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Wedding Flowers Original by Linda Rist Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005 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

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wedding flowers

Wedding Flowers

Original by Linda Rist

Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

September 2005

  • 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
  • It is at least three months prior to the wedding
bridal consultations5
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 what needs to be arranged
  • 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
other stuff10
Other stuff….
  • Formal or informal?
  • Where will the service take place?
  • Time of day or evening?
  • Religious ceremony?
other stuff11
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
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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 grandmothers
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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