Getting Your Wedding Flowers
A few handy tips for brides to consider when arranging their wedding flowers. Feel free to share any of your tips in the comments.
Select your flowers from a florist who you have confidence and trust in.
There are many different styles of bride's bouquet, whether a simple tied posy or an elaborate teardrop bouquet. Try to choose a style which will complement your wedding dress.
Choose the colours carefully to match or provide a striking contrast to you and your bridesmaid's dresses.
If selecting flowers such as orchids which have a high pollen count, ask your florist to remove any pollen carrying dust to prevent both staining and hayfever.
If you are having flower-girls, a basket of flowers may be more practical and robust for young children.
Insist that your flowers are prepared on the day of your wedding to ensure they are at their best.
If you are travelling to a wedding destination source the flowers from a florist your venue recommends. Or if you are taking them with you arrange for cold storage to preserve the flowers as long as possible. A beer cellar is often the perfect place to store your flowers.
Consult with your venue as to whether extra flowers are required / permitted.
If you are having centre-pieces for the wedding breakfast tables get table sizes from your venue. You do not want to end up with a centre-piece that leaves no room on the tables for anything else.
Do not discount silk flowers as they are a cheaper and longer lasting alternative.
Expect to pay premium prices for flowers that are out of season, such as daffodils in December.