What to Avoid and How to Approach the Flowers for Your Vow Renewal
While the inspiration for bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, and ceremony and reception space floral decor abounds on the web, tips on what to avoid runs in short supply. We are talking about the way couples should think about their flowers and how to approach discussions with florists. Most of these tips are about balancing your expectations with reality. They can help you feel good about your flowers as you look back at the photos of your vow renewal.
Believing Everything You See Online
In a world filled with photo filters and simplified photo editing tools, even photos of flowers are often mercilessly edited to match someone’s idea of perfection. That being the case, it’s not unusual to find flowers in hues that do not exist in nature featured in photos. It can be challenging for the average person to tell what’s real and what’s not. Be sure to check with your florist to get an expert opinion on flowers in unique trending shades you’ve never seen before. They can help you figure out what is real and what isn’t.
Disorganized Inspiration Boards
While putting together an inspiration board full of your favorite ideas can be quite helpful, chances are it won’t have a unified design aesthetic. When you present your florist with a fragmented theme that includes mixed color palettes and styles, they may have a hard time understanding what you are expecting the final products to look like. Break your inspiration board up into multiple boards that have a single theme, style, and color palette. This can help you select a vision or present the florist with multiple concepts you like. Your florist can help you decide on the best floral designs for your vow renewal and budget based on your inspiration board(s).
Being Inflexible About Specific Details
It’s one thing to know what you want and another to be inflexible about specific details. No two flowers are identical in color shade, size, level of openness, and so forth. When you’re fixated on one or more of these elements, it makes a florist’s job very challenging and causes your floral budget to skyrocket. Since nature has unlimited variants, giving you exactly what you’re asking for can be impossible, even though your florist want to do nothing more. A specific shade or shape you’re looking for might be in limited supply or simply unavailable. It’s important to share your preferences, but it also essential to be flexible about the specific details.
Not Understanding the Florist’s Design Aesthetic
While many florists can accommodate varying styles, individual designers tend to have a particular design aesthetic. Make sure the aesthetic of your chosen florist matches the look you want. Research the past work of the florists you’re considering to get a full scope of their aesthetic and abilities. For example, if you love the look of tight, round rose bouquets, you’ll want to avoid making appointments with florists with websites that only feature ph0tos of loose, organic bouquets. Working with a florist whose prior designs reflect your preferred style will make for a better overall experience.
Scheduling A Consultation Too Early
It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute to find a florist. Still, it can also be a major mistake to meet with one too early in your planning process. You’ll need to have set a date for your vow renewal, locked in the venue, decided on attendants, and have an approximate guest count before serious discussions with a florist can begin. If you are planning a large vow renewal between late spring to early fall or on Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to meet with a florist at least six to eight months in advance. For smaller vow renewals held during prime season, two to four months in advance is typically fine.