Your Wedding Guide
Often brides are unsure what needs to be done when sorting their flowers for their special day. As we would like to provide you with the best possible service, we have put together a general diary plan check list for your convenience. This list is by all means not a strict plan but it will hopefully help you receive the best organization for you wedding day flowers.
12 - 18 months before your date:
Be looking for ideas - Internet photos, magazines, drawings. The best start will be to confirm your color/theme, this will give you an idea for flower colors.
Check availability - If you have already booked your wedding venue and would like to secure our services for your special day, please phone, pop in, email or use our Check your date page on our website to check the availability and to book your date.
Set your wedding flower budget - You will need to be clear with your florist how much you wish to spend so they can use their experience to work within your budget to give you the fantastic results you wish for.
12 months before your wedding:
Booking a wedding consultation - Arrange an appointment with a flower wedding specialist at Elizabeths, this is where you can explain to our consultants what you would like within your budget, to also help and offer you new exciting things you may not have thought about. The purpose of the consultation is really to get to know each other better. It is so important that you choose a florist which inspires you and whom you trust. Similarly, we get to understand your likes, dislikes, ideas and inspiration. Feel free to bring as many references as you want, whether that’s magazine tear sheets, swatches or Pinterest boards! We usually schedule an hour or so for this first appointment and definitely recommend bringing someone along with you to share the experience. We think two people is the perfect number…otherwise it can get confusing! We will go through all your floral requirements from the bouquet to your reception plans. We can show you examples of our work and all the vases, votives and props that we can use to help create your vision.
Securing your date - Once we have met your quote will be emailed to you. To secure the date we require a £50.00 non-refundable booking fee, which will be deducted from your final bill.
3 - 6 months before your special day:
Confirm your order - To get the worry and stress out of the way, confirm your order with the florist.
Hair flowers - If you or your bridesmaids are having hair flowers, it is a good idea to have a trial run with your hairdresser.
3 weeks before your wedding:
Finalizing your wedding order - We meet around 3 - 4 weeks before your wedding date to finalize your requirements and talk through all the details and your payment date.
On the day itself:
ENJOY - We will deliver your bridal flowers to you on the morning of your wedding at an agreed time, usually 2 hours before the ceremony. Our dedicated team will ensure all the ceremony and venue flowers are set up for you on the day. We like to think this gives you one less thing to think about! We will also collect all hire items from your venue, unless agreed otherwise.
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