10 Wedding Planning Tips from a Professional Wedding Florist
February 28, 2022
Did you recently get engaged? Are you planning your wedding and feeling overwhelmed? No need to worry, you're not alone. Planning a wedding can be stressful and intimidating at first, but it can - and should - also be a lot of fun!
If you're planning a wedding, you know how important it is to have beautiful flowers. But what if you're not sure how to go about working with a professional florist? Here are some pro tips from the experienced floral wedding designers at Ashley's Flowers in Detroit, MI that will help make the process easier and ensure that your wedding flowers are absolutely perfect on your big day!
1: Work with your florist to create a custom theme that reflects your personality and style.
Your wedding day is all about you and your spouse-to-be, so it’s important that your flowers reflect your unique personality and style. Work with your local florist to create a custom wedding theme that you love. This will be the starting point for all of your other wedding decisions, from your invitations to your reception décor.
2: Communicate clearly with your florist about what you want, including the colors and types of flowers you prefer.
It’s important that you communicate your vision for your wedding flowers clearly with your wedding florist. Be as specific as possible about the colors and types of flowers you prefer, as well as any other details that are important to you. Using pictures from Pinterest or other sources will help your florist create custom arrangements that are exactly what you’re looking for while including all your favorite flowers!
3: Be open to suggestions from your florist; they may have some great ideas that will enhance your wedding flowers.
Although you should always give your florist a clear idea of what you want, it’s also important to be open to their suggestions as well. They may have some great ideas that will enhance your wedding flowers and help make the day even more special. Plus, there is a good chance they have worked with the venue in the past and are familiar with the features and limitations of each venue.
4: Make sure to give your florist plenty of notice so they can order the necessary flowers and prepare for your wedding day.
It’s always a good idea to give your florist plenty of notice so they can order the necessary flowers and prepare for your wedding day. As a general guideline, we recommend giving at least four months notice to ensure that everything is perfect on your big day, but that may vary depending on individual circumstances. Your florist will typically let you know how much time you need when you meet for your initial consultation.
5: Discuss budget restrictions with your florist and work together to come up with a plan that fits within your budget.
It’s important to discuss any budget restrictions with your florist so you can work together to come up with a plan that fits your budget. Don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions on how to save money while still getting the flowers you want. Many florists are happy to work with couples to create beautiful wedding flowers on any budget, and in many cases they may be able to recommend less expensive flowers that still look great.
6: Don’t forget to factor in the cost of your wedding flowers when creating your overall wedding budget.
Don't forget to include the expense of your wedding flowers when creating your budget for your big day. For many couples, wedding flowers account for an average of 8-15% of their total budget! Keep this in mind when planning so you can allocate an amount you are comfortable spending. Big cuts to this part of the budget could have serious consequences to the overall look and feel of the event.
7: Trust your florist to take care of all the flower arrangements for your wedding day; this will free up time for you to focus on other details.
One of the best things you can do is trust your florist to take care of all the flower arrangements for your wedding day. This will free up time for you to focus on other details and make sure that everything else goes smoothly. You have enough to do on your wedding day, so let someone else worry about the flowers (we got this)!
8: Be sure to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Although you can't control the weather, you can control what happens if it becomes a threat. Having a backup plan in case of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances will help ensure that your wedding day is perfect no matter what happens.
9: Don't DIY your wedding flowers - leave this one to the experts
We're big fans of DIY projects for just about anything - except wedding flowers! In this case it's better to leave it to the experts for several different reasons.
While it may be possible to save a little money by doing the work yourself, what you won't be saving is time. If you don't have experience with wedding flower arranging, it isn't quite as easy as it looks. Which means the results may look more like a DIY project and less like your vision of the perfect wedding.
10: Relax and enjoy your big day – everything else will fall into place!
On your wedding day, the most important thing is to relax and enjoy yourselves - everything else will fall into place. Congratulations, newlyweds!
We hope these tips were helpful as you begin planning your own wedding. Wishing you all the best on this wonderful journey. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and start discussing your wedding flowers!
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