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									15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

We asked top wedding florists from around the country for the most common mistakes brides
make -- here's what your florist wishes you knew.

Article courtesy of Justine Lorelle Blanchard, The Knot

Flower Mistake 1: Not seeing the big picture

"Couples tend to see the centrepieces and the table setting but do not visualize the whole reception room

-- Faith Cass, Cass the Florist, Inc.

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

Consider how your table arrangements work with the venue

Flower Mistake 2: Not trusting your florist

"Communicate your vision, likes, dislikes, and expectations but have a little flexibility and be comfortable

-- Alana Guglielmo, Mixed Greens Event Design

Flower Mistake 3: Not reusing ceremony arrangements

"Aisle flowers can become table centrepieces and altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table. The cer

 -- Paula Pritchard, Paisley Petals

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

                        Lilac, Design, Blackpool
Because you're worth it:Flowerpeony and rose hand-tied by

Flower Mistake 4: Booking your florist last

"Couples should begin the process of booking vendors by speaking to one vendor from each category be

-- Douglas Koch, Douglas Koch Designs ltd

Flower Mistake 5: Ruling out pricey blooms

"Don't be scared of the expensive flowers. Flowers like cattleya orchids and peonies are more expensive

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

-- Erin Drake, Enlighten Events International

Flower Mistake 6: Refusing to compromise

"The biggest mistake is for a bride to have her heart set on specific flowers and not be flexible. A florist c

-- Jana Stall, Events in Bloom

Flower Mistake 7: Using only one colour

"A lot of brides try to match the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses. A bridesmaid in a lavender gown with

-- Linda Maggert, One of a Kind Events

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid


Flower Mistake 8: Not communicating with your florist

"Knowing what you like is just as important as knowing what you don't like. Bring lots of pictures -- it is th

-- Danielle Childress, McKannix Floral Studio

Flower Mistake 9: Choosing strongly scented flowers

"Choosing highly aromatic flowers for centrepieces may sound like an amazingly romantic idea, but it wil

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

-- Katie Martin, Elegance & Simplicity

Hydrangeas: Thirsty flowers

Flower Mistake 10: Not taking care of your blooms

"Everyone loves hydrangeas, especially in bouquets. However, hydrangeas need to stay hydrated, and t

-- Esther Galantowicz, Scarlet Petal

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

Flower Mistake 11: Forgetting to budget for flowers

"Most brides find that flowers are an important part of their day but forget to include them in the planning

-- Georgianne Vinicombe, Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co

Flower Mistake 12: Taking on too much DIY

"Brides [who try to DIY their flowers] will purchase dozens of glass vases for centrepieces, only to becom

-- Natalie E. Willett, Zuzu's Petals

Flower Mistake 13: Ordering your flowers too late

"Flowers come from South America, Holland, and all over the world, so it is very hard to contact farms ac

-- Brenda Sterk, J's Fresh Flower Market

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

Small is beautiful... and doesn't hide your expensive dress!

Flower Mistake 14: Overlooking the reception table linens

"What's underneath a centrepiece is as important as the arrangement itself. Linens don't just complemen

-- Candice Ryan, La Petite Fleur

Flower Mistake 15: Choosing an oversized bouquet

15 wedding flower mistakes to avoid

"Brides often think: ‘The larger the better!' What they don't realize is that the larger the bouquet, the more

-- Shawn A. Rabideau, Shawn Rabideau Events


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