Hints and Tips

Weddings

Hints and Tips

Selecting your flowers

When selecting your bridal flowers it is best to select blooms that are in season as this will give you the freshest look on your wedding day.  As part of the final consultation process with floralevent we will have sample flowers to show you to ensure you are satisfied with the colours that have been selected to match your gowns.  This is generally done 6-8 weeks prior to your wedding depending on the blooms selected and their availability.

What flowers are needed

Bridal Party

Bride

Bouquet and Hair flowers


Bridesmaid

Bouquet, wrist corsage or hair flowers


Flowergirl

Small posy, hair circlet, wrist corsage, hair flowers or basket


Groom & Groomsmen

Buttonhole


Pageboy

Buttonhole

Family/Friends

Parents

Buttonholes or  Corsages (wrist, shoulder or bag)


Grandparents

Buttonholes or Shoulder Corsages


Extended family/friends

Buttonholes or corsages (wrist, ,shoulder or bag)

Ceremony

Feature Arrangements

Large display to sit on altar or where the couple will be standing


Pews

Consider bows or flowers to decorate the pews


Chair flowers

Single bloom to sit in the sash on back of chair.


Confetti

Fresh rose petals or rose cones for guests to use

Reception

Bridal table

Feature arrangement


Guest Tables

Floral arrangement – low or high with accessories such as mirrors and candles

Petals or blooms scattered on tables


Chair flowers

Single bloom to sit in the sash on back of chair.


Entrance

Feature arrangement

Cake


Fresh blooms arranged on top and/or trailing down

 

Delivery

Floralevent will deliver your bouquets on the day of your wedding.  You will be given a timeframe in which to expect your bouquets.   Ensure you have provided floralevent with the correct delivery address and phone numbers for contact purposes.

Your bouquets are boxed and covered upon delivery and in some cases they will still be in a little water.  Accessories such as buttonholes and corsages are fully labelled so there is no confusion on the busy day. 

Handling and Care

Careful handling is required for all wedding bouquets and all wedding flowers.  Once your flowers have been delivered do not touch them until the photographer arrives.  The less they are handled the longer they will last.  It is also best to keep them in a cool place – generally the bathroom or laundry are quite cool. 

You will also be supplied be a care bag which contains an instruction card on how to care for your flowers , a water spray bottle (to lightly spray your flowers, which will help keep them hydrated) and a hand towel so you can wipe the natural stems once they are removed from the packaging.