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Wedding Flowers: Mistakes to avoid

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Wedding flower are a very important part of a wedding. The flower convey a lot about the feelings of the bride. The success of the wedding party and the over all look of the bride as well as the wedding venue depends a great deal on the wedding flower that she chooses to use in her bouquet. People tend to take this aspect of the wedding casually and end up spoiling the whole show. They tend to make various careless mistakes that spoil the wedding. This article highlights some of these mistakes.

The first and the silliest mistake that people tend to do is hesitating in communicating with the florist. There should be free flow of communication between you and your florist. Do not hesitate in doing so. He is the one who will convert your idea of wedding flower into reality. Communicate your ideas and requirements freely to the florist. Listen to what they say properly. They are florists and have a better understanding and knowledge of flowers than you. Therefore avoid hesitating in communicating with them.

You should have a clear image of the wedding venue along with the marriage flowers. You should know how exactly you want the venue to look along with the decoration flowers. One other mistake you are likely to make in this regard is imagining the wedding venue without guests. Picture the wedding venue with the guests and flowers in it. Communicate the desired look to the florist.The decoration flowers in the bouquet should go according to the physical dimensions of the bride and bridesmaids. This ensures good appearance and balance photography.

Another common mistake that people do is having a specific set of creative demands for the marriage flowers. They do not allow the florist to make any amendments. This should not be done. The florists are very experienced in this field. They know all that can better your idea of wedding flowers. You need to trust them with their skills.The wedding flowers should be a mix of a variety of flowers. It should not be just one species of flower decorated everywhere. The flowers should be beautiful and varied.

The flowers should go according to the venue of the wedding. The wedding flower should reflect the tempo and mood of the wedding party. The weddings flower should not give a dull look in a peppy party and vice versa.One thing that should be kept in mind while deciding the flowers is the texture and quality of the flowers. The flowers chosen should be long lasting and of good texture.

The marriage flower in the bouquet of the bride should go according to the dress of the bride. They should reflect the mood and personality of the bride.Make sure you clear things regarding the delivery and services well in advance with the supplier. Do not take risk with the quality of the flowers.The flower should be kept with great care. Water should be sprinkle don them regularly so that they do not wilt and droop early. This would however just extend the period within which they get drooped.

Planning for Wedding Flowers

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Wedding flowers are one of the most important elements of your special day. They set the tone, define the color palette, and express your personal style. But before you make any decisions, there are a few points you’ll want to consider.
Choosing a Wedding Florist
Many brides are unfamiliar with the art of floral arrangement before becoming engaged, and even the basics can quickly become overwhelming. That’s where your wedding florist comes in. Your vision for your dream wedding is a florist’s starting point. Taking cues from your gown, venue, bridesmaids’ attire, and more, he or she will help you find the flowers to create just the right ambience. Whether it’s the rich, deep hue of a red dahlia, or the sweet innocence of pastel peonies, your florist can find the perfect match for your wedding. Best of all, with years of experience behind them, a professional wedding florist can suggest unusual colors or varieties of flowers you might not have even known existed!
Consider Your Budget
This one is a no-brainer. Figure that eight percent of the total wedding cost will go to flowers — from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception decor. At the start of your first meeting, ask straight out: What great things can you do with $… ?(Don’t get sucked into $5,000 worth of flowers and then let your florist know that your bottom line is $2,000.) And remember: There’s a lot of stuff to consider, so don’t be surprised if you end up spending more.
Establish a Vision
Have a general idea about your taste. Are you a true minimalist? Or are you looking to do an uber-romantic Gatsby-style wedding? Create a file of magazine tear-outs — and not just bridal pics. Lifestyle shots, colors, and fashion photos will all help give your florist a clear idea of your loves and love-nots. And don’t forget shots from friends’ weddings. Maybe you flipped over the centerpieces, but hated the bouquets. Now’s the time to bring it up (to your florist, of course, and not your friend).
Consider Your Reception Site Specifics
This is a biggie. Think of your reception site as a blank canvas on which the florist will create her masterpiece. Is there bright red wallpaper that she needs to consider? Is it a botanical garden that won’t need much floral accent? Or are you starting with a clean, empty loft that will need lots of work? Bring along some sort of photo (a press kit or pamphlet) in case she’s never worked a wedding there before, and ask her to visit the site to get an idea of its size and style.
Create a Wedding Color Concept
Don’t even think about visiting a florist without knowing what your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and moms are wearing. There’s literally no point — you can’t pick any flowers if you don’t know what colors will work. On the flip side, you won’t know what colors your flowers come in without knowing which flowers you want. First tackle the attire, then choose your ideal color palette and make a list of your favorite flowers, and then see if your florist can accomplish both.
Consider Your Wedding Dress
At this point, you should have already picked out your gown, seeing as that will dictate what kind of bouquet you should carry. While you might not think so, florists base many decisions on the bride’s gown — how ornate it is, whether it’s white or cream, if it’s classic or contemporary, and so on. Most florists think of the wedding dress as the centerpiece of the day, so this will give her a good idea of where you’re going with the wedding style.
Consider Your Wedding Style
Your style is different than your vision. Are you looking to carry a very dramatic, long bunch of flowers or a tight posy of blooms instead? Do the same thinking about the other people in the wedding party: Should Mom wear a corsage or carry a nosegay? Should the bridesmaids carry a single stem or a tussy mussy? Style will also affect price accordingly, as well as the choice of flowers that will or won’t work in the type of bouquet you’re eyeing.
Size Up Your Crowd
Don’t listen to your groom — size does matter! How many people are you planning on having to the wedding celebration? That number will determine how many tables and, consequently, how many centerpieces you’ll require. How many attendants will you have to outfit with flowers: groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girls? This will dramatically impact the price. On the other hand, if you are requiring fewer than average centerpieces, you may be able to get those orchids flown in from China that you swore you couldn’t live without.
Get Everything in Writing
All the work you will do to get this far will mean nothing if you don’t have it all in writing. So make certain that your florist drafts a contract, specifically stating the flowers you’re going to have, how many bouquets you’ll need, price, and what time you can expect her to arrive on the day of the wedding. Don’t hesitate to include the things you absolutely don’t want, as well. That way, you’ll have recourse if your florist doesn’t come through for you.