1. Not seeing the big picture.
Couples tend to see the centerpieces and table setting but not visualize the whole reception room.
2. Not trusting your florist.
It’s good to communicate your vision, likes, dislikes and expectations but remember to be flexible as well. Trust your vendors.
3. Not reusing ceremony arrangements.
Aisle flowers can become centerpieces and altar pieces can be moved to the buffet table.
4. Booking your florist last.
5. Refusing to compromise.
Again: be flexible. A florist can do a much better job if the bride asks for an overall look, feel and color scheme and let the florist create it.
6. Ruling out pricey blooms.
Flowers like cattleya orchids and peonies are more expensive but cover more space and have a greater impact.
7. Not communicating with your florist.
Bring examples so your florist knows what you want and not want.
8. Using only one color.
Avoid matching the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses. Go for contrast.
9. Choosing strongly scented flowers.
Leave them for your bouquet. You don’t want dizzy or sneezy guests.
10. Not taking care of your blooms.
11. Forgetting to budget for flowers.
12. Taking on too much DIY.
13. Ordering your flowers too late.
Flowers come from all over the world. Keep that in mind.
14. Choosing an oversized bouquet.
15. Overlooking the reception table linens.
Linens complete the look of your centerpieces.