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10 Of The Most Important Things Your Local Florist Wishes You Knew

Here are the top things you need to know.

10 Of The Most Important Things Your Local Florist Wishes You Knew

Have you got a Pinterest board full of gorgeous bouquets and beautiful centrepieces? We bet you’re the type of bride-to-be that’s put a lot of thought into her wedding flowers. But there are a few things you need to know before booking that local florist and making any decisions. Here are ten tips that your florist wants you to keep in mind for your wedding day.

1. The season matters

If you ask for calla lilies in November, or any other flower that’s out of season, it’s going to cost you WAY more money. Choose flowers that will be in natural season around your wedding day, stay flexible and have an open mind.

2. Not all florists are the same

When you’re choosing a local florist, ask a few questions, including:

  • What their delivery service is
  • How far before your wedding the bouquets will be created
  • What other services they provide (table decorations etc.)

3. There’s no “wedding tax” put on flowers

Flowers aren’t just expensive because they’re for your wedding. The reason they take up a large part of your budget is because so many hours are spent on designing them. Nowadays, brides want very complex details within their bouquets, which requires more work from your local florist. From start to finish, with meetings, planning and designing, bringing your flowers to life can take a while. Remember, you’re ordering a custom bouquet (well, more than one actually…)

4. DIY isn’t as easy as it seems

Due to the expense of flowers, a lot of brides are choosing to put their own bouquets together or ask a friend to help. If you want to do that, that’s fine. But make sure you do your research. It looks easy to go down the DIY route, but you need to remember thorns and anything else pointy!

5. The heat can be harsh on flowers

If you’re getting married during the summer months, the heat can really take a toll on your flowers. So limit the amount you pose outside or have a bridesmaid carry a parasol with you. And be sure to give them a drink, too!

6. Consider the environment

If you work with a local florist and they work with local gardeners, this means less gas and refrigeration used. Top tip: organic flowers tend to last longer!

7. Don’t use overly scented flowers

You might think some flowers smell amazing. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be a great fit for your centrepieces. Scents really impact our taste buds. If you have highly-fragrant flowers in your table centrepieces, it could negatively affect how your food tastes to your guests. Plus, smells are individual – something that might smell amazing to you, might not to your other guests.

8. Think about your overall look

It’s so important that your overall wedding look flows together – including your flowers and bridal party. For instance, don’t select flowers for your bouquet that will clash with your bridesmaid dresses. If your venue is really colourful, go for simple colours. Think of it as a whole image to help you make better decisions.

9. Add a personal touch

Whether it’s a piece of your mum’s veil wrapped around your bouquet or jewels in your hair flowers, this is such a great way to bring more meaning to your florals. It’s so easy to do too. Just remember to give the memento to your local florist in good time.

Some florists will also create details for your cake or entrance arches. Ask your florist if this is something they can do and get an idea for the work they can create.

10. Trust your suppliers

Local florists work with natural products which mean they need to stay flexible. Prepare for them to make alterations if the flowers you’ve ordered haven’t quite bloomed. But just remember that your florist wants to make your florals look perfect. Try not to turn into a bridezilla!

Your local florist wants to work with you to create the wedding flowers of your dreams. But keeping these tips in mind will allow you to say those magic words surrounded by wonderful florals.


Step into a world filled with gorgeous blooms and stunning designs to find your perfect florist. Handpicked to provide the right aesthetic and style for every wedding, immerse yourself in the beauty of the department by booking an appointment to meet with a consultant at The Wedding Gallery today.

By Holly Sutton

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10 of the most important things your local florist wishes you knew