Today I am extremely happy to post an article written by guest blogger Maya Savanovich from Sydney, Australia. Welcome Maya and thank you!

Maya Sanavanovich from The Flower Man, Sydney, Australia.

Maya Savanovich from The Flower Man, Sydney, Australia.

Maya has some really good tips for readers and I know you will find good advice in this article. She even has great ideas about what style of bouquet goes with what style of wedding gown!

And, you can follow Maya on Pinterest for other great wedding ideas and to see more of her beautiful collages.

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Flowers play a vital role in all wedding ceremonies and receptions. They help set a romantic ambiance and above all bring out the colors you have chosen for your wedding. Choosing the right florist can help alleviate stress leading up to your wedding. You need to book a florist between six and twelve months before the wedding date. Below is a list of everything you need to know before booking a florist for your wedding.

BUDGET

First, decide on the amount of money you want to spend on flowers. While flowers are very important in a wedding, you need to be realistic. Make a decision of how much you will spend and above all make sure you stick to your budget no matter what. A good and experienced florist should be able to work within your budget.

SIZE OF YOUR WEDDING PARTY

The size of your wedding party will determine what you order. Along with your bouquet and flowers for the ladies/flower girls in your wedding party, how many boutonnieres, corsages, table arrangements will be needed? All these should add up to the budget. If you don’t want to spend above your budget, then it’s advisable that you carefully reconsider the numbers.

CHOICE OF FLOWERS

Choosing seasonal flowers will be much cheaper compared with choosing flowers that are out of season. Make sure you meet your florist at least two months before the wedding to secure all the details. She/he will let you know if all your flower choices are still available.

Flowers definitely make an impression so choosing the right flowers to match the style and theme of the wedding will leave everyone talking about how amazing the ceremony and reception looked. It’s very important that your wedding bouquet suits your lovely wedding dress.

Beautiful bouquets with spring flowers.

Beautiful bouquets with spring flowers.

Gorgeous summer flower bouquets.

Gorgeous summer flower bouquets.

Dramatic bouquets for a fall wedding.

Bright bouquets for a fall wedding.

Dramatic winter bouquets.

Dramatic winter bouquets.

FIND A FLORIST

You will find your perfect florist by doing some research and shopping around. A good florist needs to be creative and should give you great ideas that inspire you. The florist should also be flexible enough to work according to your budget. She/he should be honest, reliable and someone you can trust. This way you will be sure that your flowers arrive on time and that everything will be perfectly placed according to plan.

The florist should have a portfolio of their work. Take your time and view their previous work. By doing this you may find something that you like or even get an idea of how creative the florist can be. You need to help the florist understand your style and exactly what you want. This can be done by creating a simple scrap book with photographs of your favorite fabric samples, flowers or even a picture of your bridesmaid outfits.

YOUR WEDDING BOUQUET

The next thing you need to work on after you have selected your florist is your wedding bouquet. This is the number one and the most photographed accessory of a wedding. The style of your wedding dress is the greatest determiner of your bouquet choice.

A shower bouquet should be used with a full skirted dress or a dress with a train.

A shower bouquet should be used with a full skirted dress or a dress with a train.

The trailing bouquet will be perfect if you wear an A-line, princess or ballerina skirt or a long and a flowing train.

The trailing bouquet will be perfect if you wear an A-line, princess or ballerina skirt or a long and a flowing train.

For a short skirt, chose a pomander bouquet.

For a short skirt, chose a pomander bouquet.

The hand-tied bouquet is ideal if you wear an understated modern look.

The hand-tied bouquet is ideal if you wear an understated modern look.

 An underarm bouquet is best for outfits with a lot of detailing, long or silky styles.

An underarm bouquet is best for outfits with a lot of detailing, long or silky styles.

Whatever your options are, make sure you work with a good florist. Talk to your florist two days before the wedding and confirm the order and delivery time. This will guarantee everything is in order and that you get amazing floral decorations for your wedding day!

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