If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve narrowed it down to a color scheme and that’s about it. Or maybe you haven’t even gotten that far. Maybe the thought of describing what you want to a florist gives you anxiety (what’s the difference between a rose and a garden rose, anyway?) or maybe you’re nervous that your carefully planned budget is about to be blown away because you have no idea what flowers cost but you’re pretty sure it’s always a lot.
#1 - Know your wedding style (and what that means for flowers)
This may be an easy question for you to answer, but if you haven’t thought about what your wedding style is, it’s something you will need to have a ready answer for - not just when picking out flowers, but also when shopping for your wedding dress and just about every other part of the wedding planning process.
Here are some key terms/definitions you may want to consider when it comes to describing your wedding style:
#2: Know your color scheme
This may seem like an easy question, but it’s critical to have an answer before meeting with your florist because not all flowers come in all colors. If you’re not sure about exact colors, try to identify a general palette - for example, pastels, whites and greens, bright colors, or cool hues. Below, we’ve broken down a couple of our wedding flowers into color palettes to help inspire you.
# 3: Know how many flowers you need
This is a question most people don’t have an answer to. It can be hard to calculate how many flowers you really need, and where you need them. Here’s a handy planning checklist to help you crunch the numbers. Bring this in when you meet with your florist, and it will save you plenty of time!
And there you have it! Armed with this information, you will feel much more confident going into a meeting with your potential florist. And if you live in one of these cities, be sure to stop by a ThinkFlowers shop. We promise to make your wedding flowers everything you dreamed they would be.
Always thinking flowers,