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Flowers can be used to create a mood. That mood can be cutesy, elegant, fabulous, nostalgic, warm, gentle, lively, modern, bohemian. You get to choose. We are here to help you pull it all off, worry-free.
Brontes Florals specializes in floral arrangements for Weddings and Events. We also love teaching workshops. We’ve done everything from baby showers to corporate events, celebrity book club arrangements to holiday parties, stylized photo shoots, and lots of weddings.
Each couple and wedding is unique, so I believe no two bouquets should be the same. View bouquets I've done in the past to get ideas for your wedding, but know that I'm thrilled to do any look, style, and color scheme. This is your special day, after all!
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Weddings and Events
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Your Guide to Working With a Wedding Florist
The most anticipated moment of your life. You’re dressed to the nines in your best suit and a beautiful gown, surrounded by your loved ones in a romantic locale. You’re ready to commit to the love of your life and celebrate that love in the most beautiful setting you can envision. What does that setting look like? Is it full of light, smiling faces, and the fragrance of flowers?
Flowers can contribute immensely to the romantic feel of a wedding and provide the ‘wow factor’ when you and your guests walk into the venue. A florist is a perfect way to get the delicate details together while taking the stress off yourself to be able to enjoy the moment.
How far in advance should I book a wedding florist?
This depends on the florist you would prefer to work with. A well-experienced florist may book out up to a year in advance, so if you have your mindset on a particular florist, don’t hesitate to reach out soon in the wedding planning process and check on availability. Another factor in how far in advance you should book a wedding florist is how many clients they take on per year/week/day. While a florist may be well-staffed and have a bigger operation to take on as many weddings as come their way, most are small businesses and will reserve the entire day or week for your wedding alone. This will play a factor in their availability. For more last-minute bookings, a florist will generally need at least a month to put together an order for wedding flowers. This will give them at least a week to finalize the plans with you and a few weeks to order flowers and vases from their suppliers.
How do I choose a wedding florist?
Pictures! The best way to figure out which florist you want to work with is to look at photos of their work. Check out their Instagram and website for galleries of past work to see if it matches the style you are going for. Most florists are also open to a phone call or free consultation so you can get an idea of if you would like to work with them as a person and if they listen to your ideas and provide useful insights and information. You can get into further details and make sure they will be able to work with your budget and that you are comfortable with their contract and the way they will operate the week of the wedding. Your florist will be part of the team making your dreams come together so it’s important to choose one you trust.
What to talk about with a wedding florist?
During your initial conversation with your florist you will talk about some of the following:
It is very helpful to a florist if you come with an idea in mind of how much you are able and willing to spend on your flowers. This will allow them to suggest arrangements and flower varieties that fit in your price range. If you are on the same page they can avoid suggesting ‘sticker shock’ items if you have a smaller budget, or avoid suggesting budget or cheap arrangements if you have more flexibility with the price.
Discussing budget with a florist is less like discussing with a car salesman where the person who says a number first looses, and more like planning a budget for a meal before going to the store; it will help you plan out if you need to choose ‘off-brand’ products or if there is enough room in the budget for splurges. The average cost of florals for a wedding is 8-10% of the wedding budget. To get an idea of how much you may be spending, think of all the arrangements you would like to have and look up the average price in your area for each said arrangement.
2. Desired arrangements
You will go over what arrangements you’d like at your wedding. No idea where to start? No worries, your florist can go over the typical arrangements and is happy to give suggestions. If you’d like to get an idea of what arrangements you’d like before meeting with your florist, check out Pinterest, Google, or Instagram for wedding flower ideas and pay attention to which images catch your eye. Either beforehand or with your florist, make a list of arrangements you would like to have. Some ideas are:
Toss Bouquet (so you can keep your original to enjoy or preserve)
Flower girl crowns
Welcome table arrangement
Buffet table arrangement or loose greens
Head table arrangement
Hanging, wall, or photoshoot installation
3. Details and Timeline
It is helpful to know details such as which venue you will be at, what time the ceremony starts, how many bridesmaids and groomsmen you will have, how many rows in the aisles, and a table count for centerpieces. You may not be able to get an accurate idea of what the pricing will be without a count on how many of each type of arrangement you will be needing. When planning the details of flower arrangements it is also helpful to know things like, what does the arch look like that you will be using, will the tables be set or are you doing buffet style food, if you will be needing flowers for other dates such as for formal pictures or a rehearsal dinner. Discuss with your florist their timeline, if they will deliver flowers or if they need to be picked up, and if they will return at the end of the reception to pick up vases and/or clean up the flowers. Come up with a plan for what will happen to the flowers after the celebration- are you okay with them being thrown out or would you like to have a way guests can take them home?
4. Style and Color Scheme
You will need to discuss your color palette for flowers as well as the other decor they will be matching with. It is also helpful to bring inspiration photos to your first conversation with your florist to give them an idea of the style. Do you want your flowers to be tropical, boho, modern, minimalist? Pictures are a great way to get on the same page about the vision. You’ll also want to let your florist know if you have favorite flowers that you want in the arrangements or any that you strongly dislike. Do you want your flowers to be all fresh, silk, or a mix? You can also discuss if you have a preference for using local flowers or if you would like to stay more environmentally friendly. Keep in mind that seasonality will affect what flowers are available.
What do I need to know about flowers to talk to a florist?
In short, wherever you are at with your knowledge about flowers is just fine. If you know every detail down to the variety you’re hoping to incorporate, a florist can work with that. If you have some pictures you like the look of but want to turn the entire creative process of deciding on specifics over to them, that is wonderful as well; most florists will appreciate the trust you place in their artistic abilities. A florist will work with the ideas you have and add their expertise and attention to detail to create your vision.
Do I really need a florist for my wedding?
This is a tough question. In the end, it comes down to how much time you are willing to put into your flowers or if you would rather turn it over to someone with the expertise. There is a lot to consider to know if a florist or if DIY wedding flowers are for you. The basic things to consider are:
How important to you are the flowers?
Do you have floral arranging knowledge or the time to look into it and practice some?
Will you have the time and mental energy the night before and the morning of your wedding to do them yourself?
Have you asked for quotes before ruling out if the cost is worth it?
Do you want or need flowers for your wedding or will the venue and other decor be enough?
The value of a florist is in their experience and time. By hiring a florist you are making sure the arrangements get done correctly and taking something potentially stressful off your to-do list for the week of and in the months of planning. Your florist will be researching or using their years of experience to put specific flower varieties together, collect the right vases and tools, and order flowers from growers so you will be able to focus on planning other details.
Since flowers are perishable, the arranging has to be done last minute, most often the night before and the morning of. A florist will be working on your arrangements and setting up the arch while you are getting ready and enjoying your big day and the company of your guests.
No one ‘needs’ a florist for their wedding or even ‘needs’ flowers for their big day. But the value they will add to the atmosphere, pictures, and your (and your family members) ability to relax and focus on your marriage commitment and celebration is definitely worth the cost of hiring a florist.