1. Know Your Stuff
Know exactly where you are getting married and what type of dress you and your bridesmaids are wearing because ultimately that will determine your needs and what you want. For example, if you’re having an intimate ceremony with only 50 guests attending the reception then chances are you won’t need dozens of huge flower centerpieces or if you’ve chosen a bohemian style dress then perhaps a bouquet or twigs and gypsophila will work better.
2. Go Seasonal
Choose flowers that are in season. It may not be impossible to obtain flowers that are out of season but obtaining them can be costly. If you’re getting married in the middle of winter, a bouquet of daffodils may not look right so choose flowers that are seasonal and will work well with other key factors of your wedding.
3. Find Fragrant Flowers
If you want to set the tone, mood and atmosphere by having your guests walk in to a perfectly perfumed room then choose flowers that offer an abundance of fragrance.
4. Choose Flowers That Have Meaning
Whether it’s the flower your fiancé bought you whilst you were courting or an English Rose because that’s where you come from, adding a flower that has meaning to you is a great way to make your bouquet even more special and sentimental.
5. A Pinterest Board Is In Your Best Pinterest …
Create a mood board specifically for your wedding flowers and start pinning. Share this board with your wedding florist so they can get a better idea of the styles you love. They will be able to take your vision and turn it into a reality. Don’t fret about it too much, just leave it to them whilst you concentrate on other important things to do with your wedding.
6. Trust Your Florist
Your wedding florist will take your ideas, vision and budget and turn it into a reality. They may offer a few alternative suggestions but listen to them, after all, they are the professionals and know what they are doing.