This week, I’m super excited to post for your enjoyment here my recent chat with Sarah King of Mimoza Design! Her company does amazing work with flowers, although you don’t have to take my word for it – you can check out the website and see for yourself! Read on for the interview:
What’s the most important thing for couples to keep in mind when planning their flowers?
The biggest thing is budget – too many times, couples don’t put aside enough money for the flowers (and the labor in designing and arranging them as well!). Although each financial situation and wedding style is different, I would recommend preparing to pay $80-120 per table for the average centerpiece arrangement.
When should a couple book their flowers?
In my experience, most couples book 3-6 months before the actual day of their wedding. I would say, definitely book as soon as you secure your venue (because the type of venue will help determine the style of flowers you want) and/or at least 3 months before the big day. You want to give yourself – and your florist – enough time to make your vision come true while also staying within a set budget, but you also don’t want to give yourself too much time and have second thoughts!
What recommendations do you have for couples who wish to go the DIY route?
First off, always make sure to ask the opinion of a professional first – I’m always happy to give DIY couples some helpful tips free of charge! The most common advice I give is to keep it simple – don’t try to make an elaborate arrangement; stick to a clean design instead that features a single bloom. Also, before committing to the DIY route, keep in mind that on the day of your wedding, someone has to make sure the flowers are stored in a cool space and kept out of sunlight beforehand (as well as make sure every bloom is perfectly in place when the guests start to arrive). This is a major reason why hiring a florist – despite the additional cost – has the major benefit of bringing you peace of mind to fully enjoy your special day; somebody else, not you, worries about making sure your flowers look their absolute best.
What other advice do you have for our readers?
Before meeting with your florist for the first time, come prepared with design inspiration (Pinterest is especially helpful here!) Although here’s a disclaimer: what’s been put online has been put there for a reason (namely that it looks very nice and is accordingly more expensive). Also, choosing flowers that will be in season during your wedding will help keep costs from ballooning.
Well, readers, I hope you enjoyed this talk and found it helpful! And if you enjoyed Mimoza Design’s work, be sure to like their Facebook page!