You’re engaged!! Congratulations!!! Such an exciting chapter in your life filled with so many emotions! Now that the adrenaline is winding down, and you’re setting your sights on how to plan this event, it’s helpful to know where to go next. The beginnings of any great project can be daunting but don’t worry, FiftyFlowers has the tools you need to help your flower planning go smoothly. Did you know that not only does FiftyFlowers have a flower consultant on site, but we have a flower planning checklist to help you stay organized and get the exact stem count you need for your special day!
The bullet points outlined below are a mental checklist to help you get started on planning your wedding and ordering your wedding flowers. I discussed and reviewed all of these bullets with our resident Wedding Consultant, Emily.
- Your Wedding Timeline
So what is a realistic timeline to start planning your wedding flowers? Along with keeping your plans on a budget, staying on schedule is a good way to stay ahead of your planning and stay on task. Our Wedding Consultant advises that the best time to plan your flowers is roughly 6 – 8 months before the wedding date. If you’re finding yourself looking for a guiding hand, a wedding consultation is a perfect solution. A flower consultation includes Emily going through each of your flower needs and breaking down how to achieve them. Our in-house consultant will even build you a recipe for each bouquet you are looking to make, a timeline of when you should order certain items on your list, how to care for those flowers when they are delivered, and tips on designing.
- Pick you’re Date/Venue
It’s important to book your venue first! If you’re using a venue, their availability could influence your wedding date. And that date is how you will plan everything else involved in your wedding. You will also want to be certain what your wedding venue will be, because it will influence what kind of flower designs you use or choose in the space. Think about how many flowers you will need for your wedding party and venue, and maybe what type you order.
If your ceremony is not a venue, or you’re skipping the venue scene completely, think about your ceremony location. Are you hiking to the top of a mountain? Or standing below Niagara Falls? Some of these questions need to be answered so that you know what types of flowers can withstand the climate you will be exchanging your vows. Did you know, if you are planning to have a smaller ceremony, minimony, or elopement, FiftyFlowers offers Wedding Collections? Our Wedding Collections are pre-made, easy to transport, and available at an affordable price.
- Set Your Budget
Now that you have your vision, it’s very important to assess your budget. The wonderful part of FiftyFlowers is that it is easy to achieve your wedding flower aspirations on a tight budget. But it’s best to know what you have to work with so that you plan responsibly. Sticking on a budget will help reduce the stress of planning your wedding. Emily, our Wedding Consultant, suggests the information below when setting your budget.
“If you and your fiance are paying yourselves, sit down and discuss the most you’re willing to spend and stick to it. If you’re getting help – totally fine, lots do! -Deciding your budget can be hard, but discuss details and limits for each aspect of the wedding”
- Choose your Colors
Choosing your wedding colors should be a part of the planning process that hopefully can be stress-free. Your colors could be the merging of your and your partner’s favorite colors. Or maybe a pallet that is trending that year, or a reflection of the season your wedding is in. Where are you going to find your inspiration? Flowers come in almost every color, and if they don’t, there is an awesome line of Floral Spray Paint available for purchase. Think about what certain colors mean to you and your love. Get creative with it.
- Size of Your Wedding
The size of your wedding has many areas of focus. What is the size of your wedding party? Will your family wear flowers as well? How many tables will be at the reception? You need to think of all the different aspects of your wedding that you want to expand or keep minimal. The choices you made with your budget will have a determining factor in the size of your wedding and guest size.
Now that you’ve got a clear plan of how to move forward after your proposal, it’s time to take action! Start looking into venues, plan the absolute wedding of your dream big. You’ll be amazed at how helpful a FiftyFlowers Wedding Consultation can be; turning your PBR budget into Champagne dreams. Stay tuned to FiftyFlowers blogs for more helpful tips and tricks for your wedding flowers. Remember: We’re here for you if you need help! Contact our FiftyFlowers in house design team if you have any flower questions!