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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.
Anne has 15 years’ experience in floristry and offers flowers for all occasions, with particular focus on weddings. Her passion is to create innovative, individual and inspirational designs from bouquets to table centrepieces and buttonholes. Her particular attention to detail produces stunning arrangements which reflect the style and personality of the bridal couple and she is happy to advise on suitable flowers and colours to enhance their special day.
Call for a free personal consultation in the comfort of your own home.
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.
Wedding flowers are a speciality of the creative and innovative florists who make up team Bruallen. With their flair and imagination, all wedding trends and themes are possible, a promise highlighted by the number of wedding floristry awards they have won. They were even the chosen florists when television’s popular Doc Martin tied the knot!
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.
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.
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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