Establish a Vision for your Wedding
Have a general idea about your taste. Are you a true minimalist? Or are you looking to do an uber-romantic Gatsby-style wedding? Create a file of magazine tear-outs and ideas you find online. That will give us a clear idea of your loves and love-nots. And don’t forget shots from friends’ weddings. Maybe you swooned over the centerpieces, but hated the bouquets. Now is the time to bring it up.
Consider Your Wedding Site Specifics
Think of your reception site as a blank canvas on which we will create your masterpiece. Is there bright red wallpaper? Is it a botanical garden that won’t need much floral accent? Or are you starting with a clean, empty loft that will need lots of work? After our initial consultation, we will accompany you to the venue to get an idea of the space and style.
Create a Colorful Concept for your Wedding
Before you even start thinking about flowers, first tackle the attire. Choose your ideal color palette. Make a list of your favorite flowers, and we will work with you to create your unique flower scheme.
Make your Wedding Flowers Work
In making our suggestions for your bouquet a bride’s gown is a big factor — how ornate it is, whether it’s white or cream, if it’s classic or contemporary, and so on. We like to consider the gown and bride as the centerpiece of the day. This will give you a good idea of where you’re going with the wedding style.
Map Out Your Wedding Style
Your style is different than your vision. Are you looking to carry a very dramatic, long bunch of flowers or a tight posy of blooms instead? How about the other people in your wedding party: Should Mom wear a corsage or carry a nosegay? Should the bridesmaids carry a single stem or a full bouquet? Flower choice affects price and whether it conveys the ideal bouquet style for you.
Size it Up
How many guests are you planning to have at your wedding? That number will determine how many tables and centerpieces you’ll require. Tally up your groomsmen, bridesmaids and flower girls to determine how many flowers will be necessary. All these factors will impact the price of your flowers.