Pretty Petals Top Wedding Tips
Book A Consultation
We can conduct consultations Monday to Friday 9-6 and Weekend appointments can be arranged if we don’t have an event. You can also drop an email, phone or Whats app consultations for those of you unable to come into the store or who are out of the country.
Booking Your Wedding With Us
I recommend you book your wedding date with us the year before to avoid disappointment. We require a 25% deposit of the whole booking to secure your wedding date with us this is then deducted off your final balance.
Communicate your vision, likes, dislikes, and expectations but have a little flexibility and be comfortable with substitution. We want to make your wedding absolutely breathtaking. So relax, put trust in us and remember why you hired our amazing team!
Colour Scheme And Co-Ordination
Knowing what you like is just as important as knowing what you don’t like. Bring lots of pictures it is the best way to help convey what you do and do not want your floral designs to look like.
Availability Of Your Flowers
Consider the season. The season plays an important role in your choice, especially if you’re budget conscious. While non-seasonal flowers can be flown in, this increases the cost and complexity considerably.
Talk to your florist about what’s blooming when you’re set to wed and try to make those stems the mainstay of your arrangements. There are lots of lovely flowers available year-round. If you’re getting married during the hot summer months, or outside where the elements like wind and cold can come into play, you’ll need your flowers tthat are able to last.
Busy Times Of Year
There are certain times of year where flowers can be considerably higher in price or difficult to acquire these times are Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and New Year and some bank holidays.
Cost And Budget
Most brides find that flowers are an important part of their day but sometimes forget to include them in the planning from the start. When I have a budget and a theme/colour scheme, I am really able to advise you better right from the beginning and suggest styles and types of flowers to keep you in budget.
Book Your Flowers Early
Flowers come from many places such as South America, Holland, Colombia, all over the world, so it is very hard to contact farms across the world and have flowers arrive within one or two weeks. Book a florist as early as you can to make sure they are available ahead of your wedding week and to give them enough time to line everything up. Your flowers will be cheaper if you can give us the time that we need to order and source them from the best suppliers.
Don’t Overlook The Extras
The extras are those finishing touches such as fresh rose petals for your confetti shower or scattered up either side of the aisle, a bouquet to throw as you may not wish to throw your own bridal bouquet, candles to set the scene and create an atmosphere. What’s underneath a centrepiece can be as important as the arrangement itself. Linens don’t just complement the look of your centrepieces; they complete them. From runners to underlays and overlays, the right ‘undergarments’ can make flowers flourish on a table.
Flowers Aren’t Just Bouquets And Centrepieces
Sure, that’s what you think of when you think wedding flowers, but there are other arrangements to consider too. All eyes will be on the altar when you say, “I do,” so use flowers to frame the two of you. These amazing arrangements will be included in lots of the important photos, like your walk up and down the aisle and your first kiss.