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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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Weddings

  • one of the most interesting and challenging segments of the florist business

  • tradition plays a major role


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Weddings

  • modern weddings are reflecting more individuality

  • couples are generally older and have a specific idea of what they want


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Bouquets

  • bridal and attendant

  • style is preference of bride

  • several factors considered in selecting style of bouquets


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Bouquets

  • flowers should compliment the gown

  • traditional gowns - traditional flowers such as roses and stephanotis


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Bouquets

  • size of the bride and attendants

  • petite women should carry a small airy cascade

  • not a large, heavy cascading bouquet


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Bouquets

  • larger women can carry larger, heavier bouquets

  • most frequent styles ordered:

  • arm bouquet


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Bouquets

  • colonial nosegay

  • cascading bouquet

  • variations of each are made by altering the flowers used, size, density of bouquet


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Entry and Vestibule

  • guest book table

  • cut flower arrangements

  • garlands framing doorways


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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


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Candelabra

  • may have flowers and foliage added

  • may be used in altar area or in aisles


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Altar

  • focus attention on the center of the altar

  • should be large enough to be seen by wedding guests

  • large, bright flowers are most effective


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Altar

  • single arrangement in center of altar

  • triangular or fan shaped


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Reception Decorations

  • many times arrangements used at the wedding are moved to the reception site


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Reception

  • serving tables

  • cake table

  • punch table

  • floating pool arrangement


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Rehearsal dinner

  • depends on the style of dinner

  • arrangements are kept low so guests can see


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Delivery

  • florist usually stays at the wedding site until the ceremony has begun.

  • pins on corsages and hands out bouquets