Flowers play a huge role in a wedding; the bride’s bouquet, lining the aisle at the ceremony and the floral arrangements at the reception. If you are planning a wedding here in New York, read Fleurissimo’s top tips on how to make sure you get your wedding flowers just right!
If you see something you like, whether it be in a magazine, a shop window or the internet, take a photo! This will help you build up a color scheme. Creating a collage of everything you like will not only inspire you, but will also help your florist to understand your vision and they will be able to introduce you to more ideas you might like. Pinterest is great for getting inspo and if you haven’t already, Fleurissimo NY recommends having a look!
Research your flowers!
Do you have your heart set on a particular flower for your big day? Perhaps a certain flower holds sentimental value for you? Be careful, as some flowers are seasonal which means they might only be available at certain times of the year. Or you may have to make room in your budget pay to have them imported from elsewhere. Before getting your heart set, research the flowers that are in season when you are hoping to say ‘I do’.
Look over your proposal carefully!
This is the document that your florist will use to plan your wedding flowers. It should reflect exactly what you would like for your big day down to the smallest detail. If there is anything missing, you could be left feeling disappointed and your florist will be upset too; they want you to have the best day of your life! Fleurissimo NY suggests reading the document very carefully at least three times and to also get your partner or a trusted friend to read over it too.
Speak to your florist!
While emails are useful for getting those simple questions answered or those small tasks ticked off, sometimes you can’t beat a face-to face meeting. Although this might not be possible right now, Fleurissimo are always happy to arrange a phone or video appointment to chat through any questions or ideas you may have.
Fleurissimo hopes that you found these tips useful and wishes you all the best in planning your New York wedding flowers !