Photo by Janine’s Flowers
Let’s talk about flowers, specifically, wedding flowers. Imagine a wedding without them. Bland and lifeless. Now picture your wedding, alive with vibrant blossoms. Timeless and elegant, brash and bold, expertly designed botanicals set the mood for a wonderful event. Here are a few ideas to think about.
#1 Hire a professional, person that knows almost everything about their product. This may seem boring to some but that knowledge will make or break the desired look. A true florist brings years of training, experience, product knowledge, availability and creativity to your table. This person’s primary focus is all things floral, one who knows the latest trends and how to execute them. Your florist will be happy to work with your event stylist if you have one. All you need to do is to ask your planner to use your chosen florist.
#2 Your flowers can do double duty. With proper planning, many of the floral designs can be used at the ceremony and again at the reception. Take it one step further. Many of the designs can be used at the rehearsal dinner, then the ceremony, and finally, the reception. With a quick change of containers, the addition of a bit more greens or a pop of the accent color, the only one that will notice is the florist. Your design team will have plenty of other ideas on how to double duty the beautiful flowers. Ceremony structures, complete with fresh greenery and flowers, make an excellent backdrop for guests’ photos later at the reception, for the cake table or head table/sweetheart table.
#3 Share the Love. We love this one! A new trend with wedding couples is to enlist the guests on the day following the wedding to help distribute reception flowers to community nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living facilities. Again, keeping your florist in the loop is key in this endeavor, but imagine the joy, your joy, spreading throughout the community. And if your friends and family are leaving quickly, most florists will be happy to help but may charge a nominal fee. Don’t forget the venue staff. They work early and late many nights to help make your event a smashing success. Yes, they are paid for their efforts, but they really enjoy the beauty of the flowers and your thoughtfulness.
These are just a few of the many ideas your local florist can help with. It will help with the budget, and spread the love. Enjoy the planning stages. Your day will be here quicker than you think!
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