A great place to begin your search for a florist is at a
friend's wedding. Ask the bride who did the flowers, were they easy to work
with, was the price reasonable, did they get what they expected? Ask around
at work. You'll find that lots of people have stories about an experience
with wedding flowers... both good and bad. If you already have a
relationship with a florist, talk with them. They should be able to give you
some information and help you decide what you may want.
If you want the garden style, wildflower look, your best choice may be
locally grown flowers. Available during the growing season from spring
through fall, a local flower grower will have flowers that are usually
priced lower than a traditional flower shop, as well as having flowers that
are not usually available at a retail florist.
Flowers such as zinnia, tall phlox, peony, foxglove, sunflowers and others
will be fresher than those that have been shipped long distances to a retail
florist. You may find flowers that you love, but never realized were
available as a cut flower. You may find flowers that bring back childhood
memories of your Grandmother's garden.
Finding a local flower grower can be easier than you think. Many areas have
statewide cut flower grower organizations. There is also a national group
called the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.
ASCFG They can give you names of growers
in your area. Local farmers markets are also a great place to locate a local
flower grower. The American Farmland
Trust has links to state by state lists of farmers markets.
Find a local farmers' market, stop by and talk with the grower and ask if
they do wedding work. If they don't, they usually can recommend someone who
does. One budget minded bride had a farmer save all his unsold flowers and
she put them in pretty containers around the reception site to decorate for
an outdoor wedding.
Another option for garden flowers is to find a pick-your-own farm in the
area and do the flowers yourself, or with the help of your bridesmaids.
There have been entire bridal parties that arrive at a flower farm and spend
an hour or so picking flowers for the wedding.
Flowers are an important part of your wedding day. Flowers are one of many
things that your guests will talk to their friends about. There are many
options available to you. With a little planning, your experience with your
wedding flowers can be a pleasant one
Links and Resources For Wedding Flowers
Wedding Flower Advice:
to bridesmaids bouquets
Wedding, blue and white flowers?
Recommendations for flowers to go with champagne dresses
How to save money... floral arrangement
ways to preserve a bouquet
for a colorful flower book
What type of
flowers will go w/ black
Where can I
purchase fans with a foam center.
the bridal bouquet be at the wedding reception?
What Colors to
Do the ladies
have to have corsages?
Choosing between real and silk flowers
Flowers (for the Gardening-Challenged)
arrangements for your wedding day
How to preserve flowers
Bridesmaids Bouquet Options
Flowers in wedding bouquets
Take Time to
stop and buy the flowers
The Meaning of
Working with your florist
Ways to save on
Wedding Bouquet Styles
Wedding Flowers available year round
to make a
from real flowers
Create a wrist corsage
Easy How to
Bridal Party Flowers
from real flowers
Flowers to Wear
Flowers available year round
Flowers by Color
Flowers by Month
Decorations & Accessories
Photo Booth Backdrop
Water Bottle Labels
Wedding Reception Decorations