Navigating the world of wedding vendors can be very tricky and expensive!
Do you have a budget you are trying to stick to?
Are you unsure of how to start?
Do you want to get the most value from your wedding flowers?
Read on! I have put together a small selection of hints from my experienced florist brain. Feel free to send me more questions you would like answered!
How to approach wedding flowers:
Focus on seasons!
Many of the most beautiful and impressive flowers in the design world are seasonal and may only be blooming for a couple months.
One of the best ways to navigate flower selection can be season-based.
Ask your florist what is coming into season the month you are getting married.
Don’t forget to ask if something you have your heart set on might be out of season! Out-of-season flowers can be one of the biggest causes for wedding floral sticker shock. Often out-of-season flowers can be smaller and less impressive, not to mention much more expensive, than they would be if they were in season.
Forget what you knew about Carnations in middle school
Carnations are the unsung hero of the flower world! They are gorgeous, have a giant petal count, smell amazing, come in hundreds of colors, and more!
Many people associate carnations with middle school dances. However this incredible flower is capable of so much more!
Consider this traditional staple in new ways to fill out your wedding flowers and make them even more beautiful.
Consider picking Designer’s Choice
“Designer’s Choice” is an amazing way to pick your wedding flowers!
When you place your trust in the designer to pick the floral ingredients that match your dream design, you give us the most flexibility.
Designer’s Choice is an option that allows the florist to pick what flowers and other products to include in the designs.
This is a great option because: we can choose things that may have come in looking amazing that we didn’t see before, we can make adjustments in case anything comes in at less-than-amazing quality, we can add fun seasonal touches, and we can introduce you to amazing flowers you may never have seen before.
Ask your Florist
Every flower designer and shop does things a little differently.
When talking to a florist about your wedding flowers, don’t be afraid to ask about how to get the most bang for your buck!
They may have connections with local growers or other suppliers that allow them to provide flowers that you may not have expected!