Flowers and Weddings... What you need to know!!!

Many Brides has had their flowers expectations all mapped out in their head months, or even years before the big day. So how does the bride transfer those thoughts to real life. Here are some suggest when ordering bridal and wedding flowers.

Being Unprepared:

If you have a specific vision in minds for your wedding flowers, it’s a good idea to get it down on paper (or in an album, Pinterest board). You need something that you can show to a florist so that they have a more concrete idea of what you want for your wedding flowers.

Not Setting A Budget:

Before you met with anyone think carefully about how much money you have to spend on flowers. Be realistic about cost. To give you some idea of flowers prices, about 10 percent of wedding budget is usually spent on flowers.

Being Too Rigid

Using your pictures for inspiration, but be receptive to suggestions from the experts; they usually have a good idea of what will work and what won’t with your wedding flowers.

Fragrance Flowers

A lot of fragrance in a small space can be overpowering. However, In a larger venue or outside, sweet flowers scents might be quite enchanting. A knowledge florist will be able to steer you in the right directions.

Taking It All On Yourself

After seeing the cost of wedding flowers, some brides might make the decisions to take on the flower duties themselves. After all, how hard could it be? It’s not not like you’re pretty capable in the flower arranging department, it’s best to leave these tasks to the experts. Flowers can’t be done too far ahead of time, which means that you’d be arranging them the night before armoring of your wedding. you may not need that kind of added stress on your big day. Trust the experts and go in with an open mind. When you’re ready to start planning, please check out Specialty Floral Design.

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Keeping Up With Trends

One exciting aspect of the floral industry is its ever-changing trends. One way I stay up-to-date on these new trends is through education. These courses provide refreshing ideas on how to use various flowers, plants, and accents in new and beautiful ways. Recently I went to a class about designing with succulents. The texture of succulents adds so much contrast to a bridal bouquet or flower arrangement.

Classes give me new ideas and inspiration to think outside the box and enable me to make unique and exciting recommendations to my clients. I feel blessed to take advantage of these classes to produce better, more innovative products for my clients.

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Finding Inspiration

Lately, several people have asked me where I get inspiration for my arrangements. I find inspiration in many places, such as the beach or how moss grows on trees. Lately, however, I have found inspiration in my daughter, Emma. She is at the age where she listens to her inner self when creating art—not public opinions or boundaries. She doesn’t allow her friends or anyone else to influence anything she creates.

I am proud that she does not see any limitations with her artwork because as adults, we can lose that sense of freedom. All we see are boundaries. As a floral designer, I try to keep that no-limitations attitude to challenge myself and see where it takes me.

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Centerpieces without flowers.....huh?

I recently completed a project for Earth Friendly Products. This innovative company makes green cleaning products using plants that are safe for people and the planet. I was given a list of all the plants and herbs they use for the cleaning supplies and decided to design with these elements. The Pacific Northwest has amazing outdoor foliage, so I went hunting and arranged various ingredients into a wooden box.

I wanted some color in the centerpieces and noticed that their logo features lemon and oranges—great colors for an arrangement. The final centerpieces were all-natural and a perfect fit for this company.

Arrangements can be anything a designer wants them to be!

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