do not box in your wedding florist :: part two

Part Two of our “don’t box us in” five part series about your wedding vendors!

Choosing your design and decor is one of the most popular and fun tasks a bride can do for her wedding. Scouring through magazines, online photos and speaking with your friends is all part of the process.

So when the design/decor meeting happens with a wedding designer (we offer this service) and/or florist, brides can have some very specific ideas about the types of flowers and overall design concepts. This is great, because then we can know what to offer you and collaborate on creative concepts!

Tips for the best outcome working with your wedding designer/florist:

1. Do not be OVERLY picky/stringent on all your flowers. We want to be sure your favorites are in your bouquet. But flowers are living things and sometimes, during the shipping process, the flowers wilt or are not sturdy enough to put into a bride’s bouquet. Allow your florist some flexibility to do his/her job to make some subtle substitutions so the integrity of your personal flowers achieve the best results.

2. Listen to their advice on using certain flowers during certain seasons. For instance, August in our area is oppressively hot. We refuse to use some delicate flowers such as stephanotis during this month. It’s an expensive flower, we could make money. But a flower wilting on a groom’s jacket 2 hours into the wedding day is not worth it. So listen to your florist’s expertise.

3. Allow for some subtle changes to room design. We can develop strategies, draw, and prototype designs, but sometimes changes have to be made during implementation. It’s the nature of the beast. As long as the end-result is beautiful, no one but you and your designer will know.

Trust your florist/designer.

featured photo credit: pfe iPhone

Tomorrow, part 3 of this “don’t box us in” vendor series

plan on!



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