Friday, September 4, 2015

Planning a Wedding: Wedding Flowers

We have seen the face and we know what your thinking, why do my wedding flowers cost so much?
You were envisioning something like this:
And you can afford something a little more like this: 
A lot of couples underestimate the importance and cost of flowers, so before you set your floral budget for your wedding here are a few things to consider. 

Wedding flowers require a lot of preparation- Floral wedding preparation includes a lot more than you might think.  Most couples will meet with their florist multiple times, first to discuss their ideas and then to go over a mock up of the wedding.  The florist has to order all the flowers weeks before your wedding to ensure that they have all the materials needed to make exactly what is discussed on the big day. 

Wedding flowers must be processed-  Your wedding flowers will arrive about a week before their big day and the florist will begin to prepare them.  This includes counting, clipping, cleaning, and re-hydrating the blooms . Then the flowers are monitored to make sure that when we bring them to you they are in their most beautiful state. 

Wedding flowers are works of art-  Have you ever looked at a wedding bouquet up close? The work that goes into making a single bouquet would blow your mind.  It takes a lot of wires, tape, glue, and love to make a bouquet and centerpieces for wedding.  There is an art to it.  It takes a lot of flowers to make a bouquet look full and a lot of knowledge to make sure that it stays together exactly the way that you want it to. We know,  everyone knows someone who thinks that they can just go to the market and pick up some flowers and put them in a vase, and you can. But, it will look like you want to the market and bought some flowers and put them in a vase. You get what you pay for and in this case you pay for expertise and artistry.  

Wedding flowers need to be transported-  Can you imagine having to pick up your flowers and set them up on the big day? Of course you can't!  This is the last thing that anyone should be worrying about on their wedding day.  Plus, we have trained professionals that will ensure that every
thing arrives safe and in tip top shape.

The art of making and transporting flowers is a lot more detailed than you would initially assume.  
The best way to ensure that you get exactly what you hoped for is to be open and honest with your florist from the start. Talk to them about what flowers you hope to use and what kind of budget you are working with.  A good florist will be open and honest with you too.  They will discuss other options if what you are looking for won't work with your budget and they will make sure that in the end you arrive at an end product that you both can agree on!

~Blumz by JRDesigns

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