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4 Tips To Make Your Wedding Floral Dreams Come True

Wedding flowers are a HUGE part of your wedding day! So here are my top 4 tips to make your wedding floral dreams come true. I hope you enjoy this quick read!

 

Wedding Flowers

So, you’re engaged! You are feeling excited, maybe a little anxious, and undoubtedly overwhelmed by it all. Pause. Breathe. Smile. This is the fun part! And when the time comes to wedding flowers and booking your florist, don’t sweat it. Simply follow these insider tips and avoid the headache.

1. Organize That Pinterest Board

Clean up your vision and start deleting those pins from 5 years ago. Focus on pinning flowers that inspire you and make you think “I MUST HAVE THIS!” I suggest creating a hidden board to share with your florist that contains your color scheme, pictures of your dress and bridesmaid’s dresses, snapshots of the venue, and pretty little details that the florist can bring to life! But keep the pins to a minimum. Less than 100 pictures is the sweet spot.

2. Do Your Homework

If you are asking Google to deliver you the perfect florist, there might be a better way. Ask your venue or wedding planner who they would recommend. Your photographer can also provide great insight and will likely have images that reference their favorite floral beauties. Get on social media and ask your friends. Once you have narrowed it down to 2 options, reach out to them so you can get a feel for what the florist can do to help create the wedding of your daydreams.

3. Be Honest About Money

Don’t be afraid of the B word (budget that is). Let your florist know what number feels good to you, and what number feels bad. Most people have no idea how much flowers cost, so ask! Request a quote, then compare the cost value of each florist. Which one do you trust the most? Who made you feel most comfortable and was willing to hear your concerns? Which florist was more organized? Who had the best, creative suggestions? If you don’t like the price, inquire about how you can save by changing up the design or selecting more flowers that are in-season.

4. Sign On The Dotted Line, And Move On

Don’t be afraid to commit if a florist feels right. Keep a running list of your concerns and any changes you want to make to the design. Again, transparency is key. Be sure to set up an appointment 6 weeks prior to the big day where you can sit down and run through the details! The florist will likely offer this – so, take it! If you are especially nervous, request to see some samples of your centerpieces.

So don’t fret, beautiful! You will remember this exciting time in your life for years to come. Fill it up with good vibes and enjoy the process!

I really recommend Sweetwater Floral for wedding flowers, they’ve done florals for several of my brides and always do gorgeous work!

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