Here at Busy Blooms, we know that planning a wedding can be pretty overwhelming. That’s why we’re so committed to helping people make the planning as easy as possible. Well, the floristry anyway! In addition to helping our clients all the way through the process, we’ve decided to create a little guide to tell you everything you need to know about planning the flowers for your big day!
Set Your Budget
This can help you narrow down which blooms are right for you. Couples in the UK spend an average of 3% of their wedding budget on floristry and other decorations and knowing exactly what you can spend will make the planning so much easier.
Find Some Inspiration
Instagram and Pinterest are two great places to start! We know floristry can be a bit overwhelming so we recommend looking online, taking some screenshots of your favourites and taking photos of any arrangements or flowers you see when out and about. Avril loves working with wild flowers and can incorporate them into many designs.
Do Some Homework
You don’t need to be an expert, that’s what we’re for! However, learning the names of some of your favourites and some basic terms can make any meetings with a florist a lot easier.
Find Your Perfect Florist
You need someone that understands your vision and can bring it to life. Check their social media pages (or our testimonial page) and have a good discussion with them. By emphasising your needs, you can work out if that florist is a good fit for your special day.
Keep Your Theme and Colour Scheme in Mind
If you’re unsure which flowers will work for you and your wedding’s colour scheme, take some swatches to your florist who should be more than happy to make suggestions. Be sure to also take your venue and style into account: a country wedding may call for wildflowers and greenery whereas a more extravagant and showy wedding may call for sophisticated and manicured arrangements.
Keep the Time of Year in Mind
Certain blooms are going to more expensive at different times of the year. A good question to ask your florist is “what’s going to be in season around my wedding date?” This can help you narrow down your choice and make sure you’re not going to stray outside your budget.
Start with the Bridal Bouquet
As the most important flowers at the wedding, it’s best to start with the bridal bouquet. This allows you to fit the other flowers around your ideal arrangement.
Busy Blooms prides ourselves on creating beautiful wedding floristry at a competitive price so check out our testimonials page and contact us for more information.