Whenever I do a wedding consultation, I almost always start with the bridal bouquet first. Why do I do this? Simple!
Many brides dream about their wedding for years, and have a specific vision in mind. Most of the time brides come in with "inspiration pictures" for their own bouquet, and a list of other items they would like to order. If I start off with the bridal bouquet, I can get an idea of colour, size, theme, style of bouquet, flower variety, and preference of greenery. Once I know what the general idea for the bridal bouquet is, I can then suggest ideas for other items on the wish-list! If you are wanting your bridal party (bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and if you wish, flower girls and ring bearers) to match, I can then guide you to options in your price range, that suit your theme.
I have taken many brides from bridal bouquet, to boutonnieres for groomsmen , to centrepieces. At the end of the day, it is the couples decision of what they would like to order. I am here to guide you through the process, advise you on pricing, and explain different options for items (such as centrepieces - you can do fresh flower garlands, lanterns with flowers, flower bowls, or just a classic, low centrepiece).
When it comes to centrepieces, there are many things to discuss! I can provide a full centrepiece, made to your specifications, in a container so that guests may take them home at the end of the night. I can also provide bulk flowers if you are a DIY kind of person! Maybe you have some vases you found that fit your theme, and you must have them as your centrepiece - no problem - you can bring the vases to me and I can make the centrepieces for you. Alternatively, you can rent vases from my shop, and return them after your big day!
If you come in to have a consultation with me, be prepared to answer lots of questions! Questions such as:
What are your wedding colours?
What is it you like about this bouquet? (Either a photo I show, or one they bring)
Can you show me how big, using your hands, you would like your bouquet to be?
Do you want more greenery, or less greenery?
Would you like a lot of stem showing, or only a little?
Do you want your bridesmaids bouquets to match yours?
And many more questions, depending on what items you are looking for!