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.