Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Be Prepared-Know What to Bring to Your Bridal Consultation

If you're like most brides, you're excited, but overwhelmed about your upcoming wedding and
the seemingly endless details that go along with it. Your wedding professionals should make your decision making easier. The best way that you can help them is by being prepared at your initial consultation.

Your wedding floral consultation should be scheduled approximately 3-6 months before your wedding. If your wedding is on the weekend of a floral holiday (i.e. Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Christmas) or national holiday (i.e. Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day), you should definitely meet with your florist as early as possible, hopefully 9-12 months prior to your wedding date. As with most details of your wedding, earlier is always better. Most florists will only accept a limited number of weddings per weekend, so that they can give your wedding the attention it deserves.

To make your floral consultation go quicker and smoother, you should bring with you:
  • A swatch or swatches of your bridal party color scheme, if available
  • Any photographs or pictures of bouquets from magazines or websites that depict flowers or the style of bouquets or centerpieces that appeal to you
  • A written list of all corsages and boutonnieres for family members or assitants in the ceremony
  • Names and contact information for your ceremony and reception locations

Trust your floral consultant to suggest flowers and combinations that will complement your color scheme and the style of your wedding. When you are prepared, planning your wedding will be so much easier for you.

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