Wedding Flowers 101: What Wedding Flowers Do I Need?

​Are you looking at ​​inspiration photos and asking yourself, "What wedding flowers do I need?" You're not alone! Often, my clients​ ask me what flowers they need in certain spaces, or what I would recommend. The possibilities can be endless. Last week, we talked about how to develop a wedding planning checklist. So at this stage in the journey, my hope is that ​you now know what your priorities are for your wedding. ​Typically, you'd know what vendors are on your checklist, and what tasks you need to complete. ​But once you know that you need floral design, how do you actually know ​"what wedding flowers do I need?"

wedding camellia and rose arrangement

Camelias & roses - Photo by Suzanne Rothmeyer

So this week, we are ​​talking about how to prioritize ​your floral needs and come up with a plan. ​First, I want to share with you some key tips about how to figure out what wedding flowers you need:

  • Flowers should enhance the parts of your wedding that are most important to you. Use flowers to give your event more emphasis where it matters​! And thanks to the work you did last week ​to list your priorities, you know exactly what ​that means to you. This ​varies dramatically by couple, which is why in my business, there is no "one-size-fits-all" floral design​.
  • Personal flowers often get priority. ​​Learn why some people only need bouquets and boutonnieres to feel like they got the flowers they needed.
  • Let the pros help you. If you can't figure out what you need, start with a list of wants. Any good floral designer will help you narrow down from there​. We ​want you to have an amazing wedding!

​Next, you'll want to make a checklist and start ranking your items, ​very similar to ​what we did last week. ​​​Florists can always make recommendations, but we can't ​tell you what is most important to you! So this week, I'm sharing a comprehensive list of wedding flowers​ to help you ​think through all the things you might need. It has every single floral line item that I have ​prepared for any client who asks! It also includes a lot more information on the three key tips I shared above. It's far too long to put here, especially with the checklist included. ​But you can get the whole ​big PDF by entering your e-mail below. ​It will definitely ​give you the tools to answer the question, "what wedding flowers do I need?"​

​Next week, we are going to talk more in depth about centerpieces​ so you know what options are out there. In the meantime, if ​you have other questions you would like to see answered, please leave a comment below! And ​whenever you are ready to talk about your wedding, you can read about our approach to weddings and​ ​book a consultation here​! Hope you all have a great week!

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