Hi everyone! It’s Victoria, back with another wedding planning post! The next BIG thing I wanted to get taken care of was the floral…
For some brides, you might care less what centerpieces you have or what the groomsmen boutonnieres look like. My mom is an avid gardener, and flowers are definitely a part of our love language. So this was most definitely a priority for us. Here are a few simple tips to take into consideration before meeting with a florist:
- Start getting some ideas together from magazines, blogs, instagram etc. I love grabbing a magazine, drinking a cup of coffee, and getting inspiration from real weddings. It’s a favorite past time of mine 🙂
- Look at all of your pictures you pulled as a whole. What is it about those photos you liked? Is it a certain flower, a certain color combination, the structure of the arrangements? It’s SO nice to have a feel for what you like when you meet with your florist so you have a good starting point. This can save a ton of time, and ensure you’re getting what you really want!
- Don’t be afraid to ask them about other decor items. You want your design to be cohesive- so be sure to ask if they think a certain linen color would work best… or show them your dress so they can design a bouquet for you that fits with the style! It’s best to give them the complete picture- so all your vendors are on the same page style-wise.
- And remember, these are such talented and creative people- so let them do their job! Their eye for design is amazing, so giving them a little room for creativity will pay off in the long run!
In this photo, I love how there are so many different types of floral used, but all in one color. The lush ivories set the tone for a romantic ceremony!
Floral: Branching Out Events Photo: Sara and Rocky Photography
In this photo below, I love how her bouquet ties in the girls’ dresses, and also was able to express her fun, vibrant personality!
Floral by: Bows and Arrows Photo by: Shaun Menary Photography
So start your hunt for wedding inspo!