Updated: Oct 14, 2021
By 2023, flowers are predicted to be a $16 billion industry—and much of that comes from couples just like you who want to make their wedding day everything they’ve ever dreamed and more. When you’re making major wedding choices, like picking the best venue, finding the perfect gown or tuxedo, crafting a delicious menu, and deciding between a band and a DJ, flowers may not seem like the most complicated decision you have to make—and they shouldn’t be!
Follow these six steps and make your wedding flower decision your easiest one yet:
1. Define Your Budget
Don’t underestimate the cost of your wedding flowers—after all, you’re talking about centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, flower girl petals, mother-of-the-bride- and groom corsages, and more. That can quickly add up to more than 10 percent of your overall wedding budget. Sit down with your fiancé to discuss what you’re comfortable spending based on your needs.
2. Do Your Research
You don’t have to become a horticulturist, but you should have some basic flower knowledge, if you don’t already. You should know the blooms you like and the ones you don’t, which flowers will be out of season on your wedding date, whether you want fragrant flowers or not, and other preferences.
3. Be Inspired
If you’ve been to a wedding with a flower scheme you envied, reach out to the happy couple for some tips. Social media is another great tool for inspiration, from Instagram accounts like @bowsandarrowsflowers for a “go big or go home” approach, green-minded @farmgirlflowers, and the classic @modernbouquet, to just about any #weddingflower pins on Pinterest, you’ll never be short on inspiration.
4. Incorporate Your Color Scheme
You most likely spent a painstaking amount of time deciding what your wedding color scheme is going to be, don’t let it stop at the flowers! While they don’t have to be obvious, matchy-matchy in style, consider flowers that complement your colors in an organic way.
5. Find Your Florist
A good florist is hard to find, that’s why you should get started on your search early. Ask friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations and read online reviews of your options. But don’t underestimate the importance of an in-person meeting before you commit. After all, just because someone else worked well with a certain florist doesn’t guarantee you’ll vibe with each other—and the same goes for florists with some critics.
6. Be Openminded
Don’t be too set in your ways to be open to recommendations from your florist that you may have not considered before—this is what they do for a living. That being said, don’t let them talk you into something you won’t be happy with. Remember, this is your day and it should be exactly what you want.
Now you know the steps to take when you’re ready to choose flower arrangements and a florist for your big day, but first you have to pick the perfect venue! Contact the experts at Crest Hollow Country Club and start planning today.