Planning a wedding is not without its share of stresses. There are so many choices and decisions to be made, from the wedding date and location to the invitations, to the wedding dress, to the photographer, to the wedding cake, to the music, and on and on. The planning seems almost endless. There is, however, at least one area of wedding planning that should be joyful and uncomplicated: the wedding flowers. Nuleaf Florists Coventry have many years experience creating the perfect wedding flowers for brides in the Coventry area. Our huge range of wedding flowers includes bouquets, corsages, button holes, and handbag sprays. We have probably the best selection of wedding flowers in Coventry.
Flowers for The Wedding Ceremony
One of the first steps in planning your wedding in Coventry is the wedding flowers. Arrange an appointment to discuss your wedding flowers at least six months prior to the wedding date if possible. Most consultations for wedding flowers in Coventry take between one and two hours, so be sure to allow enough time in your schedule. Prepare for the wedding flower consultation by gathering pictures from bridal magazines of wedding flowers that you like. Bring pictures of the bridal gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses, as well as a sample of the fabrics being used in those dresses. In many cases, it is the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses that determines the palette of colors to be used in the wedding flowers. Also, bring along a picture of the wedding cake if possible. This will help in planning flowers or other decorations for the cake and the wedding cake table.
Make a list of the members of the wedding party and the other people who will be participating in the wedding. Besides the bride and groom, this list should include the maid of honour, the other bridesmaids, the best man and the other groomsmen, the flower girl and the ring bearer, if any. Also list the parents, the grandparents, and any step-parents of both the bride and the groom, as well as any special honored guests, such as a great aunt or a childhood nanny.
We are familiar with most wedding venues in the Coventry area. Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to have a floor plan of the site for both the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception. Make note of any unique architectural features, as well as colors and style of décor. What kind of wedding flowers would suit the surroundings? Know what kinds of banquet equipment, such as tables and linens, are available at the wedding reception facility, and have the names of the staff people with whom you’ve spoken. Bring with you a copy of the wedding policies for each venue, if necessary.
In planning the decorations for the wedding ceremony location, consider all the areas that may be enhanced with flowers, including the altar, columns and candelabra flanking the altar or creating a backdrop for the ceremony, an archway or canopy, the podium or lectern, the ends of the pews or the aisle itself, communion rails, window ledges, the entry vestibule, the guest book table, doors leading into the sanctuary, stair rails outside the entrance.
The wedding reception may be decorated in a style similar to that of the ceremony, or it may be completely different. For example, many brides choose all white flowers for the wedding ceremony and switch to a more colorful scheme for the reception. In planning the reception flowers, let us know what kind of food will be served and how it will be presented. Is it a stand-up buffet of finger foods or a seated banquet with a plated meal? Cake and punch only, a cocktail party, or a complete dinner? Will there be a dance floor? Entertainment?
As you can see, planning the flowers for a wedding is no simple undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. With adequate preparation and a little forethought, combined with the expertise of Nuleaf Florists Wedding Flowers Coventry, the planning process can be as smooth as a silk wedding dress and you will have created the kind of beautiful memories that last a lifetime.