Flower Planning in Four Steps

1. Set Your Budget

Whether it’s what you have available to spend or what you want to spend, a defined budget is key. Most couples devote 8 to 20 percent of their overall allotment – the exact percentage is up
to you.

2. Determine Your Style

Research colors, flower varieties, overall schemes, and arrangement types that catch your eye.

3. Nail Down Your Numbers

Guest count? Bridal party attendants? Number of tables? These details matter; they will affect your bottom line.

4. Propose, Revise, Finalize

Armed with your budget and inspiration photos, your florist will draft a proposal and offer suggestions to match your budget to your vision. Trust the experts. Revisions and substitutions are part of the process.

This article was originally published along with the article Wedding Flowers 101.