February 19, 2016
::Open Pinterest, search wedding flowers, get extremely overwhelmed, close Pinterest, cry::
Does this sound familiar to anyone who has planned a wedding in the past 2-3 years? Wedding florals are such an interesting topic to discuss with my brides. I have asked Lauren from So Lovely Weddings to come and provide some insight to brides currently in the floral planning stages of their wedding.
Can you offer some floral tips to brides currently planning their wedding?
The question of what is in season and out of season is top on a bride’s mind sometimes. When we have design consultations I have two types of brides. The first is the bride who want peonies in her bouquet exactly like she saw on Style Me Pretty or Pinterest and may or may not know what cost depending on season. The second is the bride who comes in with a theme in mind but really has no idea where to start in what to ask for. You are probably wondering which one I like better. My answer might surprise you. A perfect blend of both is the ideal bride.
When thinking about your flowers it comes down to more than just the type of flowers in your designs. You need to think about texture, structure, colors and even consider the designs requested. I bring this is up because the “ideal bride” comes to me with images as inspiration but is open to what type of flowers are used to gain that look. When a designer has this flexibility she is able to use the type of flowers that will get the ideal look the bride is looking for, ensure we are using the proper flowers for that season (Dahlias in the hot summer time don’t work) and most importantly we are able to work within your budget!
So all in all keep in mind your favorite flowers and what is in season, but more importantly, why do you love that flower? Is it the texture, the shape or the color that you adore? Often we can recreate this for you if your dream blooms are not in season!
Can you offer a quick cost and floral breakdown of some popular bouquets from Pinterest?
Hopefully Lauren’s tips can help you get started on planning florals!