Wedding Florist

I met our florist at the same wedding fayre I met the photographer. What I liked about her displays were the way they were so simple yet so eye catching at the same time.

Tell us what your wedding flowers were like!

Most of the wedding magazines will be able to tell you what’s hip and trendy at the moment but I think its more important to find something that you actually like, as this will make for a good starting point when you come to meet your florist.

Again its important to visit more than one florist that way you can see their portfolios and what the possibilities are for you.

  • Flowers by month, check them out
  • Use our flower colour guide to help you find the flowers by colour.
  • Buy wedding flowers with Bunches Florapost >>

Wedding Flowers Budgetwedding-flowers

Your wedding bouquet should compliment your wedding dress. Set yourself a budget and stick to it. Any florist who’s worth their weight should be able to work within your budget. If you want to keep costs down ask your florist to use flowers that are in season.

You might also want to consider silk flowers. Traditionally they are more expensive to purchase than fresh flowers but if you hire silk flowers for your wedding venue you’ll cut the cost of your flower budget. You may also want consider silk flowers if you suffer from allergies.

If you have green fingers, and space in your garden, you could also consider growing your own flowers. You can purchase a whole range of bulbs and seeds from places such as Direct Bulbs >>.

Classic Bouquets

There are four classic bouquet arrangements:

Hand-tied posy
Loosely tied short-stemmed flowers, tied with a ribbon. Carried by brides wanting to create a contemporary feel to their wedding.

Free style bouquet
Loosely tied long stemmed flowers are used to create a more natural look. An ideal way of bringing a very personal feel to your big day.

Teardrop bouquet (Shower)
Your classic wedding bouquet, commonly used in churches. An inverted teardrop shape, with the flowers drawn down towards a point. This style will compliment any bride with a full figure but should be avoided by petite brides.

Formal posy
A compact rounded mass of tightly packed flowers, quite often roses are chosen. This style is most suited to brides wearing a full dress. Bridesmaids can be given a small identical version of the bouquet.

Top tips to finding the right florist

  • A good florist should have experience in having catered for weddings.
  • They should be able to provide a portfolio featuring a large selection of different styled bouquets and flower arrangements.
  • Agree that they will be there putting together your flowers on your wedding day
  • Ask the florist what provisions they make in order to keep the flowers fresh for when they are needed.
  • What back-up plan do they have available if the flowers do not arrive on time for the wedding.
  • You might want to preserve your flowers after the wedding so it might be worth asking the florist if they offer an aftercare service or can they provide an alternative such as artificial or silk flowers.
  • When you ask each florist for a quote make sure they include all the hidden extras such as their transport costs, ribbons, wire, their service and VAT, that way you shouldn’t have any surprises.
  • Ask whether they are exclusive to you on the wedding day.
  • Ask if they are available to do your wedding on your chosen date.
  • How much deposit will you have to pay to secure their services on the day, and when will you have to pay the final balance.
  • Ask whether they can provide spare buttonholes for people on the day in case your guests lose any.

Check out our flower guides for each month

- January - May - September
- February - June - October
- March - July - November
- April - August - December

What were your Wedding Flowers like?

Let us know what your wedding flowers were like so that we can place details here and maybe give inspiration to others!

"We originally had a quote from a local North Berwick florist for our wedding at dirleton castle and we were very shocked at the price. Once we recieved the quote from them we were astonished at the price. I contacted an old school friends florist in Portobello (Edinburgh), to discuss the quote and see what she thought. Well now we are going with my friend, as she was telling me that the price i was quoted was a celeb wedding price, well i was shocked. My friend is giving me what i want plus more for half the price of the original quote from North Berwick.

I am having a fairy tale wedding and well her prices are amazing. I am so excited for the day and have seen all my flowers and she is such a lovley woman." Diane Crawford

"The florist we had was excellent. She was local at the Orchardleigh Estate in Somerset. Lesley's Flower Shop provided exactly what I wanted it made me cry walking into the church She even gave us advice on what to do for the guests and other problems we might have incurred at the house." Janye Smith

"Flowers were simple - tight posy of white roses surrounded, for bride & bridesmaids had pure white cala lilies." Beth, Bury St Edmund

"I had delicate cream tulips for my wedding bouquet to remind me of the day my fiancé proposed while we were in Amsterdam." Claire from Southampton