start of their journey into the world of flowers.
Having found out where the wedding is taking place, then it is time to look at those wonderful photo's they
have captured from the internet, with the occasional glance at a magazine.
Perspective is a good thing to have when looking at these photos of loveliness.. A simple urn vase with unctuous
flowers and foliage might look completely stunning and can be recreated, but sometimes it is worth noting
just how big these arrangements are and if they will fit in your venue and more importantly within your
budget. Also if you are going to get the best from these arrangements, can they be transported from the
church/ceremony venue to be utilised at the reception.
If there is no budget constraint and flowers are your thing, then go for it, but if you have set a budget that
realistically is not going to provide you with endless flowers, and garlands and flower chandeliers, then speak
with your florist, who will, I am sure, try and guide you toward a design that will fit within an achievable budget
Flowers with large headed blooms, be it blousy garden roses, hydrangea, and peonies are going to be costly, as
will out of season flowers - Spring blooms in August. So check that the flowers you have seen on that
internet site are going to be available at the time of your wedding, and again your florist should be able to
advise you on this.
When you do receive your quote from your florist, please remember that they have to include their design
and research time, set up and break down at the venue, preparation of all materials, and payment for extra staff
needed for your big day, So best not to look at the cost of a bouquet of flowers you would buy seasonally,
as a guide, as there is quite a bit more involved in preparing your wedding flowers.
Florists have early mornings and very late nights - indeed really early mornings! - to have your
flowers ready for you. It is a pleasure and an honour to do so.