We have finally reached spring time which means those summer and fall brides are in full swing planning their weddings. If this is you, here are a few pointers that Bank of Memories & Flowers has put together of things you should remember when putting your flower order together.
- Remember to envision the whole room when planning out your centerpieces. If you have a large ballroom, and small vases with a floating candle, your centerpieces are going to get lost. Make sure you have centerpieces at a few different heights in order for the room to look spectacular!
- Trust your florist! It is our job at Bank of Memories & Flowers to make sure we create the perfect setting for your wedding. If you LOVE LOVE LOVE hydrangea, but don’t tell us, we may not even use it! Make sure you communicate to your florist what you like, what you don’t like and what your expectations are so that we can exceed them on your wedding day.
- Book your florist ASAP. Some brides make the mistake of booking the florist last. When this happens sometimes the date will fill up with the florist you want to go with or you didn’t leave enough room in your budget for what you really want.
- Be willing to compromise. If you come in to your wedding consultation with your heart set on a specific flower, and you aren’t flexible, we are setting yourself up for disappointment. A florist can do a much better job if the bride asks for an overall look and color scheme.
- Try not to be scared of pricey flowers. Sure, orchids, roses and peonies are more expensive, but they also cover a lot of space and have a much bigger impact.
- Don’t try and match the color of the flowers to the color of the girl’s dresses. Lavender flowers against a lavender dress aren’t going to show up very well. When thinking about your girl’s bouquets, think of their dresses as a backdrop for your blooms. Lime green, dark purple, blue and white look great against lavender.
- Remember that flowers need water! Hydrangeas are a key ingredient in bouquets and if they aren’t in water for long periods of time, they may start drooping halfway through the day! Flowers need water in order to live, so if you aren’t using them plop them in the vases they come in to hydrate them.
- DIY isn’t always a smart and easy idea. You may be taking on way too much work for the week of your wedding. Also, a lot of brides buy dozens of vases and then need to find something to with them after the wedding. At Bank of Memories & Flowers we rent out vases so you don’t have to worry about storing them afterward. DIY is sometimes more stressful and often more expensive than hiring a professional from the start.
- Order your flowers in a timely manner. Flowers often come from South America, Holland, Alaska and all over the world so it can be harder to get flowers in under a few days. Try and have your flowers picked out and finalized at least six weeks before you wedding week to ensure the best quality of blooms.
These are just a few tips of things you should remember and think about when planning your wedding flowers.