|To design your dream day you should know a few things
before you consult your florist:
• Your floral budget (at least an idea)
• Your vision and concept of the event (you may bring magazine
pictures clipings of ideas you like)
• The style and color of the wedding dress.
• The number of attendents and the style, color of their dresses.
• Other people that will receive flowers.
• The location and time of the wedding.
• Any restrictions imposted at the wedding locations.
• The format for the reception (for example: sit down or buffet dinner)
• Let the florist know of any sensivity to fragrance.
• Do you need full service? (delivery of flowers, set up and break down)
• Florist usually have an inventory of rentals and props, be sure to ask.
• Cost effective: reuse ceremony flowers also at reception site.
• Don't schedule your wedding on the weekend of a floral holiday, or
at least be aware of the significant price increase.
• Consider using seasonal flowers. It's cost effective and the flowers
tend to look the freshest.
• Summer wedding? Ask about heat sensitive flowers.
• Corsages: for delicate dress fabrics florist should use a magnetic
clasp hook (available trough most designers).
• Put a family member or friend in charge of corsages and bouts. Florist
can't always stay around for the detail.
• Favorite memory: do you have a favorite memory of a flower or garden
that would add a touch of sentiment to your day?
• Headpieces: make sure you get a measurment of child's head so the florist
can make the proper fit.
• Fabric swatches of all the dresses is a wonderful tool for your forist to have.
• Table centerpieces should not be higher then your elbow to your fist.
• Tall floral arrangements on a table are lovely but be sure they have
a strong foundation.
To help you decide on a style of your wedding celebration,
a few words about colors and moods of flowers:
• Soft pastel hues: take their cue from nature; pinks, ivory, peach, whites
and subtle blend of skin tones.
• Red family: Rich, bold, warm and sensuous; corals, crimason, orange,
fuschias; lush, exoti; old world.
• Yellow and green: nature's warmest and safest place; a sense of French countryside.
• Blues and purples: regal and distinctiv; nature's gemstone; clean,
• Whites: sophisticated; fresh; pure and inocent; renewal.
Also did you know that herbs make wonderful addition
to flower arrangements?
* Rosemary- endures devotion and love
* Sage- promotes good health
* Thyme- gives courage
* Marjoram- increases marital happiness
* Parsley- promises festive times
* Mint- brings strength and virtue