Flower Questions...

My wedding is in it too early to start having trials with florists? How does the process work?

Also I was thinking of carrying blush roses and having the bridal party have Calla Lillies....would this look strange?

Thanks in advance!! I'm TOTALLY flower clueless!

Re: Flower Questions...

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    fallbride1109fallbride1109 member
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    edited December 2011
    My wedding was in November of 2009.  I think I had my florist booked by May.  I got some recommendations off of my local board, Wedding Wire, etc. and interviewed 3 florists and picked the one I liked the best.

    But as far as doing a trial or mockup, I didn't do that until September.  You will have up until a few weeks before the wedding to make changes and believe me, you most likely change your mind alot between now and November.  Once I did my mockup, I made a few alterations and that was that.
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    Catwoman708Catwoman708 member
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    edited December 2011

    It's a little early to start meeting with florists, but not too early to be doing some research.

    If you have a rough idea what you want, some inspiration photos, know what colors you want, and how big your order will be, then find out average prices for your area based on the type flowers and size of the order.

    Then about 4-6 months out, start meeting with a few florists to find a good fit in your price range.

    Your idea sounds beautiful and elegant.

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    Maggie0829Maggie0829 member
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    edited December 2011
    Definitely too early to start meeting with florists.  I would say wait till end of August or early September.

    If you go to a reputable florist they should be able to take your ideas and run with them.  They will be able to add on to what you want and make everything cohesive.  I find that some brides are too set on one idea and don't really let the florists work their magic...this is what they do for a living and they will know how to bring your ideas to life and probably better then you can imagine.

    P.S. I used to be a florist for 8 years so I have seen it all :)

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