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5 Common Flower Planning Errors that can Mash up your Floral Dreams

In the age of Instagram, Google, and Pinterest, trying to pick a wedding flower design has never been easier and sticking to it has never been harder. Changing minds halfway through wedding plans is a real problem especially when wedding dates are 12 months or more in the future.
The following are some traps brides fall into that can leave a bridal party looking mismatched and all over the place.

1.) The Budget Bomb

“I am on a budget, so I am happy to do something nice for myself but want to do something small and simple for my bridesmaids to keep costs down.”

While everyone agrees that it is your special day, remember you are the one paying for the photos of it. If you’re bridal party looks ordinary, they will only dress you down. Small bridesmaid bouquets can often leave your wedding actually looking budget.  To keep a good look but without blowing your limited funds, look at bouquet designs that are abstract leafy loose styles, and in the case of silk bridal flowers, stick to classic and traditional blooms such as roses, peonies, hydrangea, and lilies…these will fill a bouquet fast.  Designs that require a lot of smaller silk flowers will end up dearer, so work smart to keep within budget. Some budget friendly designs can be found here.

2.) Pinterest Puzzle Pics

“I have found a pic of a bouquet I like for myself, and a different pic of what I want for my girls.”

Very, very, very rarely do two photos from completely different weddings actually suit each other. The end result will look like you borrowed another couples bridal party for your photos. Research the styles you like (keeping in mind that most Instagram and Pinterest pics are heavily filtered and won’t be a realistic example of what those colours would actually look like) and have the bridesmaids dresses already sorted before beginning work on your silk bridal flowers. Ask us for recommendations on how to simplify/downsize/or reverse colour scheme your chosen bouquet style to suit your bridesmaids. Contact us via email, live chat or one of our contact forms here.

3.) For Sentiment Sake

“For my bouquet I want orange lilies, frangipani, and pink carnations because they were my grandmother’s favourite flowers. But can they please be made to look nice in my rustic native style wedding.”

Adding an element in your bouquet that represents people you love is a beautiful way to keep them close to your thoughts on your special day. Framed mini pictures on handles are lovely, as are a favourite bloom in the bouquets. However all lovely ideas must be in moderation. Not all flowers and colours work well together, and not all flowers work in every wedding theme correctly. Keep your sentimental elements simple and few. Not all flowers are available in all colours when looking at silk blooms, so speak with us about the best way to include your loved ones memory in your silk wedding bouquets.

4.) Blushing Bride’s in Blush ( & Champagne ) 

“My dress is not ivory, it is more like a blushy colour”

Tinted colour Bridal gowns are very popular at the moment and can look amazing against many skin tones.  The colours are romantic with antique undertones in their shading. To keep the flow in your bridal party, your bridesmaids should also be wearing warm or antique shades/colours.  This way your wedding flowers too can play on the warmth and bring out the undertones of your gown.

If you fall into the category of having bright or cool colour bridesmaid gowns, your floral posies will become very important as they will be the only element keeping your bridal party visually together.  Foliage is your friend in this situation, as it will stop the clashing floral colours from being in direct contact with each other.

5.)  Mixed Suppliers & Family Friends

“A friend of the family is making my bouquet in fresh, can you do everything else to match in artificial flowers?”

Family and friends come with the best intentions and offering to make part of a weddings flowers seem like a lovely gift initially, but often leads to a large headache for the couple.  The simple fact is that two separate artists cannot make a properly flowing floral bridal package, especially when using different materials or different quality silk flowers.  Often we see brides trying to mix fresh with silk, or trying to include artificial flowers bought directly from China or gifted by family/friends into their package, asking us to perform the miracle of making it work together. Miracles are harder to perform than you think! Our advice is simple…pick one supplier/artist and stick to it. Don’t mix and match because it won’t end well and you may very well end up rushing last minute to find new flowers from scratch.

Trying to keep things matching right through your whole wedding flower package can be daunting especially when buying online, but it is for this reason that we have created Package Listings that have our recommendations of what goes together for all of our online bridal bouquet designs. The details are important in keeping the flow and some of the questions you should consider when selecting individual pieces online include the following…

  • Are the leaves in the boutonnieres the same colour as in the bouquets?
  • Does the ribboning all match?
  • Do the bridesmaids match/suit the bridal bouquet?
  • Are the types of flowers in the bridesmaids bouquet relevant to the ones in the bridal bouquet?
  • Do your flowers suit the location of your wedding?

We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding keeping the flow in your silk bridal flowers.  We have extensive knowledge and experience regarding the best way to tie all of the details up, and are eager to share our knowledge and experience with you.  Send us a message with any questions you may have.  Happy Planning!!

 

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Minimise the planning stress!

Cascading posy bridal silk artificial posy bouquet. With white rose, lilacs, peonies, cream ranunculi, navy blue berries and Australian native foliage. Made in Melbourne, shipping worldwide.

Hello Everyone!

The good news is… you don’t have to wait to order what you love!

Over the last year we have noticed a surge in last minute ordering and requests for designs which have since sold out. While we will do everything we can to get you the flowers you want in time for your event, we just can’t guarantee that each design will be available online for long periods of time as our stock levels and those of our suppliers are ever changing.

So to prevent stress & disappointment whilst ensuring you get the wedding flowers you would like with time to breathe its easiest to use one of the following options. If your wedding is still a while off but you absolutely love a design you’ve seen you can purchase on our Payment Plan via the website or simply Contact Us for a customised quote. Here with a deposit we can hold off delivery until closer to your day, but all the flowers required for your package have been secured in our stocks, preventing disappointment. We are quite flexible and are here to make ordering your wedding flowers online simple & easy so if you have any questions just send us a message. 🙂

We are always designing and loading new products so keep an eye out for our latest products. We also have a huge range of silk flowers in our studio so if you have a design in mind send through a request with an image and we can use it to create your perfect bouquet!!

Happy Planning!

Flowers For Ever After

 

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The Latest Features in our Webstore!

Customise your Bouquets Online & Pay over 3 Months!

We know that every bride has different needs for their bridal package and this is why we have been working day and night to give you more and more options you can now alter ribbon colours, bouquet sizes, flower colours, bouquet accessories and even foliage types on a number of our products. More and more items are being added every day, with more options, so that all your flowers are more personalised to you.

Weddings can drain the accounts! So as of yesterday we are offering a 3 month payment plan option for purchases made directly off the website, its the perfect way to secure your favourite bouquet/package and spread out the cost.

On top of everything else we are now also offering a range of centerpieces, arbour/arch decorations & even wreaths that can be purchased off the website. So be sure to have a good look through the store for all your floral needs.

Happy Shopping & Planning 🙂

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Early 2016 Custom Orders!

To all the lovely couples out there planning weddings up to April 2016 if you have a Custom Order Request please submit it through our ‘Contact Us’ Section on the website ASAP. We are currently securing stocks of flowers for all Early 2016 weddings before our Suppliers have there Christmas Break and don’t want you to miss out on what you are after!

 

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Our New Flower Wall

unique silk flower table arrangement hire frame

Our Wedding Decor Hire section for the Melbourne brides has recently been updated with a number of new items at affordable hire prices, please remember to check it out!

The next big addition is our Flower Wall in our  new colour scheme, pictures and details coming soon. We have also decided to keep our Hombre Flower wall considering the trend this season towards colour. So if you any enquiries regarding the availability of these or any other items in our Hire Section feel free to Contact Us, through one of the forms in or contact us section or give Maria a call on 0439 810 982.

Happy Planning!

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New Elegant Value Design Range

Wedding organization can be chaos at times, and we recognize the stress and pressures that are involved both in the planning and in the budgeting for the perfect day.  For this reason we have developed an affordable range of bridal flower classics that can suite a huge array of wedding colour schemes. This range is simple in it’s design and in medium sizing adhering to the classic elegant notion of less is more. The new ‘Elegant Value Design’ range is located under the ‘Bridal Bouquets’ category, feel free to have a look at the new range and ‘Contact Us’ if you have any questions about these or any other bouquets that interest you.

We have also introduced a ‘Custom Order Request Form’ in our ‘Contact Us’ section of the website, so if you need a quote for something specific be sure to fill out the form fully so we can do our very best to design something that is perfect for you in every way.

We look forward to working with you to create the perfect floral package for your big day!

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Hello Our Busy Brides to Be!

Flowers for ever after custom fabric bouquet

Just some quick helpful information;

*We are currently working on a number of bouquet packages that will suit various colour themes, so keep watch for our latest products as these are coming soon! Also remember we will happily add items to an order if you require something that is not on our website, just send us an email through the ‘Contact Us’ section on the Website!

*To see some of our latest custom work you can also visit our Facebook page… https://www.facebook.com/flowersforeverafter  don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too!!!

*We will be loading up pictures from our lovely brides in a new section called ‘Real Weddings’, so you can see how our gorgeous bouquets look in real life.

*If you wish to come in to receive a quote for a custom order, we can also organise an appointment in our Melbourne workshop, to book a time send an email through the ‘Contact Us’ section here.

We look forward to helping make your wedding planning experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible!