From cascade and posy to hand-tied, pomander and even composite bouquets, finding the perfect floral arrangements for your big day can mean working through a minefield of terminology, and that's before you even start thinking about colours and themes.
Here some of the team at Arcade Florist, who have been supplying stunning wedding bouquets and arrangements to Walsall couples for over XX years, offer their advice on how to choose the ultimate flower décor for your big day:
In order to feel organised and prepared for your wedding day arrange a meeting with your florist as soon as you start your wedding planning. Your florist will use this initial meeting as a time to get to know you and understand what theme, colours and style you would like for your flowers.
It is a good idea to bring along with you some key information including:
The bride's bouquet is the most important floral arrangement for the day. When arranging your first meeting with your florist, bring a picture of your dress with you (if possible) as this will help the team determine the kind of bouquet which will sit best with its style, shape and detailing. Colour is also a key factor to consider, particularly with traditional white, ivory and cream dresses, but don't worry -any good florist will be happy to recommend the type of bloom that will work best with your look.
Seasonal colour is an important part of your decision when finding your ideal flowers. The colours chosen should complement your bridal gown, the wedding theme and the clothing of the rest of the bridal party.
When thinking about colour you should also consider what the flowers will be situated next to or up against in your room, marquee or outdoor area – your florist will be able to help you choose colours that will stand out and won't get lost within the backdrop.
Did you know choosing flowers that are in-season can save you a lot of money. For example: tulips are beautiful but they bloom in late winter/early spring. Although florists can still use them year-round you could be charged as much as five times their normal cost out of season due to importing costs. Your florist will be able to advise which flowers will be in season at the time of your big day.
Arcade Florist pride themselves on being able to offer stunning flowers for the biggest day of your lives. If you would like to request a meeting please feel free to give the team a call on 01922 746971