Besides yourselves, your flowers will be one of the most photographed features of your wedding, so it is very important that you pick the centre pieces and bouquets that match your overall theme.
A good florist will know the latest trends and will be able to suggest ideas that complement the theme and feel you’re aiming for on your day. Be realistic in your budget and have an open mind about flower combinations – not all varieties are available all year round.
Search suppliers who are local to the area and who know your venue well; there is likely to be a recommended suppliers list at your venue, this is usually the best place to start looking.
Make sure you visit them and get to know them a little – you need to trust your suppliers and know that they’re on the same wavelength as you and understand your visions for your day.
Two categories to consider:
Generally you will need to consider:
- How significant flowers are in the context of your day
- How much dressing does your venue need?
- Does your colour scheme dictate various blooms?
- Seasonality of particular blooms – consider the cost ramifications of this.
- Candles and other ‘sparkle’
Types of floral displays:
- Table centres
- Pedestal arrangements
- Button-holes and corsages
- Hand-tied Pomander
The décor of your day usually depends on the type of venue you have chosen, and often, less is more. It is a great way of personalising your day and is often a talking point for your guests.
If you’re hiring an external company, it is best to meet face-to-face with stylists to get a good idea of the things they can achieve. Get as much inspiration as you can by visiting wedding shows and searching Pinterest.