TNWS supplier Wedding Flower Company explains how to plan your wedding flowers to ensure you’re happy with the result on the day.
A good florist offers a free consultation service, before you speak to them get together a list of items you are looking for and do a bit of research into styles and colours you like. Don’t worry about exact flowers; your florist can advise you what works at that time of year and with the style you’re going for. Listen to their suggestions and stick with seasonal flowers.
If you want flowers that are out of season they will cost more than usual and may not be the best of quality.
Have a good idea of what you can afford to spend on your flowers. Even if you don’t have much of an idea of the costs involved, it is important to have a budget in mind.
Work out how many tables you will have and divide your budget by your tables; this should give you a rough idea of what you can spend per table. Remember to add more on for bridal flowers. If you want ceremony décor and other flowers for the venue this will be an additional cost.
If you have a strict budget don’t go crazy suggesting big plans for expensive flower items. Remember, you are not just paying for the flowers to magically appear, there is plenty of elbow grease that goes into creating the perfect wedding flowers. From planning every last detail and the number of stems required to conditioning, making, delivering and setting up. This service all takes time and costs money.
A good florist can work with your budget and help advise where to spend it but they can’t perform miracles. They can, however, advise on the best place to spend your money for maximum impact.
It’s not just about cost when it comes down to choosing who to work with and you get what you pay for in the end.
When choosing a florist, think about who understands your ideas and vision and who you trust to do the best job. You wouldn’t just buy the cheapest wedding dress you see…….
Also think about who you have developed a good bond with and want to have there on your big day.
Avoid doing it yourself
Making the perfect wedding flowers takes skill, expert knowledge and lots of practice. It’s not something just anyone can do. Think about whether you want to spend the days in the build up to your wedding rushing around knee deep in flowers, keeping them alive and trying to make them perfect. It is much better to be relaxing and enjoying the time you have with your friends and family. It’s also very hard to set everything up and get yourself ready to attend a wedding, trust us, we know, we have done it!
Remember, unlike the general public, florists can buy at trade prices which means you are unlikely to save money if buying flowers direct. The same applies to sourcing your own vases and equipment. The cost doesn’t save you as much as you think and usually ends up costing you more in time, energy and hassle.
Wedding Flower Company pride themselves on personal service and attention to detail. They choose only the best quality flowers and source the finest accessories.
Covering Weddings and Events across Greater London, Hertfordshire and the Home Counties.