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Hot topic: Floral finesse

Hot topic: Floral finesse

Our experts tackle wedding day disasters and advice how to avoid common pitfalls.

Steph says: Flowers are perishable, anything can happen! Extreme temperatures, the wrong colour, the dog has, shall we say, had an accident… you need a plan!

  • Where will you put your bouquets when they are delivered? Ideally a cool room, no sunlight and somewhere where the family dog can't pounce on them!
  • Colour can be subjective. If you want a specific colour, ensure you have a swatch of fabric or a paint sample that you can give to your florist.
  • Check social media, such as Pinterest, for great ideas.
  • Don't be disappointed if your beautiful bouquet arrives and it's not the exact colour you had in mind. Colours change with the season and in different light levels. Hardly anyone agrees on a colour, peach and coral being the worst, everyone sees it differently!
  • Create your own moodboard showing hues, tints and tones that you love and share with your friends and florist. The florist will love you! A professional should provide you with moodboards showing your chosen colours and even sketches on request.

So, don't forget: Set aside a room, keep the dog away and research your colours.

Steph Willoughby, Chirpee Flowers
chirpee.net

 
 
 
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