Wedding Flower Guidance & Checklist

There is a lot to consider when it comes to planning your wedding flowers, especially when you have no idea where to start. It is very easy to look through the photos on Pinterest or Instagram and want EVERYTHING. But after the rational mind kicks in, you will be like, is it really what I want, how much would that cost, can I afford it? Trust me, this is totally normal!

Therefore, I have put together a step-by-step guide which will help you figure out exactly what you need and want. There are only four questions.

Go through theses questions first, and then, a checklist for you to refer to. You can pick what you want based on your preference, needs and budget.

I can’t wait to walk you through and help you figure out what you want!

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Four Questions to Ask Yourself 

First of all, “how much is my budget?” If you don’t know what your budget is, ask yourself: “how much am I willing to spend on flowers?”. Is it $3k, 5k, 7k or even more?

Ok, you now will have a rough figure in your head. It is totally ok if you are not sure whether this figure is realistic or not, whether it is too high or too low. This is our starting point.

Now, let’s forget all the Pinterest or Instagram photos for a moment and ask yourself, “what do I want my wedding to feel like?” Do I want intimate or relaxed, luxury or effortless elegant, or maybe something else? Write this down. Don’t worry, you can always change it later.

Then, “which part of the wedding flowers matters the most to me?” Is it the bouquets, the ceremony arch, or maybe it is the bridal table or the reception decorations? Refer to the checklist below if you are not sure and write this down as well.

Lastly, “If my budget is not enough for everything I want, what are the things I am willing to sacrifice?”

Now, you will have a much better idea and clearer view of what you want to and what matters to you the most. Re-visit this checklist below if you need to and refine your answers. It is also a good time to refer back to your Pinterest photos again and delete the ones you don’t need and add more new ones based on your answers.

Wedding Flower Checklist Guide

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BRIDAL PARTY

  • Bridal bouquet

  • Bridesmaid bouquet

  • Buttonhole: for the groom, groomsmen and fathers.

  • Corsage: this is usually for the ladies in your family, e.g. mothers and grandmothers. You can also choose to use corsage for bridesmaid instead of bouquets.

  • Head piece: this can be a full flower hair circlet or just part of it

  • Flower girl: small flower posy or flower pomander ball or a basket of petals

  • Page boy: a smaller sized buttonhole

CEREMONY

  • Statement piece: this can be an arch, urn arrangements, or flower installation on the backdrop

  • Chair ends or pew ends: a small posy tied on the end of the chair end

  • Aisle flowers: flower arrangement alongside the aisle next to the chairs

  • Signing table: an arrangement on the table and/or around the table

  • Flower petals


RECEPTION

  • Bridal table: full or partial flower garland on the table and/or around the table

  • Guest table: flower centrepiece or arrangement on plinth or a mix of both

  • Installation: ceiling installation

  • Welcome/cocktail/ gift table

  • Bar area

  • Reception entrance

  • Cake decoration

  • Bathroom


I can’t Wait to hear about your ideas!


Hello Again

The idea of re-building my website was rattling in my head for almost a year. At the start of 2018, I decided to put it into action. 

I decided to start my flower journey back in 2015. Whiling having my day job, I wasn't planning or dreaming to having my own business. It was purely for the love of  flowers and wanted to have some fun handling flowers in the weekends. It was on and off until the end of 2016.

I have to say, being a florist is really not an easy job. We are talking about buying flowers at 5 am despite raining or storming; carrying and moving heavy boxes around like a million times. Your hands are always dirty and have wounds. You have to truly love it for you to be a florist. 

2017 was a good year. So many good things had happened to me. I got featured on Wedded Wonderland; started to take online orders; started to meet brides to discuss their weddings; started my own flower workshops; did my first photo shooting; attended two of my favourite florists' workshop. I also teamed up with 5 other professionals and started a new business called Picnico, which specialising fancy and high-end picnic experience. I've learnt a lot. I've made so so many friends. I grew so fast every day. 

The more you know, the more you know you don't know. This year, I want to refine my skills and take Blooming Loves to a different level. There are so much to learn and I am so excited!