Hints and Tips, 
where and when to start. Straight from our team…

 

It can be difficult to know where to start and when to start thinking about your wedding flowers. We always recommend it’s worth having a chat with us about 6-8 months before your wedding date. By then you should have settled on a venue, the dress, a theme and colours so now is a good time to have an informal chat with the team.

An initial meeting with myself Gemma or Natasha will give you a starting point, ideas to think about and a good start deciding on your spending for your wedding flowers. We always say to our brides and Grooms you can change your mind and discuss as many options as often as you need to up until a week or two before your big day.

Always ask our opinion, we will be honest with you!

Be completely honest, tell us your likes and dislikes, we won’t be offended!

Tell us your budget if you have one – we will always try our best to ensure you get all that you would love to fit within your budget.

Always ask us for recommendations – people forget we work within the wedding industry almost all year round so we see many companies, network with many suppliers and see most aspects of many couples wedding days.

 

Your wedding flowers –

We always recommend you try and make use of flowers in more than one place, moving arrangements from the ceremony onto the reception. This can help with budgets and may enable you to have something extra you didn’t think you could afford.

Who to buy buttonholes for? Where do you stop?… Start with the main bridal party first, perhaps the chaps you are supplying suits for. The Groom, best men, Ushers, Dads. After that it’s up to you but these things can bump up your final bill.

If you choose to collect your flowers from us, make sure it’s been made clear to you how to look after your flowers from the collection to the wedding.

Always check your travel and transport arrangements with our team. Remember we specialise is the safe transport of your flowers. We don’t have a problem with you collecting your flowers but sometimes this is more hassle than it’s worth.

If you choose to marry in a church and wish to have flowers, check with the church first that they are happy for us to do this.

Hand-over any contacts you may have for areas that require flowers, i.e. hair, cake, church, venues ect. This is always helpful if we need to contact them for any queries without bothering you.

Let us know about any allergies, i.e. hay fever.

Once you have chosen your venue it’s always worth jotting down a few details if you would like flowers, i.e. ceiling height, are there any window sills, fireplaces, how many guests at each table, table shape, how many are seated on the top table…etc

If you have chosen a marquee the stability of the flooring can have a lot of influence over the choice of container for your flowers.

Keep the consultation numbers to a minimum, it can be distracting for you if you bring a lot of people with you and can sometimes be a bit over-whelming when making decisions.

These hints and tips should enable you to come and see our team with a better understanding of your wedding flowers and the queries that might crop up in the run up to your day. Don’t feel you have to make all your decisions in your first consultation; there is plenty of opportunity to have a second or third with your wedding florist.

 

Where to get help for ideas…

Our online web gallery

Our experienced floral designers, full of fresh and innovative ideas

Our portfolios, other people weddings give the best ideas because you can see what’s already been done.

Bridal magazines, but be careful don’t read too many, it all gets a bit too much!

Colour card swatches, try making a mood board and showing us, this can not only get the creative juices flowing but are also a fun way of putting your wedding ideas together.