Flowers are an essential part of a bride's wedding day: They set the vibe for the décor theme, take up a significant portion of the wedding budget, and, most importantly, live forever in wedding photos! We reached out to the team at White Lilac Inc., a California-based event-design firm, for genius tips on how to make those pictures of wedding flowers on your Pinterest board come to life for your big day.
Do your homework.
Every floral designer has a unique aesthetic and it's important that the florist's style aligns with your wedding-day vision. By researching portfolios of a florist's work, you can get a sense of whether or not you like their style. Aspects of design direction can get lost in translation, so choosing a florist whose past work you already love will ensure that you are pleased with the end result.
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Splurge on the "wow" factor.
Bouquets and boutonnieres are important, but they're also accessories that probably aren't going to stand out in the grand scheme of the day. For this reason, the White Lilac team suggests allocating more of the floral budget towards reception and ceremony décor since it will set the stage for your event by really impressing your guests. Plus, these aspects will be photographed the most.
Think outside the box.
When communicating with your florist, pictures that inspired your overall theme and vision for your special day are more helpful than pictures of actual flower arrangements. Your florist is an artist who uses flowers to create beautiful works of art; by insisting on arrangements "exactly as they are in the picture" you're missing out. It's better to collaborate with your florist to come up with something truly original and spectacular for your wedding.