Southern Alberta's wedding, honeymoon and special occasion
planning website offers tips and information for planning your special
Useful wedding advice, and money
saving tips for your wedding and lots more.
1.Figure out your budget ahead of time. Then give it to the florist and ask what
s/he can do with it as opposed to choosing flowers and then asking what the cost
2.Make sure that delivery and setup are part of the florist’s fee and not an
additional charge. Get written receipts for all deposits and payments.
3.Use flowers that are in season or flowers that are readily available all year
4.Florists don’t have to arrange flowers for the whole wedding. You can get
wholesale flowers for the table arrangements and just have the florists handle
the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres. Reuse arrangements for both ceremony
5.If you want the feel of a lot of flowers, but can’t afford the floral fees,
choose a garden location for the ceremony.
6.If you choose from a book of arrangements and then want to change the flowers
used, ask what the fee for changing flowers is. Changing standard arrangements
could carry an extra fee.
7.To decorate the church, use a few large flower arrangements and then fill up
the rest of the space with greenery with candles on the windowsills of the
church. Use affordable
plants such as ivy for centerpieces on the tables.
8.Ask how long have they have been in business? Do they have names of
references? May you see sample wedding floral arrangements they have done?
9. Will they build a flower scheme around fabric swatches?
10. Will they perform setup at the ceremony and reception locations? Is there an
additional charge for setup?
The Check List:
Maid(Matron) of Honor
Bride's toss bouquet (separate bouquet for toss)
Maid/Matron of Honor
Junior Bridesmaids Reception:
Wedding Cake Top
Father of Bride
Father of Groom
Purse decoration flowers
Flower girls crown: Perfect for a flower girl may be a silk head wreath made of
ribbon, tulle and tiny flowers, which can be enjoyed by the wearer after the
wedding as well as on
the special day itself.