So you decided to get married? Congratulations! Your special day is coming! It is truly a big day for you, your partner, your family and your partner’s family! A big congratulations to you all…
Tom and I were talking and in casual conversation the subject turned to what some of the more common mistakes are that brides make when planning their wedding. Well in his own words, some of the pitfalls… Read On!
In my humble opinion, the most common mistake couples make in regards to their wedding flowers is listing too much to other people’s opinions. A wedding celebration should ultimately be a reflection of the couple and THEIR tastes, not a conglomeration of their friends and family’s style.
I often find myself repeating the mantra, “It’s your day, it’s about you two!” Brides are commonly overly concerned with what their guest’s opinions may be and often fear being judged for making certain bold choices. If your friends are critical and negative in regards to the choices you’ve made, are they really friends worth having?
Selecting décor that is opposition to the colors or architecture of the venue is another error that is common. Don’t fight it! Go with it! It will always look better if you chose a color scheme that works within the room’s existing décor. If you don’t have the budget to drape the room completely and create a blank slate, you will always have a more harmonious design scheme if you complement the surroundings.
You will spend less of your budget if you are not trying to distract from or cover over the undesired elements of the room’s trappings.
Here in New York City we have many venues with incredible views. If your venue has stunning skyline or river views, why distract your quests with overly complicated, tall centerpieces?
Generally, you’ve paid a pretty penny for the view! Why take away from that?! I would suggest doing a lower centerpiece so that your guests’ eyes go toward that stunning vista. Perhaps it would be better to create a composite style of arrangement with multiple vases that echo the skyline your quests will be spend the evening admiring.
A little bit about Starbright Floral Design… Starbright is a full-service florist that offers a wide array of services to its clientele. We are located in the heart of New York City’s Historic Flower District (on 28th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue). We serve the general public, our corporate clientele and the Manhattan Hospitality and Special Events Industry all from one central location. Delivery of Flowers, Plants and all types of gifts is available from our store at 150 West 28th Street, by phone at 800.520.8999 or by visiting our website at www.starflor.com. We hope to see you soon!