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The cost of your wedding flowers depends very much on the time of year, so if you want a huge display don’t choose to get married in the middle of winter when you’ll have to pay a fortune for sufficient blooms.
You can have virtually any flowers you choose at any time of year, but, for the best value, always try to choose flowers in season.Spring and early summer are when the biggest choice of blooms is available – it’s something of a myth that flowers are easy to come by in the height of summer – though even in winter you can achieve dramatic effects with mountains of foliage and winter berries.
When if comes to your wedding flowers, think classic whites, rich crimson reds, passionate deep purples or blazing blues, all set off by luscious green foliage.
Today’s brides are making a real statement with their flowers and choosing vibrant, striking colours. For a really stunning effect, pick a simple floral theme using just one colour – or shades of one colour – and let your imagination run riot. Roses are a perennial favourite, but arum lilies and brightly coloured gerberas are hugely popular.
If you’re looking for a wonderful scent, think of delicate freesias, sweet peas, lilies of the valley and if you want a trailing cascade bouquet, think Singapore orchids or scented jasmine.
Do book your florist early. Good florists often take just one wedding per day so you need to book nine months to a year in advance. You won’t actually have to choose your flowers at this point, so don’t panic!
Around three months before the wedding, make an appointment with your florist to go into detail and make some definite decisions. To help your florist get an idea of the style of your wedding, take with you:
Work out your budget in advance so your florist can advise on the best way to use it.
What flowers will you need?
Remember: If you’re having a religious ceremony, you may be able to share the cost of the flowers in the church with another wedding on the same day. Your minister will be able to advise you. If you’re marrying at a register office, you’ll probably find there is a fresh floral arrangement always on display. Some civil ceremony and reception venues may include certain floral arrangements in the cost. Check what is included and ask if you can choose the colours of the arrangements provided.
Having been in the flower business for more than 20 years, Butterflies & Roses has a well-earned reputation as one of Plymouth’s most trusted florists.
They specialise in stunning wedding flowers which will make a lasting impression on all your guests and they pride themselves on creating floral bouquets and displays which will exceed your expectations.
Chelsea Flower Show medallists Fleurtations create fabulous wedding flowers and pride themselves on their excellent customer service and attention to detail. Your choice of flowers makes a visual statement that reflects your personality and style. Whether you are planning a simple and low-key event, a traditional country style wedding, a sleek elegant contemporary look or a flamboyant affair with emphasis on the WOW factor, they will listen to your ideas and guide you in your choice of flowers and designs.
Individual design, a personal service and a fresh approach to bridal flowers is guaranteed, regardless of your budget. Your wedding flowers will reflect your style and personality and friendly experts will gladly advise on flower choices and colours – as well as how to make the most of your budget. they also offer a rental service for glassware, table props and chair covers and sashes.
Hannah prides herself on providing a professional, unique service across the south west, working closely with every bride. She creates all the designs herself, personally ensuring both quality and uniqueness. And with 10 years’ experience she can provide both inspiration and endless ideas.
Unique, imaginative wedding flowers re he speciality of this family business, established in Plymouth for over 60 years and now boasting six experienced and fully qualified florists. Flowers are sourced locally where possible and Dutch wholesalers are always on hand to provide fresh flowers on a daily basis, as well as to source the most exotic of blooms if required.
From stunning posies of flowers to bridal brooch bouquets, beautiful table centrepieces to wands for the flower girls and buttonholes for the men, whatever your bridal requirements, Janet Mann at More Than Perfect Wedding Flowers for You has the answer. Janet, winner of the 2016 South West Wedding Awards and a finalist in both 2015 and 2017, uses the highest quality artificial flowers and accessories imaginable and makes every order uniquely for each and every bride.
Brides on a budget can save money – and enjoy the excitement of creating their own wedding flowers – with the help of Peamore Flora.
This family-run florist and flower wholesaler, based near Exeter, specialises in DIY wedding flower supply, but also offers both part and full wedding floristry services. Visitors are welcome to browse, but for a consultation, do book an appointment.
Rachael creates unique wedding flowers for every budget whether you’re having a small intimate ceremony or a wedding extravaganza. She offers a free consultation in the comfort of your own home where she will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Simply Flowers has been providing stunning wedding flowers throughout South Devon, Somerset and Cornwall and has been privileged to work at the most prestigious venues in the area including Burgh Island, Bovey Castle, Powderham Castle, Buckland Tout-Saints and Haldon Belvedere.
They take a personal approach to you and your wedding, whatever your budget. Kate and Victoria are highly qualified and will create flowers that will amaze you and give that “wow” factor to your wedding and offer a personal design consultation service so your flowers will be simply perfect.
Owner and head florist Kate won a Silver-Gilt Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2010, a Bronze Medal in 2011 and Gold Medal in 2012, so you know you’re in capable hands.
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