Meeting with a florist shortly? Then it’s time to put together a wedding flower checklist. If you’re keeping it simple, you might just need bouquets, boutonnieres, as well as figurines. If you are going all out, however, you may want arrangements on every cocktail table and even in the restroom. You can expect to put about 10-15 percent of your wedding budget toward the florals. If you’re using flowers as the chief source of decor, you might allocate a little more money towards florals. If you are searching to save in this region Shannon Morrow, founder of Arvo Floral Studio, says it’s ideal to do so early in the planning process since it requires a bit of foresight. “Pick a place you absolutely love from top to bottom, in the architecture to the view,” she advises.
Many couples desire flowers throughout every space on their wedding day. Michelle Hodgson of Blossom & Vine Floral Co. suggests using reusing arrangements from 1 space to another. “We try and re-use florals in the ceremony for the reception,” she says. “There’s no reason a welcome arrangement from the ceremony can not be repurposed on the bar, or pieces from the service altar can not be repurposed into a lounge or on the table.” This may ultimately cut back on costs and waste.