flower power ~ tips & inspiration to plan for your wedding florals

By Julie Williams, Blossom Artistry

Floral designers do so much more than make your bouquet! We help develop the look and feel of your wedding ceremony. We create your table centerpieces and other floral arrangements for the reception. We provide all your wedding party personal flowers, and sometimes even add floral embellishments for your cake. Here are a few tips that will make meeting with your floral professional much more productive.

  Blossom Artistry  ~ photo by Peepsake Photography

Blossom Artistry ~ photo by Peepsake Photography

  Taylored Blooms  ~ photos by Adele Lee Photography

Taylored Blooms ~ photos by Adele Lee Photography

Know your ceremony and reception venue. It is important to have chosen your wedding and reception venues. It will be easier to discuss how much floral décor you will need to achieve the look you want. 

Show us your gown. Bring a picture of your dress. The design, style and color dictate the styling and flower choices we suggest.

   Just Priceless  ~ photo by Stephen Thrift Photography

 Just Priceless ~ photo by Stephen Thrift Photography

  Just Priceless  ~ photo by Alisandra Photography

Just Priceless ~ photo by Alisandra Photography

Present your ideas. This is how we get a feel for your “vibe”. Bring your pictures and Pin boards. It is super helpful for us to see what has an appeal for you, but word of caution: use pictures for inspiration only, not to copy. Rarely can pictures be duplicated exactly, and who wants what another has had? Let us design uniquely for you and show you what we can do for your special day. 

  Occasions Floral Designs  ~ photos by Ashley Stone Photography

Occasions Floral Designs ~ photos by Ashley Stone Photography

  Occasions Floral Designs  ~ Ashley Stone Photography

Occasions Floral Designs ~ Ashley Stone Photography

Be upfront about your budget. As professionals, florists can design for almost any budget as long as we know what we are working with. We can do mock-ups to show you exactly what to expect for your budget range. Realistic expectations are the key. 

 Designs North

Designs North

 Designs North

Designs North

Share the details. Lots of times, your vendors will know each other. We like to work together to make the details flow. It is helpful to know all the details to make sure our styling, colors and décor complement one another. 

  The Garden Outlet  ~ photos by Liz Grogan Photography

The Garden Outlet ~ photos by Liz Grogan Photography

  The Garden Outlet  ~ photos by Liz Grogan Photography

The Garden Outlet ~ photos by Liz Grogan Photography

Develop a rapport. The most important thing is to develop a rapport with your floral designer. Remember, our touches really do the most to bring a design idea into reality. Make sure you feel comfortable expressing yourself with your floral provider. (I recommend developing this same rapport with all the vendors you choose.)

The moral of the story is communication. Expressing yourself and your ideas about your special day is the most important thing! We are here to make your vision come to life.