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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.

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Helping Your Florist

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:

  • Swatches of material from your dress and your bridesmaids’ outfits
  • Photographs or sketches of the style of your dresses
  • Photographs you have cut out of magazines of arrangements you like

Work out your budget in advance so your florist can advise on the best way to use it.

What flowers will you need?

  • Your bouquet
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Buttonholes for the men in the bridal party
  • Corsages for your Mum and his
  • Flowers for the ceremony
  • Flowers for the reception

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.

HANNAH BURNETT FLORISTRY

Plymouth-based
Tel: 07887 369275
Email:

Website: www.hannahburnettflorist.co.uk

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.

H WATTS FLORAL DESIGN

159 Plymstock Road, Oreston, Plymouth PL9 7LJ
Tel: 01752 403617
Email:

Website: www.hwattsflorist.co.uk

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.

PEAMORE FLORA

Peamore Gardens, Alphington, Exeter EX2 9SJ
Tel: 01392 833450
Email: peamoreflora@btinternet.com

Website: www.peamoreflora.co.uk

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.