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Flowers for Your Wedding Day

Wedding flowers
You might have flipped through your umpteenth glossy flower magazine and decided that a dome of red roses just isn’t your thing – or maybe it is! Either way, where do you start when talking about flowers for your wedding? Contacting your local florist and booking in to have a bridal consultation is a very good idea, but don’t go to the first meeting empty handed; your florist might be talented but they aren’t always mind readers and you don’t want to waste both of your time looking through magazines in their shop!

Prepare some ideas; start with colour of your wedding, shape of your dress and the general theme of your day. Have you got a location decided for your ceremony and reception – will this dictate the theme (old barn, modern restaurant, beachside café, local dance hall?). Decide before you go to the florist on who you would like to have flowers on the day – just the bride, or perhaps the whole wedding party. Mums, dads and grandparents can feel special with a token buttonaire, but it’s really up to you. And most important of all; have a good idea on how much you would like to spend before you go.


The florist will give you a detailed quote and you should be able to select the things you really want and maybe you have to leave out a few luxuries, tell them your budget if you feel comfortable and they will offer suggestions as to how you can maximise your dollar. Wedding flowers are more costly than ordinary flowers because of a few considerations – a florist will also pay premiums on their stock for the best quality on your day (priority freight to ensure safe delivery, buying extra bunches to accommodate for bunches being different than expected, using specialty growers to get the colours and varieties you want. Plus the time and effort behind the scenes to design and quote, prepare and make your treasured bouquets).

If you don’t feel like the florist you have spoken to is reasonable, shop around and find someone whom you can talk to. If they are of high standards they will be able to show you where their value is included, and that value will be seen and appreciated on your wedding day with flowers that you and your guests will remember for your life.

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