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Wedding Flowers Weddings one of the most interesting and challenging segments of the florist business tradition plays a major role Weddings modern weddings are reflecting more individuality couples are generally older and have a specific idea of what they want Bridal Consultations

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  • one of the most interesting and challenging segments of the florist business
  • tradition plays a major role
  • modern weddings are reflecting more individuality
  • couples are generally older and have a specific idea of what they want
bridal consultations
Bridal Consultations
  • first interview is usually the most important
  • at least three months prior to the wedding
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Bridal Consultations
  • normally handled by the head designer or the owner/manager of the shop
  • an area is usually set aside for these meetings where interruptions will be minimal
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Bridal Consultations
  • may include looking at ribbon samples
  • photo albums of sample wedding work
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Bridal Consultations
  • florist must learn as much about the wedding plans as possible
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Bridal Consultations
  • florist needs to determine:
  • set a budget within which to work
other stuff
Other stuff….
  • Type of gown
  • type of wedding being planned
  • how large is the wedding party
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Other stuff….
  • Formal or informal
  • where will the service take place
  • time of day or evening
  • religious ceremony
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Other stuff….
  • Where is the reception
  • how large will the reception be
  • who is paying for the flowers
bridal consultation
Bridal Consultation
  • establish the size and budget for the wedding
  • with this info the florist will be better able to make suggestions relative to flower choices and other decorations
wedding order form
Wedding order form
  • used for planning floral decorations
  • lists the majority of items needed for the wedding
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Wedding order form
  • has space for notes on the style and types of flowers used
  • serves as a contract between the florist and the bride
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Wedding order form
  • the form is signed by the bride and the florist
  • this helps prevent problems in the future
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Wedding order form
  • a copy is given to the bride to serve as her reference
  • itemized list of floral expenses
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Wedding order form
  • form may categorize expenses under two columns
  • one for the bride and one for the groom
  • bridal and attendant
  • style is preference of bride
  • several factors considered in selecting style of bouquets
  • flowers should compliment the gown
  • traditional gowns - traditional flowers such as roses and stephanotis
  • size of the bride and attendants
  • petite women should carry a small airy cascade
  • not a large, heavy cascading bouquet
  • larger women can carry larger, heavier bouquets
  • most frequent styles ordered:
  • arm bouquet
  • colonial nosegay
  • cascading bouquet
  • variations of each are made by altering the flowers used, size, density of bouquet
arm bouquets
Arm bouquets
  • presentation bouquet
  • carried across the forearm
  • designed with natural stems remaining on the flowers
  • kept fresh in a vase until wedding time
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Arm bouquets
  • orchid tubes or water picks may also be used
  • remove tubes just before the wedding
  • flowers are bound together with wire
colonial nosegay
Colonial Nosegay
  • handheld bouquets
  • constructed in a circular shape with an attached handle
  • usually a plastic bouquet holder is used with
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Colonial Nosegay
  • soaked oasis or floral foam is placed in the bouquet holder
  • a piece of PVC pipe is used to hold the bouquet holder while designing
cascade bouquets
Cascade bouquets
  • held at the waist
  • created by extending the colonial bouquet into a flowing garland.
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Cascade bouquets
  • cascade may be any length from one foot to floor length
  • cascade is extremely popular with brides
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Cascade bouquets
  • hand tied - each flower wired and taped separately
  • designed in same foam holders as colonial nosegays
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Cascade bouquets
  • wire and tape the long cascade and add to a foam bouquet holder
corsages and bouts
Corsages and Bouts
  • normally worn by ushers, best man, groomsmen
  • parents, grandparents
  • servers at the reception
  • other close family members
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Corsages and bouts
  • organist, minister, soloist
  • minister - if they do not wear a robe
  • roses and orchids are favorite for mothers and g’mas
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Corsages and bouts
  • any flower can be chosen
  • usually flowers used in bridal or bridesmaids bouquets
ceremonial decorations
Ceremonial Decorations
  • check to see if the church has a policy on the use of flowers and decorations
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Ceremonial Decorations
  • a few large, bold arrangements are more effective than several small ones
entry and vestibule
Entry and Vestibule
  • guest book table
  • cut flower arrangements
  • garlands framing doorways
aisles and pews
Aisles and Pews
  • bows made of number 9 or 40 ribbon
  • white is the most common
  • often accented with flowers and foliage
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Aisles and Pews
  • may be used on every pew
  • every second or third pew
  • may have flowers and foliage added
  • may be used in altar area or in aisles
  • focus attention on the center of the altar
  • should be large enough to be seen by wedding guests
  • large, bright flowers are most effective
  • single arrangement in center of altar
  • triangular or fan shaped
reception decorations
Reception Decorations
  • many times arrangements used at the wedding are moved to the reception site
  • serving tables
  • cake table
  • punch table
  • floating pool arrangement
rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
  • depends on the style of dinner
  • arrangements are kept low so guests can see
  • florist usually stays at the wedding site until the ceremony has begun.
  • pins on corsages and hands out bouquets