Weddings

How Early Should You Order Wedding Flowers?

If your wedding is on the horizon, you have likely spent some time thinking about how you would like the celebration to look. Flowers are a major component of your wedding’s aesthetic. Flowers represent your personal tastes, play a big role in the wedding’s theme and provide important color. These flowers will last forever as they will be captured in video and pictures taken during the celebration of your love. The question begs: how early should wedding flowers be ordered?

Key Considerations

Do not haphazardly select a date ahead of your wedding to order flowers for the big day! The last thing you want is a bunch of old and wilting flowers to line your wedding hall, reception area and other spaces within the facility. Brant Florist customers will testify that we have the best possible combination of diverse inventory, great prices and elite customer service. We can accommodate orders placed a year in advance as well as rush orders and anything in between.

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It is imperative that you wait until the perfect time to place the order. Try to figure out exactly which types of flowers you desire for your wedding far in advance. Keep in mind that certain flowers might not be available during specific seasons and/or months. Once you have settled on flower types that match the colors and theme of your wedding, it is time to start planning the order date.

Order Timing

It is prudent to place your order wedding flower order between six and nine months ahead of the wedding. For some people, ordering this early might seem way too far ahead of the wedding date. However, placing your order far in advance gives us ample time to plan for your big day. It will also give you a lengthy window to coordinate your wedding apparel and theme to match the color and style of your flowers.

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Why Waiting Until the Last Minute is a Mistake

Plenty of brides believe they can wait until the months, weeks and days ahead of their wedding date to place the flower order. This is especially tempting for brides who plan to order flowers online. However, delaying the order until the last minute will negatively impact the wedding planning process. If you put off the order too long, it might prove difficult to procure the appropriate flowers to match the wedding colors and theme.

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Give Your Florist at Least a Full Month to Prepare Your Floral Arrangement

At a bare minimum, you should order your wedding flowers at least one month in advance. Give your flower provider at least this amount of time to assemble your arrangements and you will avoid rush charges, guarantee your chosen flowers are available and give the florists enough time to grow specific flowers for your celebration.

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Brant Florist has the Flowers of Your Dreams

Brant Florist is your go-to source for wedding flowers. We have a diverse array of gorgeous flowers that suit every type of wedding theme. Whether you are looking for a fully customized floral arrangement or prefer to select one from our most popular wedding flowers, we will accommodate your requests down to the very last detail. Put your faith in Brant Florist and your special day will feature the most beautiful flowers you have ever seen.

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We assemble each flower arrangement by hand to ensure the highest quality. Our team goes the extra mile by providing a special message with each of our beautiful floral arrangements. Our goal is to custom tailor each bouquet to make a personalized impact that puts a smile on every customer’s face.

This Year’s Summer Wedding Flower Trends

Wedding season is finally here! If you’re planning a summer wedding, you were likely eager for spring to arrive so you can choose the perfect flowers to compliment your colour scheme of your wedding.

Here are this year’s hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your colours and/or flowers for your summer 2016 wedding.

Pastels

Pastels are this seasons colour trend; pastel shades, “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” were chosen by Pantone for the colour of the year for 2016. Whatever colour it is that you’re choosing for your wedding, finding flowers in a pastel shade of that colour will give an elegant and classic touch to your wedding.

Pastel shades of any colour go well with white (to go perfectly with that white wedding dress), light grey or any light shade of neutral to compliment your pastel colour. Consider these neutral shades for your vases or ribbons for your wedding flowers.

Simple and Classy

Nothing says “classy wedding” like a simple flower arrangement with clean neutrals to compliment your classic white dress.

Think white on white with clear, white or silver vases for a simple and classy flower arrangement. White roses are the perfect option for this simple and stylish trend.

Fresh Cut and Wild

Create a fresh and rustic look with your wedding centrepieces by add vines, sprigs, herbs and different sized and coloured blossoms for a more rustic look to your centrepieces and bouquets. This is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding.

Have fun with designing your own arrangement with all of your preferred colours and other “wild” elements to add to your centrepieces!

Variety

Mix it up at your wedding by making each wedding centrepiece different. Not all the tables, or your bridesmaid’s bouquets, need to look the same! This element of variety is very trendy this year. You can either stick with a similar colour and a different variety of flower type, or choose all different colours of flowers and use all of your favourite colours that you just couldn’t choose from this year.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Match your boutonnieres for your groomsmen to your bridesmaids’ flower bouquets or corsages.

If you’re going with the variSummer Wedding Trend Bridesmaids Flowers | Brant Florist Wedding Flowersety trend, make sure the flower in the groomsman’s boutonniere is the same colour flower as the bouquet of the bridesmaid’s that he is walking down the aisle! This keeps the variety as a fresh element and keeps a unified consistency to your wedding party.

Fresh and Local

A guaranteed trend this year is that of local and seasonal. By choosing wedding flowers that are in season where you are holding your wedding, you’re ensuring not only the freshest cut flowers, but also that they are from a local florist.

There is no better choice than supporting local businesses and displaying flower arrangements that were prepared only days before your big day.

Our website is organized and categorized by season and occasion for so many more ideas on summer wedding flower trends for 2016!

If you’re still deciding the trend of wedding flowers you’ll be going with this summer, give us a call at 877-545-5535 and our team of designers will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the perfect arrangements for your summer wedding.

Silk Flowers Last Forever

Silk flowers are made from different types of material, which make them look very real. Many people in the past have opted for artificial plants and flowers for a number of different reasons. Some were to avoid the hassle of taking care of the real things, some because of the allergy sufferers, while some because they want the arrangement of flowers to last.

Years ago, florist would promote the silk flower arrangements for the bridal bouquet as a keepsake. The silk flower arrangement was also more expensive than real flowers. To have your wedding done in all silk arrangements would have cost you a lot more than having it done in real flowers, but times have changed since then.

Today, silk flowers look more like real flowers than they did back then, and the price of the silk flowers for your wedding will typically be cheaper than with real flowers. More and more weddings are selecting silk flowers today, but this may be because of the allergy sufferers or maybe it’s a budget issue.

Silk flowers do have their advantages. They have a life-like appearance, and they will never wilt or die – regardless of how much you neglect them. Silk flowers are beautiful for ever and they can be kept as keepsakes and passed on to others in the family for their weddings. If you wish, you can even re-use some of the flowers in your home décor, with a few minor design adjustments.

Because time is not an issue with the silk flowers they can be made well in advance of the wedding for pre-wedding photos, or to check the whole order before the big day. There will be no surprises on the special day, which is probably every bride-to-be’s fear. There is a wide variety of flowers, so you don’t have to worry they one have the type of flower you want for your wedding.

Silk flower and plant arrangements can also be made for the home. For those who are not sporting a green thumb or have allergies, but still want the beauty of plants and flowers around their home, silk arrangements are perfect for these people.

No matter what the type of plant or flower you are looking for, you will be able to find it in a silk variety. They won’t need any maintenance or care and they will last you a lifetime.