Wedding Flower advice

Congratulations you got engaged! How to maximise your flower budget with a spot of repurposing.

So, you are getting married- hurrah! Congratulations! And so, the fun of planning your wedding begins- and it should be fun… us wedding suppliers are here to make the process fun and easy along the way- making your planning as stress free as possible whilst helping you to get the most from your flower budget.

Fast-forward some weeks past your engagement- you are now viewing some venues. You will see different things at different times when you view your shortlist- firstly- how does each venue make you feel? Can you visualise yourself saying yes there?

Then it moves on to more questions on second viewing- ….Are you choosing a certain month for your special day- do they have availability? Is there accommodation on site? Do you charge corkage? Can I bring a wedding day llama? These are all very important questions (especially the llamas!).

Once you have your chosen venue- you will then start to see it in a slightly different way- where will the band/DJ go? Where shall we put the cake? Where do I need flowers?

And in this particular area- I would like to think of myself as a bit of an expert. I have dressed so many venues in the surrounding counties in so many different ways- each and every one has been amazing- so when it comes to budgeting for the big day- I can always suggest ways in which your flower budget can go a bit further- namely by repurposing your ceremony displays over to the wedding breakfast- saving the need for doubling up.

One such example below- having a ceremony table display moved over to the centre of the top table afterwards.

Just a bit of extra foliage here to break up the expanse of tablecloth.  (Ufton Court)

And also having empty vases dotted along the top table for bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets to go into makes use of the flowers while you are eating- and gives them a little drink so they can be in tiptop condition should you wish to preserve them after the wedding.

Arches for ceremony areas- these can be moved over to behind top tables to frame the speeches. Or as backdrops for photobooth areas or the band after the wedding breakfast again- so maybe having 3 uses on the day.

(Silchester Farm)

Floor meadows can frame the floor in front of the top table too- or bar areas- and fireplaces too.

(Silchester Farm)

(Silchester Farm)

Then aisle flowers can also be untied from the ends of any decorated chairs from the ceremony and placed into glassware as extra displays too. These can decorate the cake table, guest book area, post box- you name it…

(Wasing Park)

(Hillfields Farm)

(Hillfields Farm)

I really hope that this helps with your planning towards the decorations for your big day. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements for your wedding with me- happy to meet at your venue and run through everything you may need- or a Teams call for our first discussion.

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