From soft and romantic, to Bold and demure, there is always that perfect flower for every wedding. With so many flowers to choose from of different colors, shapes, sizes, fragrances and durability, you need a good starting point. The following ideas should help you in choosing the right mixture of flowers for your wedding.
Things to take into consideration:
Season of Flower choices
The theme of your wedding
As always your budget should always come first in choosing your flowers. Take into account the mandatory floral designs you will need. such as, bouquets for the wedding party, corsages, boutonnières, altar decorations, candelabras, aisle décor, remembrance bouquets, entrance decorations, cake decorations, centerpieces, bar decorations, delivery and set-up. Stay within your budget so that you anticipate for other wedding costs, so plan carefully.
As for the season, some flowers you may want may only be in season certain times of the year, so Google the actual flower you want and see if it is within season. And don’t forget to take into account the weather on your date, extreme heat can be devastating to certain flowers in just a short time and can ruin a wedding.
Take into account your theme when choosing, as some flowers bring out different feelings when shown. Some weddings are more relaxed and casual while others are more formal and elegant. Sunflowers and daisies are a more casual flower with all of the bright colors they come in. Lilies are more formal with their sleek lines, but are very fragile. Looking for that romantic wedding vibe, Roses are always a standard that never fails with many variations of colors to choose from.
As for where to shop for your wedding. Use a reputable florist that listens to your needs and offers a wide selection of choices. If you are in the Fresno area, another alternative is to visit the Fresno State Flower Dept. They have some excellent students working there and have a beautiful van for delivery with great prices to boot. Check them out at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/agf/floral/services/weddings.html
Another way to save money is to purchase your own flowers at cost at your local Costco or Sam’s Club or floral warehouse. My personal favorite location is the Los Angeles Flower Mart where you can purchase some flowers at 10 cents on the dollar and get the flowers YOU desire for your wedding. Here is a link to their site: http://www.laflowerdistrict.com/hours.asp . This is an excellent way to save money and get your friends and family to help design your flowers. Remember that the typical amount to spend is 15% of the total wedding budget on flowers and decorations. If you have any questions regarding flowers or Wedding photography, feel free to call me anytime. Daniel Street – Soulmates Photography 559 456-1502 http://www.SoulmatesPhotography.com
What does the Average FRESNO Wedding Cost?
Couples that live in or travel to Fresno, CA (County) spend between $20,741 and $34,569 on average for their wedding. The figures below shows the percent of couples that spend in different ranges for Fresno, CA (County). Figures courtesy of http://www.CostofWeddings.com
Attire: $1.79 K
Beauty and spa $138.00
Flowers and decorations$1.6K
Gifts and Favors $698.00
Venue, Catering & Rentals $12.17K
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Congratulations. Your engaged. Now comes the exciting and never ending search for the perfect venue for your Wedding. Fresno Ca. brides have so many Romantic and elegant venues to choose from. Some examples are: Wonder Valley Resort, Wolf Lakes, Holland Park West, The Golden Palace, Dante Club, and so many more. Here are some helpful hints to get you started.
3 things to take into consideration are:
PRICE: One important piece of advice. Never be broke on the day of your wedding. Relationships are difficult enough, no need to add the problems of a financial hardship.
Take into consideration the size and location of your venue. If you expect 250 guests, check with the venue to see if they can accommodate your wishes. The last thing you need is to have the Fire Marshal at your event restricting access to your venue because of an overflow problem. Also, location is something to think about. If you plan a wedding at the beach instead of a local venue, understand that you will lose a large portion of your guests due to travel and financial hardships.
TYPE OF VENUE: Will your wedding be Romantic, Upscale, Country Style, a Backyard Family setting or are you still unsure. Take into account the theme of your wedding, your colors, flowers, and your distinctive personality traits.
Also check on any restrictions limiting your plans, examples would be: No throwing Flower Pedals on the couple, Some Venues have a no pedals policy due to liability issues. Sound restrictions for your DJ, No walk in runner for the entrance, no outside alcohol allowed, is a horse and carriage allowed, What is the after wedding cleanup policy.
Never pay for a venue unless you visit it first and remember that if your wedding falls on a weekday you can ask if there is a discount for off days. This alone can save your budget. A deposit is always required for holding your date, just don’t forget to ask about any refund policy in case of a mishap to your plans. Don’t forget to ask for reviews or referrals from past weddings.
Choosing your season is probably the most important detail. Do you want a Fall wedding, or are you more into a beautiful spring event. Take into consideration weather conditions: Cold, Rain, hot sun, snow. This will allow you to plan the little details like umbrellas, shade, or hand fans to match your colors. One important note to keep track of is the Time Change. You probably don’t want to have your outdoor wedding in the dark, so plan ahead and check the online Sunset Times.
Congratulation on your upcoming wedding and remember that the most important part of this all is your love for one another and your future together, The rest are just details.
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