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Planning Wedding Flowers with a Florist


As you make your way through the wedding planning process, you will meet the wedding flowers on the checklist. Flowers are an essential part of the designs at the wedding arch and throughout the reception space. A good florist will be able to help you create your vision on your budget. We are sharing a few tips to help you plan your wedding flowers with your florist.

A Florist Creates Your Wedding Style

Before you arrive at your chosen florist, take a moment to imagine your wedding day and the aesthetic you want to create. The style created in your imagination is just the beginning. You will need to be able to convey that vision to your florist. The best way to share your ideas is through images. Explore magazines, gain inspiration and create a collage of ideas to take with you to your florist. Your theme and color palette are fundamental to choosing your blooms. A good florist will be able to use your picture board of ideas to bring your vision to life on your wedding day.


Budgeting for the Wedding Florist

Couples usually allocate between 8% and 10% of their total budget on wedding flowers. This can be a significant amount of money. How much you spend on your wedding flowers will have everything to do with the types of blooms you choose and the amount of flowers required to bring your dream space to life. A good florist will be able to help you find a balance between budget and imagination. Premium silk flowers can be used alone or incorporated within artificial arrangements to create more savings. If your heart is set on live flowers, a florist will be able to help you choose your blooms wisely. Choosing blooms in season will help you avoid the more expensive wedding flowers out of season. Allow your florist to guide you and help you navigate your budget.

Choosing Centerpieces

Your florist will be able to help you explore and choose the type of centerpieces for your experience. Fishbowl centerpieces are created with clusters of flowers in a glass bowl. Tiered centerpieces create additional layers of flowers. A breakaway involves shorter to medium height arrangements of different blooms in a grouping to create a centerpiece. Trumpet arrangements are cone-shaped with a narrow top in a tall vase. Dais centerpieces overhang the front of the table. This type of centerpiece is usually arranged on the sweetheart table, since it is a lower placement that creates the desired design without blocking the view of the bride and groom. A pedestal is a vase on a decorative platform that holds overflowing wedding flowers that cascade down the sides. Your florist should recommend centerpieces to match the setting.


A List for Your Florist

Your florist will need a short list of information for the project you are planning. Deciding how many flowers and which types of flowers requires a little estimating. Your florist will need to know the size of the venue, the number and size of the tables and the size of the ceremony space. They will also need to know the dimensions of your wedding arch, whether you want rose petals decorated on your aisle, and the number of bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages you will require. The quantity of flowers will be affected by the size of the blooms. Making a list in advance can help you plan with your florist.

Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva

A vision exists in your imagination, but to make it a reality, it cannot stay there. Bring your vision to Crystal Ballroom on Lake Melva and discover a wedding venue that is designed just for you. Master wedding designers and in-house florists will help you choose your colors, theme, décor and floral arrangements. Planners will create a custom wedding package that bundles the venue, furnishings, staff services, décor options and all of your wedding flowers. Bring your imagination to the design studio at Crystal Ballroom and create a fairy tale. Contact an event advisor to schedule your complimentary VIP tour and customization consultation.



Discover the Crystal Ballroom experience. Imagine your unique moments during a guided tour behind the scenes, and receive a consultation with our planning professionals. 

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