Flowers make your special day unique and memorable and are often the first thing your guests notice. When you meet with your florist, come prepared. We came up with a few suggestions to help you get the look you want without breaking the bank.
Be you: Find a style to pull everything together. Will your wedding be black tie, semi-formal, or casual? What words best describe your wedding – whimsical, traditional, rustic? Do you envision cascading and wild arrangements, or something more traditional?
Beyond the bouquet: Know exactly what you need – personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, flower crowns, and hair pieces), as well as ceremony and reception arrangements. Don’t forget tablescapes, mantel décor, welcome signs, and seating arrangement swags.
Don’t buy it if you don’t have to: Many florists offer backdrops, centerpiece containers, and lanterns for rent at reasonable prices.
Flower favs: Is your heart set on a specific flower? Mention your must-have blooms, but be prepared for last-minute substitutions if they are unavailable.
Know the numbers: Your flower choices are key when deciding on a budget. Selecting in-season blooms that your florist can purchase from a local grower may help curtail costs.
The biggest trend for 2020: COLOR! Vibrant, hot pinks and violet are trending for spring and summer, and deep burgundy and red are the focus for the fall. If your style is more monochromatic, include a pop of color to brighten your arrangements.
Looking for unique floral designs?
Contact mother-daughter designers Sandy Ondrejcak and Allie Ferraro, owners of Copper Moon Floral & Events, who will help bring your vision to life. Visit coppermoonfloral.com, or call 301-885-9750 for more information.