Are you, like many brides these days, tempted to arrange your own wedding flowers?
Are you leaning this way because you want to save the money ?
Would you like some advice from a professional?
In the more than 30 years that I have been designing for brides, I have seen many a ‘DIY’ bride that simply becomes overwhelmed with all the prep work and end up so stressed out that they don’t enjoy their own special day! And interestingly enough, they usually wind-up spending much more on the products etc. than what they had budgeted. To make all the elements of your wedding come together, you need to work with professionals in most specialized areas, such as: your cake, photographer, hair dresser, make-up artist and florist.
As a professional floral designer, it is my job to make your wedding flowers look the best they can, while fitting into the budget that you have set. Florists have the knowledge enabling us to ensure that your dream bouquet and decor are idealized without breaking the bank. We know which flowers are in season when, and how to achieve a certain specific look. It is important to know which flower can be used where, which ones are going to give you trouble, and how long it takes certain flowers to open up, allowing them to look just perfect on your wedding day. We are familiar with the product and are capable of conveying a luxurious look while utilizing affordable flowers - which ones give you the biggest bang for your buck. You would think this translates into ‘the least expensive flowers’, but actually that isn’t always the case. For example: at certain times of the year when the peonies are at their best, it becomes cheaper to work with 5 peonies as opposed to roses. This is because the peonies are so large, pretty and full that they make a greater impact compared to 5 roses. But do you know when that time is? We do. Because we design for so many weddings, we also know that you are able to ‘re-use’ a lot of the designs as different elements throughout several parts of your wedding. As an example, we often suggest to brides, re-using your church decor as part of the decoration at the reception, or setting the bridal partys’ flowers in vases along the head table. Now that’s where you can save some money, if you plan ahead!
One of the biggest mistakes brides tend to make, is getting their heart set on a specific flower and not being willing to compromise. This is a huge road block, because although most flowers are available year round, that doesn’t guarantee that they look good all year round or that they are affordable for your budget. As a professional, I suggest to most of my brides, to work with the flowers that are in season during the time you are getting married. We have the ability to help you achieve that certain look and feeling you have dreamed about within the flower choices available, and in the colors you are working with.
Most of all, you need to trust the professionals you select to work with you on your wedding day. They have only your best interest in mind, and its our job to make your special day unforgettable. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us via phone (916)447-2001, or email email@example.com