“Flowers are the sweetest thing God has ever made and forgot to put soul into” -Henry Ward Beecher
One of the pivotal aspects that make a wedding venue and reception so beautiful is the decor and an excellent way to augment aesthetics is through floral arrangements. Sure, sifting through flower designs and inspirations is nothing but pure fun, but that is just one aspect in the entire process. Actually getting down to business by choosing and designing your own arrangement can be quite the challenge. After all, it might be as simple as picking your favorite flowers to you, but the logistics of floral arrangements can be quite tricky and complicated. Apart from knowing the difference between several kinds of flowers, you also need to ensure that the blooms you do choose would be maximized according to the season. On top of that, you have to factor in your wedding floral arrangements into your already tight budget–not exactly a walk in the park, is it? Well, that is precisely what your florist is for. In this article, we have collected a series of common mistakes most couples do when they are choosing their flowers and in a sense, it is a collection of things most florists wish you knew.
So, before booking a wedding place and looking for your floral blooms, take a gander at this list and avoid making the same mistakes:
1.) Trying to replicate inspiration
While there is no harm in taking floral arrangement inspirations from Pinterest, magazines or even tear sheets, know that it might not always be possible to replicate what you see exactly. Sure, you can gush about the floral arrangement, but do not expect your florist to nail down every single detail of it. Instead, focus less on replicating the photo and instead, be comfortable with the fact that your inspiration for a floral arrangement would be utilized as a springboard for a new interpretation by your florist. There would still be some aspects present there, but it would not be a complete replica if what you want.
2.) Saying No Before Actually Knowing
While flowers are excellent wedding decoration pieces that add to the overall aesthetics, some couples do not think so and would rather fill the reception and wedding venue space with anything else other than flowers. They would choose nonfloral objects such as candles, satin ribbons and the like in lieu of flowers. However, take note that flowers, albeit a bit expensive, are necessary to soften a space. Instead of option for no flowers at all, tell your florist that flowers are not your main priority. Your florists can then incorporate floral wreaths into your wedding decorations without them being the main feature. In this regard, they can be accents which are used to bring out the overall beauty of the place.
3.) Not being open minded about colors
Sometimes, couples who are so dead set on following a wedding theme and motif would be inflexible and close-minded as regards alternative color palettes and flower types. More often than not, they already have a palette and flowers in mind and would disregard (or perhaps are unaware) of other rare blooms that are consequently in season at the time of their wedding. If you want to maximize the aesthetics of your wedding venue through floral arrangements, be loose and open minded about your floral choices. You are talking to an expert after all, they should know what beautiful blooms are in season for your wedding.
4.) Assuming you need flowers everywhere
Do not be that couple whose wedding became a floral explosion. While flowers are nice, they are meant to enhance the overall beauty of your reception area. There is no absolute need to decorate every nook and cranny of your reception space with flower arrangements. Remember, they might look gorgeous from your point of view, but you would only be wasting money as these go unseen, unappreciated and overlooked once the space fills with people. Instead, focus your floral budget on a singular memorable statement piece. The rest of your budget can then go to accent details.