Establish a Budget
This is the first and most important step in your floral planning process. Your budget will decide what types of flowers you are able to use. Peonies on average will cost you $4-$8 per stem and carnations will cost you 75¢ per stem. Before meeting with your florist, decide what your budget is and how many boutonnieres, centerpieces, etc. you will need. Quantity is another factor with cost. Are you wanting fuller centerpieces and bouquets, or something more on the simple side?
We've all been there. Spending hours on Pinterest looking up wedding ideas and pinning them to our extensive wedding day board. When it's time to pick out flowers, go back to that board and find pictures of floral pieces you like. Print them out and give them to your florist! Sometimes it can be hard to explain your vision, so showing these to your florist will help tremendously. Especially when it comes to budgeting mentioned above. The florist can see the flowers you like, and suggest one that is similar and more budget
Choose your bouquet first. Your bouquet is a statement piece. It is one of the first things your guests will notice when you walk down the aisle, and will be in a majority of your wedding pictures. So it is very important to build your bouquet first, then use the rest of your budget for the remainder of your pieces.
A great filler for your bouquets and centerpieces! It looks beautiful and natural, and cuts down on floral costs because it makes your pieces look larger. A very popular and inexpensive greenery is baby's breath. Dusty miller and eucalyptus are very popular and would look beautiful as a simple garland.
What's your season?
Fall- Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Daisies, Marigolds, Roses, Sunflowers
Winter- Forget-me-nots, Tulips, Gardenias, Holly, Jasmine, Orchids, Poinsettias, Roses
Spring- Blossoms, Daffodils, Hydrangeas, Iris, Lilacs, Peonies, Sweet peas, Roses
Summer- Geraniums, Jacobs ladder, Orchids, Roses, Asters, Snap Dragons, Gerberas