(Closed) Flower Help

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Member
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would wait until you get the dresses. Florists really need colour swatches to work with in order to give you the cohesive look you’re going for – that being said, you could book an appointment and talk more about the types of flowers in season, shades, shapes and the breakdown of prices – then book another consultation once you’ve gotten the dresses. 

Try to go into your appointment with an idea of your flower budget – this will really help your florist be able to price out everything and give you more bang for your buck – they will be able to tell you where your money is best spent. 

Things to think about for what you might ask for:

Personal Flowers (bouquets, corsages, boutineers (sp?) flowers girl flowers)

Ceremony flowers (petals down the aisle, alter pieces, pew flowers)

Reception flowers (table centerpieces, cake flowers, gift table flowers, head table flowers, throw away bouquet for toss)

Hope that helps! My mother is a florist and I see too many brides meet with her that won’t give her a budget to work with – they want to *see* what number she ends up coming up with, when in actual fact if she had a budget to work within, she could plan out the most cost-effective way to do all the flowers. 

She definitely has said that colour swatches are super important – as is having your wedding dress already picked out and the venue booked. Those are all important details to have set before you choose your flowers!

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
Member
9689 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes you can still meet with your florist.  If you have a general idea of what you want to do (flowers in centerpieces? # of bouquests needed, etc) you should still make sure you have a deposit down and have hired someone to do it.

You can completely change your mind (change colors, flowers, ideas, etc) until they order things for you (so lets say a month before the wedding).  If you already do have a florist booked then yeah you should just wait until you have the dresses picked out.

Post # 6
Member
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’d say to go ahead & meet with your florist if you want too. I just met with mine & don’t have the dresses picked out- I have two choices but haven’t heard from my girls yet. She was very understanding & accomodating & said it really doesn’t matter too much, alot will change between now & a month before the wedding. I just wanted to make sure we booked her before someone else snatched her up!

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