Tips on Flowers and Florists

The choices are endless when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, so it’s important you find a florist who clearly understands your vision for the big day.

Our friends at Oatley House of Flowers were kind enough to give us some tips on what to ask your florist!

Tip One: Ask "Are my favourite flowers in season?"

Flowers that are in season will be much easier to source and will be in the best condition on the day. They’ll also be cheaper too!

Tip Two: Know your style

If you have a particular theme in mind it’s good to choose a florist who has a similar personal style. Ask them to show you a selection of flowers that they think would work and photos of arrangements they’ve made for similar celebrations.

Tip Three: Have a Budget

It is important to have an idea on what you want to spend on flowers, as your florist can better design your flowers to make a bolder impact which is more likley to reflect your vision, rather than them working on an imaginary budget. Get a feel for the florist’s prices before booking. If you’re getting married around Valentine’s Day or Mothers Day, factor in that you may have to pay more.

Tip Four: Re-use your flowers if possible

If you can transport your flowers from the ceremony to the reception venue to use them again, your budget will take you further.

Tip Five: Label everything

Simple name tags stapled to each arrangement will make it clear who they’re for and will make sure that everyone ends up with the right posy or buttonhole.

We hope these tips help and we wish you everything floral!!!


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