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Start to think about your colour theme for your wedding before choosing your flowers , ie bridesmaid dresses.

You can add a splash of colour to the flowerwall to suit your colour scheme.

If you want tall table centrepieces such as Candelabra or Martini glasses - to save on costs - do half tables tall and half low. This gives the same wow on entering the room.

Who has buttonholes and corsages? - The wedding party - so Groom, best men and ushers, Fathers and Mothers. Sometimes people also include Nans and Grandads and other immediate family members.

Fresh flowers can be problematic with stains, allergies and timing. There are so many advantages to using artificial flowers these days.

Choosing flowers can be a difficult decision but we are here to help guide you to chose the perfect look.

The best time to contact your florist is after you have chosen your wedding dress and chosen your bridesmaid colours as that is when your theme is starting to be built

Be aware of those expensive times of the year - Valentines Day, Mothers Day and especially Christmas. Wholesalers are mostly closed between Christmas and New Year

When trying on your dress try to visualize what style of bouquet would look perfect for you handtied style, shower bouquet or sheaf style.

If you have an arrangement on your Registrar's table it can be reused later as a Top table decoration !

Lots of Brides make their "Confetti Moment" photo their Profile Picture as it captures such a happy moment, make sure yours is a good one!

Book your florist at least one year in advance! Don't worry if you haven't decided on everything you need - have a 2nd meeting a few months before your wedding to tie everything up

Only work with someone you feel comfortable with and gets you! It's such an important, once in a lifetime day.

Choose a florist that you can trust and talk through all your ideas with

Pick your Dress and Bridesmaids outfits first, & then think about your flowers. The style of your Bouquet will depend on your Dress & the colours the Bridesmaids wear, the choice of flowers.

Your floral ideas and designs will change. Work with a flexible florist to finalise all your floral designs just six weeks prior to your wedding.

Dare to be bold and stand out from the crowd! Your flowers can be a real statement about the type of couple you are!

Thousands of products to choose from on our website but we also create bespoke bouquets in any style or colour. We send pictures of your bouquet for approval, before it is dispatched.

Check with your wedding venue if you are allowed confetti. If so, it is likely only biodegradable confetti is permitted.

Listen to your florist, she knows what looks beautiful , what looks great at the time you get married, and what's good value and has tips on moving arrangements around to make more of what you have.

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