How to choose and order flowers from a wholesaler
The most difficult thing when you are making your wedding flowers and this applies if you are a florist too, is what flowers do you choose for your style of bouquets…..so here’s a quick easy way to do it…
The steps to success are:
Choose your palette of colours, google a colour wheel or look at pinterest for ideas, ideally decide what you prefer and the overall colour for your style of wedding
Visit the wholesaler first, find out the minimum quantities and take your phone and photograph the blooms you like and the name and price. If you don’t know the name of anything from a pinterest photo, ask as the wholesaler will be happy to help.
Come home and get out the squared paper or spreadsheet and list the flowers and foliage you like. Choose vertical, round, different textured flowers and foliage to make your bouquets and wedding flowers interesting. Put these along the top of your spreadsheet.
On the vertical axis, put down all the wedding flower arrangements you want from bouquets, buttonholes to table settings.
Work out how many of each flower you want in each item , this will be a guess ( aim for 40 stems for your bouquet) because you need to have a play around when you have the flowers. At a wholesaler you need to order in quantities of 10 or 20s so your spreadsheet needs to include all your wedding items and quantities need to be rounded up in multiples of say 10 or 20.
Confirm everything on an email with the wholesaler, you’ll need to use the current prices and get an estimate of the total cost.
Collect your flowers , at least, 4 days before the event.
If you still feel this is a tall order, I can do this for you via my workshops, please have a look at dates on my website www.balshamhouseflowers.co.uk . we can discuss your exact requirements and I can suggest the flowers and foliage and how much to buy!