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Bridal Show

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Bridal Show

  1. 1. Your Family FAMILY TRADITIONS? HERITAGE/CULTURE? SENTIMENTAL HEIRLOOMS? Your Story HOW DID YOU MEET? FUN HOBBIES TOGETHER? Your Home LOCAL FOOD/DRINK? FUN ACTIVITIES? COOL PLACES TO GO? Your Style WHERE DO YOU SHOP? HOW IS YOUR HOUSE DECORATED? Blogs We Love: Fabulous Color Inspiration: Other Great Sites: FindingDesign Inspiration • Style Me Pretty | www.stylemepretty.com • Wedding Chicks | www.weddingchicks.com • Ruffled | www.ruffledblog.com • Magnolia Rouge | www.magnoliarouge.com • The Perfect Palette | www.theperfectpalette.com • Design-Seeds | www.design-seeds.com • The Knot | www.theknot.com • Wedding Wire | www.weddingwire.com • Pinterest | www.pinterest.com
  2. 2. • Send any inspirational images you love - from gorgeous bridal bouquets, to stunning table designs. Although we strive to create custom look for you, the images help us get a sense of our overall style and preferences. • Bring pictures and fabric swatches of both your lovely dress and your bridesmaid’s! This is crucial when creating color palettes, selecting the perfect blooms, and choosing linens. • We suggest you create a list of questions and flower needs prior to your consultation. This will help ensure that nothing gets missed in all the excitement during your design meeting. • Try to set a base-line budget for floral and decor before coming to the consultation. If you are unsure of the cost of flowers, we provide all our brides with a floral estimate tool. Booking Vendors • Read reviews and watch testimonial videos. • Set-up a meeting prior to booking. • Be sure to get a formal contract, and sign it! • Book the venue first! The rest will follow. • Provide them a detailed timeline (or have your planner do so), 2-3 weeks out. • Trust them to do their job Preparing for a Consultation
  3. 3. Timeline Logistics Getting Ready Hair and makeup. First look. Bridal party pictures. Formal family pictures. Ceremony Guest arrival. Processional. Ceremony. Recessional Cocktail Hour Transportation. Cocktail hour. Room reveal. Guest Seating. Reception Bridal party entrance. Toasts. Dinner. Special dances. Dessert. Dancing. • There are several factors that determine how much flowers are going to cost. For example: Are you looking for local blooms, or are you looking for a specific imported flower? Are you ordering both ceremony and reception decor, or do you only need personal flowers? If you are ordering centerpieces, do you have 10 tables, or 30? Generally, it is suggested that you spend 12-15% of your total wedding budget on flowers and decor. However, we have seen and worked with clients who choose to spend much more and much less than this average percentage, depending on their personal needs and desires. Florists must factor the following details into the cost of your wedding flowers: Amount ordered, quality of flowers, color of flowers, origin of flowers, seasonal availability of flowers, designer costs, creativeness and originality of designs, labor fees for set, strike, delivery, transfers, and/or pick up, location of event and travel costs, complexity of set-ups, rental items and other materials used. How to Set a Budget for florals and decor

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