Weddings are a stressful time, but they shouldn't be. We wanted to share some tips from our years of hard earned experience planning wedding flowers in Mississauga to help you plan ahead and alleviate as much of that stress as possible.
GET ON PINTEREST
Make a private board, invite your florist to it, add all the things you like.
It saves a lot of time in your consultation to have a visual idea of the things you like. Pinterest is full of ideas and sometimes your florist may even have a board they post their own work on, so you can use that to give them ideas of things they've already done that you like.
Sidenote: Just please stop adding things the week of your wedding. We've probably got a lot already made and if you throw something in there that doesn't look anything like what you asked for we're going to start second-guessing and it stresses us out.
DON'T USE SUBJECTIVE COLOURS
By that we mean colours that vary from person to person.
Saying you want chartreuse is not going to help us at all. Look at all the variations given here! Use simple colours to explain what you want. In this case just say yellow-green. Eggplant is another tough one, how about very dark purple.
DON'T FORGET TO TELL US WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TOO
We can't quite read minds yet, so if you really hate blue hydrangeas but you want white ones in your blue-coloured wedding please please let us know. This happens far too often and really can only end in someone being unhappy. (And we really don't want it to be you!)
YOU WON'T SEE THE FLOWERS WEEKS IN ADVANCE
All of your flowers will be done in the few days before, so calling two weeks ahead to ask if you can see them is...well...not going to work.
TALK TO US ABOUT THE LOGISTICS OF THE DAY
We're worker bees tried and true, if you read about us here, you can see that we've been doing this a long time! So if you want us to take all the floral from the ceremony and use it in the reception we can do that! But expect to see us with sweaty faces, dirty hair and casual clothes buzzing around for a few minutes while we scramble to turn everything over! We try our hardest not to be seen by taking back halls and roundabout ways but we may pop though a group of guests to set an arrangement on a table or two. (It's very awkward for a bride to request we do this and not tell us it's a black-tie wedding. We would have dressed a little nicer if we knew!!)
Cutting as many costs as you can? Consider having your bouquet tied with twine if it works with your colors and theme. Ribbons can be very very expensive and aren't really talked about other than color. It could save you up to $15 a bouquet. (Or, you know, ask for raw silk and velvet and rack that price up another $45!!) If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!