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How Early Should You Order Wedding Flowers?

If your wedding is on the horizon, you have likely spent some time thinking about how you would like the celebration to look. Flowers are a major component of your wedding’s aesthetic. Flowers represent your personal tastes, play a big role in the wedding’s theme and provide important color. These flowers will last forever as they will be captured in video and pictures taken during the celebration of your love. The question begs: how early should wedding flowers be ordered?

Key Considerations

Do not haphazardly select a date ahead of your wedding to order flowers for the big day! The last thing you want is a bunch of old and wilting flowers to line your wedding hall, reception area and other spaces within the facility. Brant Florist customers will testify that we have the best possible combination of diverse inventory, great prices and elite customer service. We can accommodate orders placed a year in advance as well as rush orders and anything in between.

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It is imperative that you wait until the perfect time to place the order. Try to figure out exactly which types of flowers you desire for your wedding far in advance. Keep in mind that certain flowers might not be available during specific seasons and/or months. Once you have settled on flower types that match the colors and theme of your wedding, it is time to start planning the order date.

Order Timing

It is prudent to place your order wedding flower order between six and nine months ahead of the wedding. For some people, ordering this early might seem way too far ahead of the wedding date. However, placing your order far in advance gives us ample time to plan for your big day. It will also give you a lengthy window to coordinate your wedding apparel and theme to match the color and style of your flowers.

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Why Waiting Until the Last Minute is a Mistake

Plenty of brides believe they can wait until the months, weeks and days ahead of their wedding date to place the flower order. This is especially tempting for brides who plan to order flowers online. However, delaying the order until the last minute will negatively impact the wedding planning process. If you put off the order too long, it might prove difficult to procure the appropriate flowers to match the wedding colors and theme.

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Give Your Florist at Least a Full Month to Prepare Your Floral Arrangement

At a bare minimum, you should order your wedding flowers at least one month in advance. Give your flower provider at least this amount of time to assemble your arrangements and you will avoid rush charges, guarantee your chosen flowers are available and give the florists enough time to grow specific flowers for your celebration.

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Brant Florist has the Flowers of Your Dreams

Brant Florist is your go-to source for wedding flowers. We have a diverse array of gorgeous flowers that suit every type of wedding theme. Whether you are looking for a fully customized floral arrangement or prefer to select one from our most popular wedding flowers, we will accommodate your requests down to the very last detail. Put your faith in Brant Florist and your special day will feature the most beautiful flowers you have ever seen.

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We assemble each flower arrangement by hand to ensure the highest quality. Our team goes the extra mile by providing a special message with each of our beautiful floral arrangements. Our goal is to custom tailor each bouquet to make a personalized impact that puts a smile on every customer’s face.

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Flower Trends for Your Summer Wedding

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With springtime in full bloom, it is a happy reminder that wedding season is right around the corner. If you’re planning a summer wedding, you were likely eager for spring to arrive so you can choose the perfect flowers to compliment your colour scheme of your wedding.

Here are this year’s hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your colours and/or flowers for your summer 2016 wedding.

Pastels

Pastel Flower | Brant Florist | Summer Wedding TrendsWhatever colour it is that you’re choosing for your wedding, finding flowers in a pastel shade of that colour will give an elegant and classic touch to your wedding.

Pastel shades of any colour go well with white (ie. your white wedding dress), light grey or any light shade of neutral to compliment your pastel colour. Consider these neutral shades for your vases or ribbons for your wedding flowers.

Simple and Classy

Wedding Flower Trends | Simple Classic Flowers | Summer WeddingNothing says “classy wedding” like a simple flower arrangement with clean neutrals to compliment your classic white dress.

Think white on white with clear, white or silver vases for a simple and classy flower arrangement. White roses are the perfect option for this simple and stylish trend.

Fresh Cut and Wild

CreSummer Wedding Trend | Wedding Flowers | Wild Flowers | Wedding Centrepieceate a fresh and rustic look with your wedding centrepieces by add vines, sprigs, herbs and different sized and coloured blossoms for a more rustic look to your centrepieces and bouquets. This is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding.

Have fun with designing your own arrangement with all of your preferred colours and other “wild” elements to add to your centrepieces!

 

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Mix it up at your wedding by making each wedding centrepiece different. Not all the tables, or your bridesmaid’s bouquets, need to look the same! This element of variety is very trendy this year. You can either stick with a similar colour and a different variety of flower type, or choose all different colours of flowers and use all of your favourite colours that you just couldn’t choose from this year.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Match your boutonnieres for your groomsmen to your bridesmaids’ flower bouquets or corsages.

If you’re going with the Summer Wedding Trend Bridesmaids Flowers | Brant Florist Wedding Flowersvariety trend, make sure that the flower in the groomsman’s boutonniere is the same colour flower as the bouquet of the bridesmaid’s that he is walking down the aisle! This keeps the variety as a fresh element and keeps a unified consistency to your wedding party.

 

Fresh and Local

A guaranteed trend this year is that of local and seasonal. By choosing wedding flowers that are in season where you are holding your wedding, you’re ensuring not only the freshest cut flowers, but also that they are from a local florist.

There is no better choice than supporting local businesses and displaying flower arrangements that were prepared only days before your big day.

Our website is organized and categorized by season and occasion for so many more ideas on summer wedding flower trends for 2016!

If you’re still deciding the trend of wedding flowers you’ll be going with this summer, give us a call at 877-545-5535 and our team of designers will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the perfect arrangements for your summer wedding.

Tips And Strategies On How To Plan For A Wedding

Wedding FlowersIf you are planning a wedding in the near future, you may want to incorporate the advice of this article, to get the wedding just right. There are themes, speeches, and even professional services that could be needed and you want to be sure to have the whole day planned perfectly.

If you are planning a wedding reception on a budget, consider asking the local culinary school for help. Culinary schools will often provide a meal for your reception for just the cost of food. This gives their students valuable training, and provides you with a catered meal at a significantly reduced cost.

Unless you are throwing a gala event, keep the guest list realistic and keep it small. Invite the most important people in your life first; family and close friends. Do not branch out much further than this and it will keep your wedding intimate and make sure that you have time to socialize with everyone you invite. Too many guests will keep you running trying to acknowledge them all!

For your first song as a couple, use something that is not only popular but has a lot of meaning for you and the person that you love. Play the first song you ever danced to or a song that reminds you of that person to make the best of this moment.

Try to arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel or resort for guests arriving for your destination wedding. At worst, have your guests meet up and form groups so they can share the limo or cab costs. It’s already costing them a lot to be there – try to help them as much as possible!

If you use the advice found in this article, you could easily find yourself planning a great wedding that is fail-proof. Sure, there is anxiety associated with any wedding, but you could put it all to rest with these tips in mind, as you set forth in planning the perfect wedding.

PS. Don’t forget to order your Wedding Flowers in advance to avoid any surprises on the day. Remember, a great local florist will work with you to help make your day perfect.

Wedding Flowers

Both decoration and an unforgettable wedding tradition, wedding flowers occupy an important spot in the kind of wedding you have always dreamed of. If you want to do your own wedding flowers, now is the time to start learning how to make the arrangements. You want your roses to look fresh and beautiful. That-s simple to do. Just follow the steps provided below:

Step 1: Caring for Your Flowers

This is also called ‘conditioning.’ You should do this first step as soon as you bring your wedding flowers home.

Designed to fully hydrate the blooms, the conditioning process helps perk up your wedding flowers and get them ready for arranging.

Step 2: Set Aside a Special Room

It is important that you set aside a special room for conditioning. Since this room is also used to store and arrange your wedding flowers, it should have the following ideal conditions:

TEMPERATURE between 65-70 degrees

Away from direct sunlight and away from direct heat sources and drafts

Off-limits to pets and children

Enough space for all of your helpers and supplies

Step 3: Prepare Your Workspace

To start working on your wedding flowers, you need to equip your workspace with the following basic items:

FIVE-GALLON BUCKETS. One bucket per three to four bunches, or 75-100 wedding flowers, should be enough. These buckets are available at your local hardware store or online big home improvement stores for about $3.50 a piece. Do not use buckets that have been used for cleaning because they may contain residue from detergents that may harm your wedding flowers.

DROP CLOTH. Alternatively, you can also use an old bed sheet or a plastic painting drop cloth and lay it down on the carpet. Another option would be an inexpensive shower curtain liner.

SHARP UTILITY SCISSORS. You can find these from almost every craft or home improvement store. Get several pairs, especially if you have friends and family helping you prepare your wedding flowers.

CHAIRS AND TABLES. This, of course, is a given. You-ll want a few places for you and your helpers to sit on. Tables you need if you are making large arrangements.

GARBAGE BAGS. For easy clean up.

Step 4: Enlist Your Friends- Help

Not only is this going to make the work easier, it could also move the work faster. Plus, don-t forget the fun factor in socializing as all the lovely wedding flowers emerge from the box, looking and smelling wonderful.

Step 5: Roll Up Your Sleeves

Now, time for the real work to begin. First, rise out several of your clean buckets and fill them halfway with warm water. Then, use your utility scissors to snip away the straps that hold the wedding flowers in the box. Remove the excess foliage with the scissors. Be sure not to let the foliage fall into the water as this will decay, introducing bacteria and shortening your flowers- life.