I like flowers. They look nice, they smell nice and they make your house pretty.
That is the extent of my flower knowledge. You may think I’m joking, but seriously, like Jon Snow, I know nothing. So when it came to finding a florist and choosing the flowers for our wedding, I wanted them to be good but I had no idea how to make that happen.
With no knowledge and no idea of what I wanted, I had no idea where to start. Every time I saw a bunch of flowers or a table decoration, I’d inevitably only like a certain part of it and then would have to spend ages trying to find out the names of the flowers I did like.
So I resorted back to looking in wedding magazines for guidance and they said that I must consider:
- What flowers are in season – I don’t even know their names let alone if they’re ‘in season’
- What your colour scheme is – I think I can manage this one
- How much you want to spend – this is the hardest part, when you nothing about flowers, you also know nothing about how much they cost, making it impossible to know if you’re getting a good deal or not – HELP!
I’d seen a flower called gypsophila (it took me an hour to find that out and I still have no clue how to pronounce it!) I thought it was pretty and wanted to know the possibilities of using this flower in some way.
However, this was not a job I could do over the internet or in magazines. I looked up some local independent florists, arranged to meet one lady in person and just hoped to god she would be able to help me.
The lady called Tricia was lovely, she didn’t seem to be put off by me being a total amateur and put my mind at rest by bringing a book of photos where I essentially pointed at the flowers I liked and she noted them down- perfect!
Luckily Tricia has a great deal of experience and was able to point out all the flowers I’d forgotten or overlooked, and made some great suggestions based on my wedding venue, colour scheme and my endless Pinterest boards.
In this situation I’m glad I actually met with someone rather than trying to do everything over the internet, it’s a big weight off my mind to know exactly who will be doing my flowers and that she is on the end of the phone if I need her.
Wedding flowers = done.