· Table linens or a swatch of fabric from your table linens
· Number of people attending
· Number of tables
· Number of centerpieces
· Number of extra pieces you want (buffet pieces, altar pieces, etc.)
· Examples (pictures) of floral designs that you like
· A picture of the brides dress as well as the colour (be more specific than just white because there are many varieties of white)
· Any excess fabric from the bridesmaids and brides gown that you may want to use to wrap around the handle of the bouquets. (optional)
· Vases you may want to use (optional)
· Any personal tokens you may want in your bouquet for example, a family member’s pin or broach and other family memorabilia.
In the past 10 years the variety of flowers florists can get in has exploded in variety! So we can get Gladiolus in the middle of winter, however the quality isn’t as fantastic as it is in the fall. So when planning your event if you have your heart set on a specific flower, your florist can most likely get it… however if it’s not in its best growing season the flower may die faster than you want it too.
While we’re on the topic of using succulents in events, I’d like to mention that not only can you use them as centerpieces, but it’s also very popular to use succulents in wedding bouquets! Tune in next week when I talk about how to make a succulent bouquet! And remember… support your local florist!