When picking your flowers for your wedding day, it’s essential that your florist has the same vision as you for your wedding and knows what you want. To make sure you’re both on the same page, you must know what to bring.
Once you’ve picked and booked your florist for your wedding date, you don’t have to worry about finalising details until about two months before, so you should have most of the rest of your colour scheme, dress and other details booked.
The most important thing to bring is pictures. You should get as many images as possible of your reception space, ceremony space, wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and groomsmen suits. This way, your florist will see what the rooms they’re dressing up in are like, as well as the suits the boutonnieres are going on and the dresses the bridesmaids are wearing.
It’s also a good idea to bring any other inspiration tears and pictures so your florist can see the overall theme and colours that you want on your day. Your florist will know best what flowers and colours complement your wedding idea.
You should also bring any fabric swatches you have for the dresses. You might not think it, but texture matters when it comes to choosing your bouquets, and if you have a fabric swatch or at least a detailed description and photo of the dresses and fabrics, your florist will be able to pick the best bouquet for you and your bridesmaids.
Finally, make sure you bring a complete checklist of the flowers you need for your wedding day. That’s everything, from bouquets and boutonnieres to centrepieces and flower petals for the flower girl. You may think you’ve remembered everything, but it’s easy to forget about some of the finer details, such as corsages, decoration flowers for your cake, centrepieces for the top table or flowers for your hair if that’s what you want. Make sure you have a complete list and check it twice before going to your florist.