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Flowers are an important part of every wedding as they are noticed by all of your guests, add a special element to your ceremony/reception and are both complimentary and indicative of your style and personality. Just as many elements of wedding planning are, florists are something you wouldn’t think you’d need to spend a lot of time on but, in actuality, much forethought should go in to your decision.

First and foremost, you need to determine your budget, taking into consideration the number of people in your wedding party, whether or not you want pew decorations, how many centerpieces will be needed at your reception, the venue etc. It goes without saying that the fewer people you have, the more you can feasibly spend without exceeding the allotted amount.

The best way to get suggestions and recommendations is from friends or relatives who have used someone they liked, were accommodating and satisfied with especially if you attended their weddings and were impressed by the arrangements you saw. They can often give you information in terms of cost, flexibility and willingness to both understand your vision and make it come true.

Shopping around and seeing prior arrangements is also important. Some florists have easier access (which may cost less) to what you may want as well as creative ideas about how everything should come together in a cohesive way. You want to find one for whom your special day is not just a job but makes you feel like a priority and who will ensure everything is both perfect and you’re completely satisfied.

It is imperative to know what will happen if the flowers you choose are unexpectedly unavailable on the date you have chosen. There may be comparable substitutions in terms of color, size and number but you need to establish some guidelines as to what is acceptable. For example, if your heart was set on peonies, carnations surely wouldn’t be an adequate replacement.

Don’t be afraid to ask for photos/videos of prior arrangements and it’s wise to take images of your vision to the meetings. That is a great and reassuring way to know the ability of whoever you choose to handle your big day and will allow you to cross one more worry off your list.

It’s not necessary to feel guilty for not choosing someone with whom you have met and could have liked very much. After all, it is your decision and many factors go in to who you select. Keep in mind that you need to start looking several months before your wedding date so that all flowers (hopefully) can be obtained and the florist can be prepared to set aside the time to cater to you without having several weddings to make arrangements for at the same time.

How Do You Pew?

The more prevalent mixture of tradition and imagination in wedding planning maintains the principles of marriage while personalizing and individualizing each ceremony. As customs and expectations change, brides find that a church ceremony does not have to be formal and are able to interject more and more touches of originality and uniqueness. Pew decorations are just one of many ways to set your wedding apart and here are a few ideas that can display your personality, are a great way to spend time with friends and will save money and keep you within your budget (hopefully).

Use photography to tell a story in place of the traditional bows or ribbons. On each side of the aisle, use pictures to illustrate various stages in your lives, beginning in the back and ending nearest the altar with a current snapshot. An alternative is to use photos of you and your fiance throughout the course of your relationship to share some of your special moments with your friends and family. Both of these give all of your guests (especially those who may not know you so well) insight into your personalities and the journey that has led you to your wedding day.

Get creative. Use buttons of different sizes, colors, shapes and textures to make hearts that will adorn the pew ends. You can easily glue the buttons onto pieces of paper or fabric swatches, frame each of them and hang them from the pews using pieces of ribbon. They add beauty and modernity to the ceremony site and a very special touch because each of them will be unique and different from the others.

Potpourri balls are another innovative option that can be done in more than one way while simultaneously filling the room with a wonderful scent. A way to combine the more traditional notion of flowers with the potpourri balls is to leave them bare so that from a distance, they look like small bouquets on each pew. Alternately, there are many varieties of round containers, ranging from very simplistic and unadorned ones to those that are ornate and have elaborate cut-outs, depending on the formality of your ceremony. Either way, the space will smell as lovely as the contribution the balls will make.

While the overall experience and the significance of a marriage are, by far, the most important aspects of your wedding day, many brides get caught up in the details because those are what make the occasion even more special. With just a little bit of forethought and imagination, the pew decorations can be both memorable and tailored specifically for (and perhaps by) you.