Weddings and flowers are one in the same. They have coexisted as long as weddings have been a tradition. Apart from a common way to bathe a wedding venue in beauty, flowers play a unique role in wedding cultures all across the world. A good wedding florist will be an integrale of making your big day memorable
Floral decorations is something that can only be left to a carefully vetted professional who has years of experience working with a variety of clients across the UK.
In this article, we discuss ways of effectively working with your wedding florist so that everything goes as planned.
It can be difficult to estimate initially how much the flowers will cost – however, that’s not to say that you can’t or shouldn’t set a budget at all. In fact, you should absolutely set one that ties in with your overall wedding planning budget. For starters, it’s a good idea to allocate at least 5-10% of the budget to flower arrangements.
When you have a clear budget in mind, your wedding florist can then recommend specific flowers and styles that fall within that budget. It’s also good to have a rough idea of how many reception tables you’re going to have, how many bridesmaids will be there, etc. This will further help your florist set a price range which you can work with.
Just so you know, hiring a professional wedding florist can cost anywhere between £125 and £795.
There are just so many elements that go into wedding flower arrangements, such as weather, season and location, which makes it harder for a florist to guarantee what will be available and whether it will be in pristine condition on your big day.
In addition to communicating your favourite blooms to the wedding florist, you should also discuss the individual colours that appeal to you. You’d want to take the wedding venue, theme and your dress into account.
Once your florist has something to work with, they will do their best to shortlist the blooms you’d like – although should anything go wrong due to weather or seasonal elements, they’ll tap into their expertise to find the right substitutes.
If you really must have a specific floral arrangement, then do a little research to find out when those flowers are in season. You can then set your wedding date around that floral season.
One of the biggest pet peeves we’ve come across when it comes to professional wedding florists is when brides show them photos of really expensive blooms and ask for something very similar, but within their limited budgets.
Remember that floral arrangements in ‘uppity class’ wedding magazines or Pinterest are often the most expensive and unique ones that florists showcase from their portfolio. So instead of asking for a replica, bring a variety of everyday photos that inspire you, and you might be surprised to see your florist come up with something vastly better.
At Wedding Assistant, we can get you connected to expert wedding florists who are well-versed in the art of wedding flower arrangements. Get a quote now to get started.