Newly engaged, planning a wedding, or both? Congrats! This is one of the most exciting times, and planning your florals for your special day is *personally* my favorite. If you’re looking for floral tips, you’re in the right place. I’m here to give you some tips and tricks on how to put together inspo for your florist!
Ready? Let’s get started!
First things first – you know that pinterest board you started 10 years ago with all of your teenage wedding dreams? Archive it. It might sound harsh, but 90% of those ideas aren’t going to guide you in the right direction. Instead, they’re going to clutter your thoughts and make it harder to pinpoint exactly what you’re dreaming of! I suggest starting with a brand new pinterest board for your wedding, and pin a *few* things that still resonate with you from that old board.
Once you have a new board, it’s time to start pinning! Here are a few categories I recommend collecting inspo for:
As you’ve started pinning, I want you to think through one very important question: What is it about all of these pins that you actually like? Do you like the shape of the floral? The textures? The color? Or something else?
For example – you could have pinned a gorgeous bouquet like one of these:
But the thing you really love about it is the colors, not the flowers! Or you might be into how the bigger and smaller flowers balance each other out, but one of the colors might not be your favorite. These are important notes your florist would LOVE to have. So grab a piece of paper and write these thoughts down!
Next comes the numbers. Did you know that the tablescapes are the pieces of wedding floral that add up the quickest? Having the estimated size of your wedding party, guests, and tables helps your florist give you an accurate estimate.
Now if you’re one of those couples who are excited to plan their wedding, but have no idea what you want, you might be stressing right now. I’m here to tell you… stop that! It’s also 100% ok if you don’t have any inspo or ideas when you meet with your florist for the first time. If this is the case, I want you to do two things:
All in all, come to the table with your thoughts, and I’m confident your florist will be able to make magic! I hope this has helped you navigate how to put together inspo for your florist!