Monday, August 15, 2011

Flowers, Check!

This past Saturday we met with the florist that is going to be doing our wedding. First of all, she was amazing! She was so easy to work with and she had great ideas and insight as to what we should do and what we shouldn't.

We started by talking about the details of everything as far as the ceremony and the reception go. You know the when, where, and what time type stuff. And of course we talked about the wedding colors and I had just so happen to bring some ribbon that were two of the colors and luckily she had some ribbon that was the exact color of pink that I have been wanting to use. This was great having all three of the colors so that she could see them. I highly suggest bringing pieces of ribbon that are your colors because I was able to give these to her and she put them with all of our paper work so that she could find the exact colors of ribbon and other things that will be going along with the flowers.

We discussed my bouquet and my bridal parties bouquets. She fully saw exactly what I was wanting and it made me very excited that she could see what I was envisioning. We also discussed what I was wanting for my flower girls. Normally, this wouldn't be an issue because they would just need some rose petals, but the church that we are getting married in does not allow petals to be thrown because of safety reasons and also because of the clean up. So, I had thought that we could get them the little styrofoam balls that are covered in flowers. Well turns out, these have an actual name(which we decided should never be googled) and they are called Kissing Balls. They are so cute and I think my nieces are going to love them. I can't wait to see how they turn out and how cute they will be with their dresses.

They look like this! Found via
Google Image Search, haha!

Next up, the boutonniere's that Aran and his Groomsmen would be wearing. Can I start by saying that I never thought their would be so many options for a boutonniere? Wow! This discussion took longer than the discussion about my bouquet did. In the end I think we picked out something that the guys won't feel is too girly, but it is pink so yeah, maybe not, haha! They are just going to have to deal with it. Oh, and by the way, it was VERY helpful to know what the guys were wearing when we did this, so again, I would suggest having their attire picked out before you meet with your florist.

Something that a lot of people might over look or may not think about at first is that there are other people that aren't in your wedding parties that need to be honored by having a corsage or a boutonniere made up for them to wear on your big day. Now, I don't think you absolutely have to do this, but it is pretty normal. These people include your Parents, Grandparents, ushers, guestbook attendant, readers and any one else that you feel you would like to honor for all of their help. This discussion again, took a long time because there are so many options with this. If you haven't had a meeting with your florist yet, I would suggest having a list of these people prepared when you go so that it makes the process go a little bit quicker and hopefully this way you don't leave anyone out!

Overall, the experience was a little overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. I really can't wait to see the end product all put together. A few other possible helpful tips that I would like to share with you if you haven't done this yet is;

  • 1) Take pictures of what you are wanting even if they aren't in the colors that you would like them to be. This can be really helpful for the florist to see exactly what you are wanting.
  • 2) There are a ton of little details that go into this such as the ribbon color that the boutonniere's and corsages are going to be wrapped with, so if you have a good idea going into the appointment what you want, you may not feel as overwhelmed. 
  • 3) Trust the florists judgement! This is a big one! More than likely they have been doing this for a while and they know what looks good and what doesn't. 
  • 4) Talk to your florists about the toss away bouquet and see what their shop policy is on that. Our florist provides this bouquet as a gift to the bride and does not charge for it. And if they do charge, think about maybe making this yourself, it may be cheaper!

I hope that these tips help you out when you go meet with your florist. I will have a couple other posts coming up about other things that we discussed with our florist in the next month or so, so be on the lookout for those. Have a great Monday everyone!

Have you met with your florists? What are some tips that you can share that would help others with their appointments?



  1. I seriously LOLed at not googling the Kissing Balls :) I have always wanted to know what those are called though, thanks!

  2. This is great advice Megan. I'm so glad that you really liked your florist and they were on the same page with you! you're right...I was overwhelmed when I went to meet with my florist, many things I hadn't even thought about!

  3. What great tips!!! I met with several florists, but when I met with "the one" I just knew it. She really listened to my ideas and what I wanted and worked her best to get me that exactly or the look at least.


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