Wedding Flower Basics
Imperative Parts of the Planning Process
By Jessie Reid
Want wowing floral decor? Here are a few (sometimes less obvious) must-know rules:
Inspire your pros.
Your designers want to crawl inside your head. When you attend meetings, bring your Pinterest boards, fabric swatches, and any images you love. Even if these items have nothing to do with weddings, they help paint a picture of what you love and ultimately the vision you have.
Spoil your guests.
At the reception, you want your guests to be treated with the beauty of flowers. Have as many flowers in front of them as possible. Think of the arrangement as a thank-you! Discuss with your florist what you are able to take from the wedding. Some vases and decor are rentals. Gift your guests of honors with the floral pieces that are yours!
Think outside the box. In contrast to the conservative bouquets of the previous decades, there is a trend to the organic feel of field flowers. Meadow-style centerpieces and loose, relaxed bouquets are making a come-back in a big way. You never know what is next...push the boundaries and make this personal to you and your style!
Any venue can be transformed.
We’ve see this over and over again in the form of elegant barn weddings. Your grandparents probably lived their entire lives without putting those two words in the same sentence. And just think: space transformation isn’t just for barns! Take your florist with you to that unusual venue, and collaborate on your vision and their abilities.
Love your florist, not just your flowers.
So much of the process of design comes down to trust. In the end, your florist and designer will be the main influencers of how the look of your wedding comes together. There are a lot of elements of the complete design that require imagination, and go outside the boundaries of a drawing board. Having confidence in your florist’s style is important. The florist needs to understand the journey the couple’s on. Flip through our certified LGBT vendors to find your wedding florist!
"You need to make sure you hire professionals with good reputations. But it's especially important that you like two vendors on your wedding day team - really like them. You should want to be friends with your planner and your photographer. You should look forward to your meetings with them. Clicking with these two people is super important because they are literally in your space on the wedding day. They can absolutely make a difference in how much you enjoy your big day." - Christy Matthews