So you don’t know the difference between lilacs and lilies, or can’t make up your mind between white or pink roses? Don’t fret – that’s why you hired a floral professional. From price points to image-sharing websites, we break down what you need to know when preparing for your first florist meeting and the questions you should ask leading up to your big day in order for your floral designer to produce the right arrangements for you. First Meeting PrepOrganize your image-sharing website albums. Pin as many pictures that will help you depict the overall “feeling” you are trying to convey at the ceremony and reception. Make notes under each photo about the colors, textures, patterns, and elements you like, and, as equally important, what you don’t like. For example, “I don’t like roses, but I love the ‘mood’ of this room and the height and size of the arrangements.” ... Read More »
Lilac, hydrangeas, and orchids, oh my! There is no better time for flowers than springtime: Virtually every type is available in every color imaginable, making the possibilities endless. Any florist will tell you this is their favorite time of year because of the abundance of variety and hues, which is great for designers and a dream come true for brides. The assortment of shades is incredible, from lavenders to purples, sherbets to rich jewel tones, plus greens, pinks, and every color in between! Whether you seek color or variety, now is the time to dream big. Read on for great ideas for incorporating spring’s abundant offerings into your special day. Get Color Happy Every bride has a vision all her own, and often it’s one she’s been dreaming of her entire life. A florist enlists the help of nature to realize that vision. This time of year, florists can create ... Read More »
Destination weddings are an exciting and romantic way to turn that special day into a wonderfully elongated experience for the bride, the groom, and their guests. The process of planning a destination wedding is both fun and challenging at the same time. Fortunately, when choosing a destination wedding, an event theme is usually decided for you, leaving you to enjoy the process of planning just how your flowers will carry out that idea. There are two ways to approach floral décor for a destination wedding: hiring a florist who is local to the destination; or working with one close to home who has experience with destination weddings and the travel that is required. Below are some helpful tips on planning destination wedding flowers, including maximizing your budget and selecting the perfect floral expert to bring your dream to life. Hiring a Florist Local to Your Destination When choosing a local ... Read More »
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