Shopping for wedding flowers is hard work, especially when it comes to comparing proposals. Because each florist has different sources for flowers and a different style, comparing quotes is like comparing apples and oranges. Are you going to get the right shade of pink? How big will the bouquet or centerpiece actually be? Sometimes you just don’t know what you’re going to get until it is delivered!
My goal is to make each of my brides comfortable with the flowers I plan to deliver. I help brides select specific varieties of flowers based on their style, color palette and budget. Then I include pictures of each variety on their proposal, along with a written description and pricing. I even include approximate sizes for centerpieces. My hope is to surprise and delight my brides and their guests by creating a more beautiful experience then they imagined. But that also means “no surprises!” when it comes to color palette and size of their flowers.
Color palette is something that must be tackled on an individual basis, but sizes can be easily compared. I created three classic blush centerpieces at different price points. Each centerpiece is photographed on a standard five foot round table with eight place settings. All of the centerpieces are made with the same components – soft pink spray roses, apricot stock, blush standard roses, white hydrangea and seeded eucalyptus. The first centerpiece is arranged in a gold compote, measures approximately 13 inches in diameter and retails for $85. Let’s call this the Small Garden Centerpiece. The Small Garden Centerpiece leaves room for more candles, favors or even a more formal place setting. It might be the right centerpiece for you if you are on a tight budget, or if flowers aren’t the most important element at your wedding.