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Be Open Minded

There is nothing more disheartening for the bride and her florist than when she comes in with her heart set on yellow peonies for an August wedding, only to find out that yellow peonies are not naturally available in August. There are a ton of flowers available year-round, like roses, hydrangeas, carnations, alstroemeria, callas and orchids, just to name a few. Knowing just this one piece of information can make your flower plan run much more smoothly.

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And Colour

Trust your florist, they will help you understand the undertones of different varieties such as, red ranunculus having orange undertones that stand out when paired with cool colours. You should also remember that many of the photographs you see as inspiration can also be misleading because when a photographer is colour-correcting for skin tone and lighting, they can sometimes adjust flower colours beyond whats realistic too.

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How Your Flowers Will Photograph

Be careful when choosing your wedding floral colours, if you mix two contrasting colours too drastically without any shading, your flowers could photograph in a strange way. Instead, you might want to think about adding in lavender or a grey/green foilage to give off a softer tone.

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A Single Hue

If you are on a limited budget, go monochromatic for a bigger impact. A monochromatic colour scheme looks more organised and really gives your ceremony and reception a pop of colour that is sure to 'wow' even in the smallest amounts.

Know Your Budget

The worst and least productive meetings are the ones where no budget is highlighted. Think about the fact that you wouldn't go out and buy a car without a clear budget in mind - apply that logic to your flowers too and save yourself and your florist some time.

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Always remember that there's no need to limit yourself to roses and calla lilies for your wedding. We personally love the alternative look, so pull in fruit and vegetables like pomegranates, kale, apples—whatever speaks to the wedding and your vision. You also don't have to limit your containers to clear glass vases, if it will hold water it can hold your flowers.

Take a browse at the Oopsie Daisy, Jenny B Flowers, Flowerheart and Fabulous Fynbos pages on our site, to see how valid all these tips are. They are all on-hand to help you create your ultimate wedding floral decor dreams!

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