LET THE VENUE INFLUENCE YOUR COLOR PALLATE: Think about the decor of your ceremony venue, also take into account your reception location too! If you will be getting married in an informal atmosphere, the florals can be kept to a minimum, the larger granduer locations you will need to have more florals to make more of an impression in a larger space. Remember though, you can most certainly bring your ceremony florals, to your Reception room. Just remember to have a trusted friend/coordinator, or florist take them right after the ceremony while you are doing family formals and set up the reception hall.
FLORAL DESIGNER OR FLORIST:
Needing someone to help design the room for you, someone who has an eye for decor, and has worked at your particular venue before? Then you will need a Floral designer, not just a florist.
FLORALS CAN BREAK THE BANK:
Remember the tip I gave before about using the same florals for the ceremony and reception? If you can make that happen, I would certainly try too, flowers can be expensive! All that being said, I do feel like you need to spend the most you can afford on the bridal bouquet. The bouquet is a center point of the wedding flowers, design this first, and it will help you make coordinating bridesmaids bouqets, and other arrangements from the inspiration of the bouquet.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FLORALS:
The bouquet will need to be well constructed to make it through the day as well. It will be with you the entire day, so make sure it will last! Keep a vase of water ready for the bouquet to drink up much needed water, especially through the hot days of summer!
WHAT SEASON YOU ARE GETING MARRIED DETERMINES THE FLORALS TOO:
Talk to your florist about what’s bloomin that time of year! You will be glad you did, because out of season florals are much more expensive, and hard to find too!
THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING CAN HELP WITH DETERMINING THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR FLORALS:
Classic style? Bunches of Roses, and Peonies, in Reds and Pinks.
Romantic? Soft pastel color florals make a sweet impression!
Minimulist? Long, sleek, and slender florals will work best.
Country/Rustic? Sunflowers, and daisys, bright and happy florals!
Modern? I’ve seen lots of succulents, and soft greenery latley!
Trendy: Pecock feathers, and even fruit would be something new and fun!
For more inspiration check out my Pinterest Board: Sheri Holloway Photography, and my website: www.sherihollowayphotography.com