When meeting with potential florists, bring your ideas, magazine tear sheets, and a sense of how much you want to spend (many couples choose to allocate seven to 10 percent of their total budget). To give you an idea of what wedding flowers can cost, we asked three florists to share the particulars of a recent order.
Any professional florist knows that the design of your centerpieces should depend largely on the shape and size of the reception tables you've selected. But it pays for you to give the matter some thought, too, so that when you talk specifics with your florist you'll have an even better sense of your options (and be able to nail down a solid plan that much sooner). To show you the best way to proceed, we asked top floral designers for advice.