Getting the right flowers for your wedding can sometimes feel like a huge task. There are so many flowers out there and almost just as many different style choices as there are flowers to choose from. So how do you know where to start and what you should be looking for? We have created a guide to help you through the process!
1. Set a budget
The first thing you should really do before anything else is know how much you plan on spending on your floral. This budget should be realistic. Almost every other decision you make about your floral arrangements will come back to your budget. These other decisions include the type of vase, the type of flowers, the number of arrangements and much more.
2. Find a florist that you trust and love
Finding the right florist is so important! Each florist has a different style and way of doing things so you want to make sure you find one that’s your style. Try looking at some of their previous work on social media and photos on their website. Some florists are also more expensive so you will need to find one that works with you budget. Once you find a florist that you want to work with they can help guide you through the next steps.
3. Know what flowers are in season
Your florist will be able to help guide you further in this area. This also goes back to having a budget. Some flowers are out of season but you can still get them if you are willing to pay a lot for them. Most people though will want to stick to what’s in season since these will be cheaper and easier for your florist to find.
4. Get a mix of textures and colors
Have your color scheme ready before you go to pick out your flowers. You will of course want to get some of the focal flowers in your scheme. However, some of the best flower arrangements have a variety of textures and colors. One thing to keep in mind is that in the floral world greenery is considered a neutral. Add some greens to mix it up and add some texture.
5. Don’t expect everything you see on Pinterest
One piece of advice florists have to often tell clients is that those bouquets and other arrangements you see on pinterest are fake flowers. Flowers come in different colors but there are some flowers that just don’t come in that color. Of course feel free to bring in those pictures to give the florist a better idea of what you typically like and want but don’t expect yours to look exactly like what’s in the pictures.
Most importantly, have fun! Choose something you love and make it unique!