Our top advice would always be to choose a florist that you feel a genuine connection with. Look for people who share your innate style, who will instantly understand your vision, and who will confidently curate a day that truly reflects you. This extends to all your suppliers, select creatives that you love, its your chance to have something that is completely yours. Never feel that you can't shoot for wedding stars! We love to arrange meetings with each of our couples/brides, this is everyone's opportunity to bond and your opportunity to feel truly secure in your choice.
Know what's in season or discuss this early on with your florist. If your venue is booked for April, dahlia's are not your flowers, but tulips and ranunculus are! Likewise, if your planning an autumnal extravagance, there are a wealth of beautiful flowers for you - but peonies are not them. Don't ever feel disheartened though, your florist will know how to create your palette whatever the time of year. We love styling with the seasons! Natures abundance is vast, and your florist may have all sorts of gorgeous flora and fauna ideas that you may not have thought of... its our job!
3. GET THOUGHTFUL
Know your venue, and discuss key focal points with your florist. Our moto is always- less is more. This absolutely doesn't mean you need no flowers, but what you do need is to choose their placement wisely. Go big on staircases, mantelpieces and aisle florals. Maximise on the beauty and the impact of striking displays, as opposed to scattering florals throughout your venue. And remember, archways and installation pieces can create focal points where they may not exist. Think brave and be creative!
4. DOUBLE UP
Dual use is another really great way of making your florals go further. Big flowering urns can flank your aisle and then be moved to your reception space and enjoyed throughout the day. Pew ends can be easily redistributed onto the back of top table chairs. or even popped into vases to decorate a window sill. A huge sweeping meadow can be both your staircase display and your ceremony walkway. It might not always be possible, but discussing these option with your florist may allow you to get the very best out of the flowers you choose.
5. THINK ECO
Last but by no means least. It might cost you a little bit more, but choosing florals that are seasonal, locally sourced and sustainably constructed will help us all to live in a greener world. For us, its all about minimising our waste, reusing what we can, and limiting our negative foot print. If this matters to you too, then ask your florist, or any of your suppliers, what you can do it instil an eco approach on your big day.