6 TIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS

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<ul><li><p>WWW.HILLCITYBRIDE.COM</p><p>6 TIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS</p><p>Flowers add so much to your wedding pops of color and fragrant scents all help to set the tone of your day. Floral </p><p>designer Amy Thornburg of The Arrangement Company offers 6 tips to consider with your wedding flowers. </p><p>1. Think outside the color box.</p><p>When choosing the palette for your </p><p>wedding, dont feel compelled to </p><p>have it all match. Coordinate, yes, </p><p>but matching isnt a necessity. </p><p>Multicolor combinations and </p><p>contrasting colors can be a pleasant </p><p>alternative to a monochromatic or </p><p>two-tone approach. The Perfect </p><p>Palette www.theperfectpalette.com </p><p>is a great resource to help you </p><p>visualize different combinations. </p><p>2. Choose seasonal flowers. </p><p>Many brides desire a peony wedding </p><p>in November, but for peonies, you</p><p>are best to stick with April and May. </p><p>Global growers and worldwide </p><p>shipping provide peonies throughout </p><p>the year, however the cost increases </p><p>significantly. There are many other </p><p>flowers that are similarly affected, </p><p>but rejoice because there are always </p><p>flowers in season. Keep an open </p><p>mind, and make your choices </p><p>practically. </p><p>3. Hydrate your blooms. </p><p>During pre-wedding photography </p><p>keep in mind how long your </p><p>bouquets are out of water. You dont </p><p>want to walk down the aisle with </p><p>bouquets that have been tossed </p><p>around and dehydrated for two </p><p>hours prior. While you want the </p><p>bouquets in your photos, consciously </p><p>limit their time out of water, or </p><p>perhaps the flower shots can be </p><p>reserved for after the ceremony. </p><p>4. Be aware of your budget. </p><p>Not everyone has had to buy flowers </p><p>in quantity like they do for their </p><p>wedding. This can cause quite the </p><p>sticker shock during planning. Be </p><p>sure to enter each consultation with </p><p>a figure in mind so your designer </p><p>knows where to begin and how far </p><p>they can go. A little research on </p><p>wedding costs can prevent the </p><p>surprise that can come with the </p><p>quote and can save you time while </p><p>easing your mind. </p><p>5. Choose linens thoughtfully. </p><p>Linens are an important piece of </p><p>your table dcor. The right choice </p><p>can enhance and compliment the </p><p>centerpiece, while the wrong choice </p><p>can make the flowers appear washed </p><p>out or dull. If colored linens are not </p><p>an option, a simple change from </p><p>white to off-white can make all </p><p>the difference. </p><p>6. Bring in the professionals. </p><p>The most well executed event has </p><p>more than likely had numerous </p><p>behind the scenes challenges. Vases </p><p>break, layouts change or linens can </p><p>be the wrong size. In such times, </p><p>experienced professionals are able </p><p>to respond appropriately. They have </p><p>the resources to resolve potential </p><p>disasters, taking upon themselves </p><p>the stress that you do not need in the </p><p>days leading up to your wedding. </p></li></ul>