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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.




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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




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                        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



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-- 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




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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



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-- 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




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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



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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




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"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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