Thursday, January 14, 2010

Selecting Flowers for any Occasion

When you think about choosing your flowers for your occasion, most clients think about what type of flower and the colors?

Guess what there is a little more to it, and here are a few tips to help you out while you meet with the florist.

* Schedule a consultation with the florist to secure their services for your event.
* Have a picture or detailed description of your gown if you’re a bride or a swatch of the bridesmaid dresses for a wedding.
* If you are selecting flowers for a special occasion, bring in swatches of your attire and/or linen selection.
* Have a budget in mind, also be flexible with you budget as a secondary resort. Start out a little less than your maximum budget.
* You can save money by the type of flowers you select. Do a little research and find out what flowers are in season.
* If you are having a ceremony, find out if your church/venue allows fresh rose petals (this may stain the carpet).
* For a wedding discuss the options of reusing flowers for the ceremony and bridesmaids bouquets for the reception, they can take them home at the end of the night.

Floral Credit: Divine Designs and Events, Baltimore MD

Floral Credit: Martha Stewart
Prestigiously yours,