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Choosing flowers to compliment but not overpower for your venue can be a daunting task. Every bride hopes to have venue with a WOW factor, one that their wedding guests will remember, and flowers can play a large part in creating the scene you want.
Many people feel that the money spent on flowers can be spent elsewhere as they can only be used for that day and some may die before the day is over. If this is the case, artificial silk flowers are always an option and can look just as good!
Everyone has their preference, I wasn’t that picky. Fresh flowers seemed very expensive especially since I was going to throw mine. I found an affordable bunch of artificial flowers that were my exact colours!! The church I used was beautifully decorated so there was no need for flowers there and I didn’t feel that my bridesmaids needed them either. The grooms men also wore artificial buttonholes.
Susan E, London
Fresh Flowers and Bouquets
Make sure you specify when and where the flowers will be delivered if you are using fresh flowers on your wedding day. Don’t forget to ask if someone from your florists will be there to assist you on the day of the wedding. A good floral designer should be there to help pin on the boutonnieres and corsages etc. Also ask if this is at an additional cost. Protect yourself by putting payments on a credit card in case there is a breach of contract.
Tosin A, Kent
Flowers for the venue
Ask to see previous examples of wedding bouquets, not just photos. Look at the level of attention to detail.Â Let your florist know your budget from the start, they can then select the flowers to fit into it. Giving your florist your colour theme, gives them an idea of what you want, preferably a photograph of your dress and your bridesmaids dresses would also help. Always request a trial run of your flowers a few weeks before the wedding, so you know exactly what you’re getting – it’s simple and may cost a little extra, but it is one less thing to worry about.
Christiana S, London