Three Things to Decide Before Visiting a Wedding Florist
For any bride-to-be, deciding on her wedding flowers can be exciting but also a big challenge. There are hundreds of flowers to choose from making it feel overwhelming, which is why many brides consult a florist. A florist can help you by advising you when choosing your floral arrangements. But before you book an appointment with your florist, there are three things you must do.
1. Decide on Your Dress
Having your dress already picked out is a great starting point in selecting your flowers. The style, fabric, and colour of your dress will influence your flower choice. You want both the dress and flowers to complement one another, not clash with each other. Whatever style your dress is, a bouquet should never take away from your wedding dress. The shape and style of your dress must be well balanced.
2. Pick your colour Scheme
You should also come up with your colour scheme for two reasons: integration and availability. The colour of your theme can dictate what flowers would integrate well with your wedding colours.
Deciding this will also narrow down what flowers of a particular colour is available. Some flowers are only available during certain seasons. Perhaps you’re having a summer wedding and would like to include pink camellias in your bouquet. However, these flowers are in season during the winter. Although they may be available, they can be quite expensive out of season.
3. Make a Budget
Before you start interviewing, you must plan out your budget so the florist can show you what your options are. The budget should cover the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquet, the boutonnieres, along with the arrangements. The cost can quickly add up.
How much you spend can depend on a few things: flower availability, the complexity of your arrangements, and where will the flowers be shipped from.
The type and style of your floral arrangement can greatly affect the price. A posy bouquet will be significantly cheaper than a cascading bouquet as there is often more work involved with the latter. Although you may want to include your favorite flower , it could also be the most expensive and difficult type of flower to get in the season of your wedding.