From the Proposal to 'I Do': A Floral Wedding Timeline
If you and the love of your life recently became engaged, then you probably already know there are a lot of moving parts to consider as you start the wedding planning process.
When it comes to your wedding bouquets, centerpieces and other floral arrangements, there are certain key steps you should take to make sure everything looks cohesive and runs smoothly.
Follow these steps to have all of your wedding florals ready for the big day!
First Things First: Venue
Before any other vendor is chosen, finding the right venue is the essential first step to planning your wedding. Why? Because it can shape how the style, setting, and timeline looks for the rest of your special day.
Take this time to enjoy looking up locations you love. Do you prefer to stay local? Are you looking for a destination? Look through Pinterest and your favorite wedding magazines to find a place you absolutely adore. Once you can't imagine having it anywhere else, secure your date with the venue!
Think About Design
After your venue has been booked, start brainstorming and researching which floral items you may want involved, including any colors or themes you want to integrate. This will give you a good initial idea of what you're looking for, which is really helpful when you begin to search for wedding florists in the area to discuss options.
Bring some of your ideas to the table when you schedule your consultation with each florist. You may not need to know exactly which flowers you love or want, but showing images with your vision in mind can help your florist pinpoint the blooms, greenery and overall style that will bring your vision to life.
Choose and Hire Your Florist
Each time you meet or talk with a potential wedding florist, ask yourself a few key questions. How did it feel talking with them? Are they able to understand and elaborate on your wedding day vision?
Other important things to consider also include whether or not they can work within the budget you have set aside for the wedding, and how much quality and value you feel you'll get with this florist.
Don't be afraid to ask questions as you speak with them! You should feel extremely comfortable with your florist, even if it means talking about changes or what you do/don't like down the line. They are a key player in your big day!
You might also want to head over to our blog post on the subject, How to Find the Right Floral Designer for Your Wedding!
Walk the Venue with Your Florist
As you both work together to plan the day's decor and floral arrangements, taking a venue tour can be useful in playing with ideas before finalizing the wedding day design. Have fun walking around and seeing which areas could be great for things like your welcome table, or a jaw-dropping ceremony installation!
Finalize the Details
The final step to your floral to-do list is simply the logistics: finalizing quantities of items (such as the number of centerpieces, floral crowns or bouquets), where and when the items will be delivered on the day of your wedding, and any other details that haven't been sorted out yet. Be sure to provide your florist with contact information for the other vendors (and vice versa!) so they can take care of the rest for you.
And then you can relax and enjoy the day without any worries!
Contact a Premier Wedding Florist in Utah
The Potted Pansy is Utah’s premier floral designer, owned and operated by Mandy Ogaz. Every arrangement, bouquet and centerpiece is custom designed to reflect your personality and love for one another. If you’re looking for a floral designer who cares about all the intricate details and is passionate about texture, color, and style, talk to Mandy about your wedding today!