Five Tips to think about before you order flowers for your Gay Wedding.
There are a few things to think about before you brief your florist to ensure you get the look and feel that you want for your wedding flowers.
1: What sort of personality do you and your partner have? If you are fun and bright and colourful in real life and your taste is similar this would make a good starting point for your flowers. If you prefer to be more muted and neutral and perhaps your style is simple and sophisticated then start with this approach to the flowers for your big day.
If you both want buttonholes that's fine - why not choose one really big and blousey and one a little more conservative, or one to match each of your personalities.
Flowers don't have to match and it maybe that one of you is a raving red person and the other prefers more muted tones - flowers are a great way to reflect real loves and real lives.
These days lots of guys have a bouquet for the day (they look fabulous against a dark suit or tweed...) and of course - if you order two bouquets they are two bouquets to throw! What could be better? Have you thought about flowers for your beard? It's a great way to add a little quirkiness and I think they look fabulous. Whatever you are thinking it's fine to have fun with flowers - the more creative the better in our view.
2: What's the venue like? If you have chosen a barn you might want the flowers to have a really natural rustic feel (you can still choose bright or pastel colours of course) If you have a luxurious setting or a really sleek setting think about whether you would like your flowers to compliment this.
Mother Nature seriously does not need to match so you don't need a degree course or a pantone colour selector to have beautiful flowers - You florist will understand pastels, brights or pink with mint greens :)
3: Season. What time of the year are you going to get hitched? If you have a Christmas or winter wedding perhaps you would like to have icy berries, greenery and foliage and perhaps bring in blues whites and greens, or maybe you want to go really Christmassy with Red Holly, Ivy and Mistletoes?
For a summer wedding perhaps you want all the colours of the rainbow and to include sunflowers? Whatever the season it always looks lovely when the colours and tones match the weather and of course using seasonal flowers means you get the very best quality and the very best price.
4: Budget. You can really spend the earth on flowers if you want to.... The flower budget can never be too great! :)
On the other hand we all need a budget to work to and if you are having a florist to do the whole event from start to finish some couples allocate between 7 and 10% of their total wedding spend on flowers. If you order online with us you can use Buckets of British Blooms if you want to do your own venue flowers and this can help with costs.
Our flower costs start from £10 for a buttonhole and £55 for a Bridal Bouquet. A small budget does not mean you can't have beautiful flowers with lots of impact.
5: Ordering online. It's simple and easy to order your wedding flowers online these days. You will never feel under pressure and yet we are here for you when you need a bit of help. There is a fully trackable order, your theme can be matched and using a British Florist that uses just British Flowers ensures that your arrangements arrive direct from our farm.