help you narrow it down and make a final decision.
Setting the Tone
Usually, the bridal bouquet is the first arrangement chosen; all of the other arrangements will be complimentary to it. The bridal bouquet will set the tone. Decide the color and shape; consider how it will look against your gown. The bride’s bouquet deserves careful consideration, as it will be seen touched, and smelled more than any of your other arrangements.