Here ways you can prepare for your wedding flower consultation:
1. Have your color palette chosen.
It will be easier for Young Designs to suggest suitable blooms to use if we have a color palette to work with. We can absolutely make recommendations, however deciding on the color palette is a fun project for you!
2. Have your dress selected or an idea of the style you are looking for.
Your bouquet design should complement your wedding dress style. It is also helpful to have your bridesmaids dresses chosen as well, if not, no worries maybe you have an idea of the color they will be!
3. Photo Inspiration.
Bring photos of bouquets, centerpieces and other floral inspiration you have found but be open to suggestions about ways to make your florals reflect you and your partner. Having a few photos helps Young Designs to become familiar with your floral style. A Pinterest board is also very helpful to have and can be sent to us prior to the initial consultation.
4. Have a budget in mind.
The budget may need to be adjusted based on your floral wants/needs and if you are unsure about the cost of flowers we will be there to answer any questions. Read more about industry flower pricing here. Most of our couples come to us because they love florals and really want the florals to be a key element in their wedding. We suggest a budget of around 15% of your total wedding budget.
5. Create a list of floral needs.
How many bridesmaid's bouquets do you need?
How many guest centerpieces?
Do you need ceremony flowers?
Is there a stunning fireplace mantel that should be adorned or an entryway they could use some flowers?
It's okay if you aren't sure who should have flowers or exactly where you should place flowers at the ceremony or reception. Floral decor for every wedding is different, they are meant to be a unique reflection of each couple. We will go through a list to help you determine who you might want to give flowers to or where you can add floral decor.
Find out if anyone in the bridal party has a severe allergy to the flowers you are thinking of using before you ask to include them in the bouquets, centerpieces etc. If you know of any guests that have severe allergies, let us know. We do not work with artificial flowers or dyed flowers as the dye could stain clothing.
7. Have fun.
This should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience! We are here to help guide you through this process and make it as enjoyable for you as possible.
If you are planning your wedding from abroad or from elsewhere we also offer phone or Skype consultations or we can simply email back and forth to decide on your wedding flower arrangements.