Nothing completes the look of a wedding quite like flowers. They pull together the wedding theme, color scheme and create an ambiance unlike any other decor items. In the rush of wedding planning, don't overlook the importance of flowers. Here are five common wedding flower mistakes to avoid.
1. Not Budgeting for Flowers
Many brides neglect budgeting for flowers because they have no idea how much it is going to cost them. Instead of leaving it a mystery and avoiding writing down a number, call a few local florists. Let them know what you are looking for and get a general cost estimate.
Doing this research will give you an idea of how to budget for your wedding flowers and save you heartache down the road.
2. Waiting too Long to Book a Florist
High-quality, professional florists will get booked up quickly. Many florists will only do a certain number of weddings per weekend. We suggest booking your florist at least five months in advance. If you reserve your date with your florist early they will have more time to plan and prepare.
3. Not Communicating With Your Florist
Before you go to your first meeting with your florist, form a clear vision of what you want your wedding flowers to look like. It's important to tell your florist exactly what you are wanting, and even what you don't want! For example, if you hate red roses but the only thing you told your florist is that you want red flower arrangements, you might find yourself disappointed.
A little communication goes a long way!
4. Ruling Out Expensive Blooms
Don't immediately rule out the thought of having expensive blooms in your centerpieces due to budget restrictions. Before shutting out the idea, come to your florist with an open mind. Even if you don't have a large budget, your florist will have alternative options that look similar. There is always a way to compromise and your florist has your best interests at heart.
5. Trying to DIY Floral Arrangements
It's best to stay away from DIY floral arrangements unless you have professional help. Florists are used to brides calling at the last minute feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared. Avoid this wedding flower mistake and know that it's worth it to book a professional florist.