Designing wedding flowers is more complicated than people think. It requires a sense of art, basic knowledge in the proper care of flowers, and manpower to create the arrangements on the day of the wedding. However, it does not mean that only professional florists can do it. If you have the skills, follow the tips in this article to help make the process as smooth as possible.
Many proactive brides are seriously considering taking on the challenge. If they take full control of the process, they can guarantee that the results will meet their expectations. They also end up saving a lot of money. The internet is a good source of ideas on themes and guides on execution.
The first concern is source of flowers. The flower wholesale market is the best source of many types of blooms. If you live in a small town, farmer’s markets offer a wide range of fresh flowers in season.
Another factor to consider is whether your preferred flowers are available on your wedding day. Many online wholesale flower distributors sell a diverse selection of seasonal and perennial flowers, foliage and floral accessories.
Go online and browse wedding themes and mood boards. The overall look of your bouquets and centerpieces should complement your color motif, gowns and general theme of the event. It is also advisable to look at magazines, journals and blogs for DIY tips on designing and arranging.
Do not forget to account for incidental expenses and the investment required in organizing wedding flowers. Aside from flowers, you will need tools, containers, and other props. There are dozens of details that have to be considered when designing flowers for your wedding.
Another overlooked fact is the time required to arrange bouquets and centerpieces for the event hall. Will you have the time to run around with flowers and scissors if you have to be in a gown and makeup at a certain time? Enlist the help of your family and friends. Solicit the help of people that do not have a key role in your wedding. As a bride, you should not have to do the heavy work yourself.
Another option is to seek the help of an organization in your community. They might only ask for a minimal service fee if it is only grunt work that you need. If you do not have the time or talent, considering hiring a freelance florist. Floral shops may charge you an arm and a leg for a complete package. A florist in their workshop can work on their days off at a lower cost.
The most important aspect of the process is pre-planning. Finalize your look, set your budget, estimate floral and non-floral requirements, purchase materials as needed, and enlist the help of people to execute the plan on the day of your wedding. Since you are not a professional with years of experience, have a back-up plan in place. You just never know what will go wrong.