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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tips For Meeting With Your Wedding Florist

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Tips For Meeting With Your Florist

After you have selected your florist for your wedding day, it is important to communicate important details during your meetings. This ensures your wedding day flowers translate how you envisioned them to be. Your florist will work with you to finding the best florals for your wedding day along with the logistics. Don't forget to download our free Floral Cheat sheet below! For now, here are our top 3 tips to keep in mind when meeting with your florist:

1. Budget

Considering your budget for florals is important when selecting which flowers you would like to feature on your wedding day. If you have a specific idea in mind for your personal bouquet for example but prefer a simplistic centerpiece, make sure to speak to your florist about what will work best according to your budget. Your florist knows which flowers are in season and where there is flexibility in creating your wedding day florals. 


2. Examples

For specific ideas regarding your wedding day flowers, providing photo examples will help your florist when they create the florals for each element of your wedding. Keep in mind, your florist is a professional and will let you know if any details need to be edited according to availability and functionality. 


3. Set-Up & Delivery

Speaking with your Florist about your preference and their availability is important for the day of your wedding. If your florals are minimal, you may prefer to opt-out of set up and delivery. Your day of wedding coordinator will most likely help pin on any boutonnieres and corsages along with handing out bouquets. If you have elaborate, highly detailed florals, it is highly recommended to make sure you choose to set up and delivery within your floral package. 

4. Floral Checklist and Cheat Sheet

When consulting with your florist for wedding day flowers, the options can be overwhelming. Whether you choose real or silk flowers, a basic list of what you really need for your wedding day makes decision making exceedingly easier. Narrowing down to the basics is also a cost-effective approach. Wedding day flowers add the finishing touches for your special day. Choosing your wedding day flowers can be enjoyable with this simple guide!

Bouquets: For the Bride, Bridesmaids, and the Toss Bouquet

  • The Bride’s bouquet can be the most customized, specifically for them.

  • Bridesmaids bouquets can also be utilized as centerpiece décor during the reception. 

  • The Toss bouquet is used for the bouquet toss during the reception.

Boutonnieres: For the Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, and Grandfathers

  • The Groom can also have a customized, unique boutonniere just as the bride’s bouquet.

  • The boutonniere is pinned on traditionally the left lapel of the suit or tux jacket. 

Corsages: For the Flower Girl Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, and Grandmothers

  • Corsages are placed on the right wrist or pinned on the right side of the chest traditionally.

Flower Petals: For the Flower Girl 

Ceremony and Reception Flowers: For Chair Décor, a Wedding Arch, Doorways, Centerpieces, Cake and Cake Table, Guest Book and Gift Table, Memory Table, and the Bar

  • Depending on your design for your wedding, a simple or elaborate approach for ceremony and reception flowers creates the perfect look just for you!

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