Many of you will want to find a florist that fits your budget. But what factors go beyond that when you’re deciding on how to choose the right florist for you?
Know what you want. First and foremost, talk to your partner about what’s important to you. Will you be using the same florist for all the boutonnieres and corsages? Will there be any extras tossed in like little bud vases at the entry table? Draw up a list of wants and then see where the florist can meet you in terms of expectations within your budget.
Is that in season? When I was planning my wedding in June, I didn’t realize that many peonies would have already bloomed or would be a premium that late in the season (they generally bloom in late May or early June but we had a warm spring that had peonies wilting by then). Talk to your florist in advance about not only colors but specific blooms you may have in mind. There are greenhouses that can grow your variety any time of year and your florist should be able to give you a ballpark idea on pricing.
What’s your style? It’s important to be able to describe what kind of style you’re going for. Even though these are both purple bouquets, there’s a big difference between them. Ask the florist if they can do either and specifically how they’ll go above and beyond for your bouquets and arrangements.
Rolling out the red carpet. Like any vendor you’re going to work with, the florist should be able to show you samples of their previous work. If they can’t take the time to give you an initial consultation, chances are they’re not going to be very patient throughout the process. It doesn’t matter how highly they come recommended or if they’re the “must-have” florists in town. If they’re not taking care of you now, they won’t be reliable down the line.
Pantone is the company that researches and forecasts the colors for the upcoming year. They announced a while back that Emerald was the it color for 2013. Colors like Linen are timeless and great bases to build a wedding palette around too. But my favorite on the list are African Violet and Tangerine. Can’t you just see a whole day built around those hues?
I really love this time of year. It’s festive and fun and there’s too much eye candy to handle. While I’m shopping for others, I’m taking in all kinds of inspiration for the upcoming year too. Lately I’ve been curating a lot of red. Enjoy the rich colors and themes! Happy Friday, everyone. Graphic and modern cake via Project Wedding
Flowers, ornaments, water, candles. What ever you decide to fill it with, a glass cylinder is a simple way to make a big statement on your entryway table or as a centerpiece. I like to keep a few handy under the sink to pull out for all types of occasions. They’re a lifesaver when you need an extra vessel and can serve multiple purposes at a wedding or shower. Here are four of my favorite looks with the inexpensive glass cylinder, in all different sizes too.
Place trimmed floral, slowly add water – voila! Lots of bang for your buck. Image : Martha Stewart
Take advantage of your palette and use multiple cylinders to include all your colors. Image : Added Touch Catering
Skip putting anything in the cylinder. Simply use its height and transparency as a beautiful stalk for arrangements. Image : Wedding Bell Talk
Cover the cylinder with decorative paper and group them together for a totally different effect. Image : Lansdowne Life
I’m enamored with the blurry photos of Anne Hathaway’s nuptials to jewelry designer, Adam Shulman this past Saturday. With around 100 guests they supposedly spent a whopping $100,000 on floral alone. Good for them! Here’s my vision of their day in Big Sur.