Choosing your Flowers
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How do you see your wedding day looking?
Considering this and clearly establishing your personal style and look will help you choose everything from venue, dress and then your flowers…whatever your budget is! Knowing your style and look will help you focus on your loves rather than your love-nots. Inspiration can come from wedding blogs, magazines and of course your own friend’s weddings. Keep a record of what you love, to build up a picture of how your wedding day will look when you start visiting to suppliers.
How will I help you create your wedding flowers?
When I meet brides, they have the venue and their usually their wedding gown chosen. In choosing wedding flowers considering the time of year, the colour palette that best compliments the bridal party clothes, your height, shape, and the style of dress is a big part of choosing what style of bouquet to go for. Naturally you will have spent a lot of time thinking about and choosing your wedding gown. Perhaps knowing what suits you is easier, complimenting your dress with flowers; your wedding bouquet, is what I can help you with. I will offer suggestions on what flowers may best suit you and the wedding style you have described to me. Perhaps you won’t have heard of the flowers or combinations that I suggest or considered using them. Magazines and Pinterest do show pictures of Peonies for a winter wedding, it’s possible, but would be risky and very expensive! Choosing flowers for your wedding is collaborative and my aim is that you will be delighted with your chosen flowers.
Where will your wedding take place?
Will you be having your ceremony at the reception venue or at a religious site away from the reception venue? In terms of flowers this can make a difference. I aim to use flowers as economically as possible, for example taking church flowers to the venue if I can. However if this is far away from the reception venue this may not always to possible. Your venue can also affect what flowers you might have. A wedding at home and you can do what you like - however flowers at a public venue may need to be removed straight after the wedding reception ends or the next day, and there might be restrictions on what one can do within the rooms.
What is your budget?
Knowing your budget for flowers will really help achieve a happy outcome.Thinking about your budget honestly will help me explore ideas that really do fit your budget. Everyone wants wow and sometimes wow does come with a price tag beyond the average budget. Flowers are expensive to buy, however in skillful hands that wow factor can be achieved if expectations are managed from the start. Less really can be more! Beautiful flowers do take time to consider and create and that is part of knowing your budget. It is the more complicated floral installations requiring a lot of time to create that do cost more. However, don’t let it put you off desiring a chandelier of flowers having come to a freelance florist, without shop over heads , it means you will definitely get more flowers and time for your money!