Wedding Flowers

An individual may have worked with prom shops in birmingham or a florist to order a boutonniere for a mother's day bouquet or a prom date. However, picking flowers for a wedding calls for a special attention. This is because they are going to appear in virtually all the formal photographs and will be the pretty factor for the reception. At a minimum, the couple will probably be planning to order a bridal bouquet. This consists of boutonnieres for the groom, fathers and groomsmen bouquets for the attendants flowers for the ceremony site, corsages for the mothers, as well as centrepieces for the reception tables. The first step however is to look for a florist who will do the job right.

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Begin Interviewing Pros


It is advisable for couples to meet with at least three florists in order to compare prices, styles and personalities. Talented and reliable florists will most likely be recommended by the manager working on the reception site. One can also get referrals from recently married family members and friends, particularly if the couple was present at their wedding and saw firsthand the florist's handiwork.


Adequate Preparations


In order for a florist to present the couple with his or her ideas, the budget, style and numbers will need to be known. A majority of brides and grooms allocate about 3 of the total wedding budget to decor and flowers. However, if the couple does not have much to spend then they need not to worry. Most florists are willing to work within budget parameters and suggest smart ways of saving, such as use of full-bloom flowers to reduce the number of stems needed.


To determine quantities and eventually the total price, the floral designer will need to know the number of people needing flowers. About style, the couple must have a general idea of their preferred, whether simple, lavish, romantic or mod.


What to Show the Florist


When the couple attends appointments, they should be ready to show florists several things. They include their idea file, with visual aids being rather essential. The other is a fabric swatch for the bridesmaids dress. This vital item will assist the florist suggest flowers. A picture of the wedding dress is also needed. With it, the floral designer can offer suggestions on the complementary bouquet styles in terms of grandeur, colour and size. Finally, the couple should show a brochure or photographs of the reception of ceremony sites. The wallpaper, layout, ceiling height, colours of carpet, room and windows can significantly affect


Look, Listen and Ask


After completing the above steps, what follows is narrowing down of the couple's selection. When the floral designer starts to get a sense of their vision, he or she will set out to make an impression with their suggestions and ideas. It's vital for one of the couple to take notes while the other listens carefully during every meeting. Florists usually point out examples in their portfolio and can also make a few quick sketches. If they don't, the couple should ask to see the sketch.