Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…? – Magical Monday

As we continue our series for the recently engaged, we are now about 5-7 months away from saying “I do!”

With the wheels of wedding planning picking up their speed, it is now the most beautiful time in the process to select your florist!

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by Shelli Renee.

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by Shelli Renee.

In order to make this process a little bit easier for you, we have compiled a list of key facts and tips in order to aid your way through.

First things first, as we have mentioned with just about every vendor selection…. BUDGET! Know what you are willing to invest in your wedding day for each category, and make sure those budgets add up in line with your ultimate wedding day investment. This should be one of your very first starting points when meeting with potential florists. You don’t want to waste any of their time, or your own time, with unrealistic possibilities.

Focus on what will work for you!

Next up, have an idea of what you are interested in! If you walk in with just a budget in mind, but lack any sort of direction towards your wedding day vision- you are going to be pulling a wild card when you meet with florists. Now, we aren’t saying that the florist will not work with you, but we are saying you may find it a bit more challenging in taking this route, versus showing your vendor what you have interest in.

Providing them with a vision, or storyboard, gives them the leeway to adjust and personalize your desires in ways you hadn’t even imagined!

According to WeddingWire, couples should use their bouquet (if applicable) for a reference point in their floral decisions, as your bouquet is the statement floral piece!

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by Shelli Renee.

Bouquet by House of Flowers. Photography by Shelli Renee.

Bouquet by Make It Happen Events. Photography by April & Co.

Bouquet by Make It Happen Events. Photography by April & Co.

There are a few common faux paus in modern age when it comes to wedding day florals. 

The first we can thank Pinterest as clients try to have their inspiration replicated- this leads to immediate disappointment when it doesn’t go as planned. We want to avoid this through you having an open mind! Be open to new colors, floral types, and of course, new styles! Think of everything included in your big day, and how the florals will fit in.

Fairy Godmother couple Brett & Whitney Bouquet by Cherry Blossom Bouquets. Photography by Jonah & Lindsay Long.

Bouquet by Cherry Blossom Bouquets. Photography by Jonah & Lindsay Long.

Think of choosing florals as trying on a bunch of dresses (which we are sure you have already done!), there may be a style of flower that you haven’t seen yet. Let your florist use their knowledge and experience to help guide you through this process, after all, they are to be your trusted professional!

If you would love some fairy magic for your magical day, contact Fairy Godmother and let the Fairies help you!