I know, I know you might expect to read this kind of post from a wedding planner instead of a wedding photographer, but having photographed so many events and having talked about everything wedding while collaborating with the bes wedding planners in Cyprus and abroad, I have arrived to gather several expert tips on things a bride wants to know way before she walks down the aisle.Choosing your blooms, like choosing your photographer is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. But before you jump to any decisions here are a few points from the industry’s best you might wish to consider in order to land the perfect wedding florals. While at it, you may wish to give these images a look to get cues from my real brides.
Score the Right Wedding Florist or a wedding planner who have their in-house florists right in your service.
Meet-and-greets with selected florists are fine as long as you know which type of people you work well with. Do you need someone who requires you to guide them while they design, someone who can conjure up a unique scheme or theme for your wedding flowers, a classic creator, or one who’s got the latest design tendencies in mind? Actually they can be all that and more. Like you do with your wedding documenter insist on seeing their portfolio before you commit. Check out the listings on your area or who your favorite local/destination brides chose.
Your floral budget is a huge deal.
8% – 12% of the total wedding budgets usually go to florals. From bouquets to boutonnieres and from ceremony to reception and cocktail hour decor, to the decoration of your wedding ride. There is always a lot to consider where flowers are concerned so pad in an extra 10% to be sure. Remember that there are so many ways and so many seasonal or local florals to chose from that a really talented florist can present you with without compromising the entire affair.
You may be a minimalist, or perhaps you’re aching to have an incredibly romantic soaked in hydrangeas style wedding. When you create your moodboard combine images of your dress and shoes to those of blooms and colors, lifestyle shots, and fashion which will give your wedding designer a clear idea of your biggest loves.
Look through the bridal bouquet’s my brides have carried below to get inspired.
Your site and reception can actually make things a lot different.
Your wedding reception is like a white canvas on which your wedding planner or florist will create a unique scheme. Going for a botanical garden that won’t need much floral accent is way different than starting off with a clean winery or a terrace that needs more work.
Your Wedding Dress and your florals can be an incredible pair.
You have probably by now chosen the one dress, which in turn will dictate the kind of wedding bouquet you carry. Florists and planners base many-a-decision on your gown, how elaborate the design is, what hues it carries, whether it’s modern, classic, ethereal or more fashion-forward. Most florists think of the wedding dress as the centerpiece of the day, so this will give them a good idea of where you’re going with the wedding style.
Your guest list can define your wedding bloom numbers.
Consider the number of guests at your wedding celebration. This will determine how many tables and therefore centerpieces you will need. How many of them will need to be outfitted with flowers, groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girls, parents? This does impact your scheme.
Keep some of your blooms for your layout images.
You will be surprised how many photographers will not tell you this, as they have no intention whatsoever to elegantly style your shoes, your jewelry and your wedding invites before taking those precious shots. But these are images you deserve to have as your details speak volumes about the big day and need to be curated the finest way possible. Keeping some of your blooms or ordering a few extras for this very purpose, will help your wedding photographer work on styling a layout of your bridal trousseau and give your collection of images a whole different meaning.