Wedding Flowers - The Process
Yay, congratulations you're engaged! Now the planning begins... Whether your someone who knows exactly what you want your day to look and feel like or have absolutely no idea where to start don't worry. If you choose the best suppliers we will make the whole process a joy from start to finish. It should be fun, especially the flowers!
When to contact a florist
I think the first thing to do is have a good old chat about what you want your day to look and feel like. There are so many options nowadays and I always think it is lovely when your day reflects you both as a couple. A Pinterest board is also a brilliant way to start getting an idea of what you both like in terms of colours, venue, decor, food, stationery etc. It can be a bit of a rabbit hole but you will begin to get a good idea of where you are going with your wedding colours and style.
Once you have a venue booked, you have a date and then you can start looking at different suppliers to help bring your Pinterest board to life. I recommend making contact with a florist around 6-12 months before your wedding. Definitely 12months before if you are getting married on a Saturday in summer, as suppliers tend to fill these dates quite quickly and there's nothing worse than having your heart set on someone who is already booked.
When couples contact me, I first check I am available. I then send over an initial consultation form to get a feel for your day. After that we arrange a zoom call or if you're local, a good old fashioned cup of tea together. During the consultation we chat through all the florals. We cover dresses, suits, venue, styling, colours, like and dislikes to give me a really good understanding of the day. I then go away and put together a proposal (with all the floral items itemised) and a mood board. The mood board is a really good way of visually seeing that I have understood what you want florally and it's collaborative, so you can add things you love too.
If you are happy with the proposal (yay!) then there is an £150 deposit to hold the date with me. In between booking and your wedding I am then here if you need anything in the lead up. We then chat around 8 weeks before the wedding to go over everything and finalise designs and numbers before payment is due 4 weeks prior to the wedding.
On the morning of your wedding my team (if necessary) and I will be up at the crack of dawn to transform your venue and ceremony. I hand deliver your bouquets and buttonholes and give you little tips on how to hold them... probably the last thing you'll be thinking about when you walk down the aisle but your photographer will probably remind you during photos later!
I also have a huge array of styling props for hire, from candles to milk churns, arches to welcome signs and seating plans.