Smell the Roses, or Lilies, or ………


Think for a moment about what you want your wedding to look like.  What do you want your centerpieces to look like?  Are they flowers?  What are you holding in your hand when you walk down the aisle?  Flowers!  They are so many creative things that you can do with flowers.  First and foremost you are going to want bouquets for your bridesmaids and boutonnieres for your groomsmen.

This planning step is one of the most fun, and most important of the process.  This is really where your creative juices can flow, and where you can pick and choose what you want to go where.  A lot of the time this is the part of the process where things really start coming together.  The first and most important thing to do is to find a good florist.

Do your research, and make sure that you have someone who is reputable, and you know will be able to give you what you want.  Go to websites for florists like Candlelight and Roses or Sparks Florist in the Reno area, and see what things have been done in the past to get a good idea of what kind of look you want at your event.

Whether you like Roses or daisies, lilies or snap dragons, your possibilities are almost endless.  This is a great time to enhance your color scheme, or play up the theme of your wedding.  This is a great time to really think outside the box. However talk with your florist and get samples of what things will look like before you say the final word…yes.  You want to make sure that everything is going to look good, and go with the ideas and thoughts that you have in your head.

You florist needs to become your best friend during this process.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and above all don’t be afraid to say no.  If there is something that you don’t like tell them.  You have the say in what you get at your wedding, and if you don’t like it you tell them.  Don’t be afraid to hurt their feelings.  They want what you want, and will usually do what it takes to make it happen, and if they are not willing to do that you need to find another florist.

Keep in mind however, that this can be one of the more expensive aspects of your big day.  Keep your budget close to heart when choosing flowers.  If you feel that the cost is getting out of hand talk to your florist about alternatives that will give you the same looks that you love.  There are always ways to get the look you are going for.

Now go out and smell the roses, and make your day fragrant and beautiful!



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