#1 Set your budget
First things first, you want to set your wedding budget with realistic expectations in mind. If you’re seeking inspiration from Pinterest then know that the most pinned images usually consist of the more expensive blooms so keep this in mind when deciding how much you want to spend on your wedding bouquet.
#2 Make it work with your venue
Choosing your venue before booking your wedding flowers will give you a better idea of exactly need. You’ll also be able to visualize how your flowers will look with the space that’s provided.
#3 Choose blooms that are in season
It’s easy to find wedding bouquets we love on Pinterest and Instagram but that’s not to say the same flowers are readily available at the time of year you are getting married. Sourcing flowers that are out of season can be very expensive so be prepared to compromise and choose flowers that are already in season.
#4 Keep it close to home
When ordering your wedding flowers, keep it local to ensure your flowers a freshly picked and preserved so they last longer. After all, you don’t want your bouquet to start wilting as soon as the photographer arrives now do you?
#5 Have realistic expectations
Pinterest and Instagram are brilliant tools when it comes to planning your wedding but many of the images do not give an accurate depiction of the original bouquet that was photographed. Such images are commonly filtered and photoshopped so don’t set your heart on an unrealistic wedding bouquet that can’t be achieved.
#6 Choose a recommended wedding florist
Do you research and go with a florist who comes highly recommended. You’ll want to know that they provide a professional service and have many happy customers. Only once you’ve done your research do you want to arrange a face to face consultation to discuss your requirements.
#7 Let your wedding florist guide you
Your chosen wedding florist will take your ideas, make alternative suggestions to help you stick within your budget and will provide you with a beautiful bouquet that’s 100% bespoke to you. They are the professionals so you want to be guided by them and trust that they know what they are doing.
#8 What are you going to do with your flowers after the wedding?
These days, many people preserve their flowers so they can enjoy them for many more years to come. Whether you’re planning on preserving them or are going to offer the flower centrepieces to guests to take home, make sure you have a plan in mind to avoid any floral concerns you may have on your wedding day.