5. What should a couple be aware of when it comes to setup of their flowers?
Most couples are unaware of the work that goes into delivery and setup and wonder why it costs what it does.
Delivery and setup is a whole operation in itself. From packing the flowers into boxes, loading and unloading the van, multiple staff members, gas and travel, and of course setup time. We often spend hours simply prepping items for the delivery, and then on top of that may have multiple drop off locations from the ceremony, Bride’s house, Groom’s house, reception and then sometimes back to the ceremony to transport pieces to be repurposed at the reception.
For peace of mind, delivery should always be done by the florist. Sometimes things can get damaged in transit or shift positions. We always come prepared with a bucket of extra flowers to replace any broken or dehydrated stems and ensure every single piece looks perfect for your event.
Bonus Tip: What are some trends for weddings to come, and what should be left in the past?
Of course everyone has their preferences and unique style, and truly anything goes these days.
I believe today’s couples are looking to really stand out and give their guests a unique and personal experience. They want to put their personal stamp on their wedding day more than ever and are examining alternative colour schemes and pieces they can use to help tell their story.
I personally love seasonally inspired, local and foraged blooms and foliage. I love when a piece looks as though it has grown naturally and like Mother Nature had her hand in creating it. Wild and full of movement is a theme I see sticking around, instead of the tight round bouquets of the past.
I also think couple’s are starting to rethink colour schemes, and using them as a way to really set their event apart. Dark and moody palettes with a pop of unexpected colour and texture are a big “Yes” in my books. Blush and white is always pretty but has been done and over done.
At the end of the day though it is truly YOUR day and should feel like an extension of you and your love.