We might be in mid-August, but its Fall flowers we're discussing on the blog today because the season is right around the corner. If you're having a Fall wedding, we've got some great insider information for you to consider when it comes to choosing a florist and what types of wedding flowers you want to use for your floral design.
Your floral budget is just another piece of the "wedding budget pie" that has to be factored in and when it comes to crunching the numbers its nice to know what direction to take to help you save the most while still getting the best!
Erin McLarty with Eden's Echo says, "Flexibility is the budget conscience couple's best friend. Being flexible on your flower choices and how you put each arrangement to use can cut your costs dramatically. Extra items, such as aisle markers and cocktail centerpieces add up quickly, so consider a non-floral alternative for those areas that would look great!"
So what types of flowers tend to be available for a Fall wedding? Fall weddings tend to boast beautiful rich color and a lot of texture. Favorites are antique hydrangeas in purples and greens, mango calla lillys, lotus pods, fall colored succulents, deep burgandy red roses, bright orange pin cushion proteas, monkey tail and vibernum. Mini pumpkins and gourds are great to add into a centerpiece among the flowers, without overplaying the Fall theme. All floral that is available for Fall is excellent to use as they hold well outside or inside.
Lastly when it comes to choosing a professional florist to do your wedding flowers do your homework! Irma Arispe with DeVinnie's Paradise says, "Look at their reviews, or recommendations, if a florist has fresh floral to show you that is a plus sign! That means they are consistently doing weddings, and might have a sample of what flowers you are liking for your wedding." So checking those online bridal reviews comes in handy and can help lead you to the best florist fit for you!