Here at the flower shop, we are big fans of finding and then focusing in on the aspects of your wedding where you want the most floral impact. You don’t have to have an abundance of floral arrangements at all parts of your event for it to be beautiful and memorable.
Here are some of our top tips for planning your wedding floral arrangements.
Are you having a wedding with 10 bridesmaids, a floral arch and 300 guests at the reception and only hoping to spend $1500 on your selection of flower arrangements? Your wedding flower arrangement vision may not be aligning with your budget. But that’s ok!
ask your florists what different budgets will get you. We have a very helpful resource for that here.
Spend a few minutes deciding where you’d like the most floral impact to happen. Is it at the ceremony so you can have those stunning photos to show your kids and grandkids? Or is it at the reception where you want the party to be just full of beautiful floral moments? Focus in on the most important moments and put your floral budget there!
Let’s be honest. Pinterest is great for getting inspiration for all things wedding, but not super great at managing realistic expectations in life.
Supplying your florist with pictures of popular flowers is a great way to begin conversations about wedding bouquets, but often the types of flowers pictured may not be available for your event.
We want to make your event beautiful, and will choose the BEST of what’s available to us at the flower markets or from flower farmers when it’s time to purchase your florals. Sometimes this means sacrificing a specific type of flower in favor of fresher, brighter, more beautiful and actually available flowers.
We always ask all our clients to keep an open mind about which specific flowers they want to use, so that they aren’t caught off guard later down the road when those peonies you had your heart set on aren’t available and we choose stunning garden roses instead.
We found this quote and think it’s the perfect way to approach planning:
We also like to remind all our clients that Mother Nature is the ultimate decision maker on what flowers are available for your wedding bouquet. Be open to your florist’s suggestions for alternatives, as specific flowers may not be available due to weather conditions that are out of the florist’s control.
When planning a wedding, some clients like to spend a lot of time thinking about what to gift their guests at the end of the event. Floral gifting is always a good idea. Bud vases can be used to add loads of floral interest to your event, and can be hand arranged with ribbon in such a way that they guests easily see that they’re a gift to take home! Plus, it kills two birds with one stone! Reception table flowers + guest flowers and gifts combined into one item. Sounds good to us!
As a local florist here in Nashville, we’re always thinking of ways to maximize the impact of our flowers at your wedding. Never hesitate to get in touch with any questions about wedding flowers and comment below with any questions!
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