Wedding Florist Hampshire – When Should I book my Hampshire Wedding Flowers?


Hampshire wedding flowers bride and bridesmaids bouquets


Being engaged is exciting, although it is also a time that is filled questions and decision making. Invariably, once you have set your date and booked your county venue your thoughts will then turn to other suppliers. Amongst all this, I know that you’ll soon be wondering “When should I book my wedding flowers? So you’re definitely in the right place here to find the answer to that question. As I am delighted to tell you this is exactly where I can help! Do please read on and you’ll quickly be fully informed and ready to add book Hampshire wedding flowers in the right place to your wedding planning timeline.

wedding and engagements rings nestled in an open rose

Recently Engaged.

So, the question has been popped and you have a beautiful engagement ring on your finger. If you were lucky, you might even have had the opportunity to celebrate the news of your engagement with friends and family before the lock-down. Now though, to get down to the business of organising your wedding which will naturally include your wedding flowers and floral decorations.


Hampshire wedding flowers church door flower arch


Wedding Planning Timeline.

It’s not uncommon to be engaged for a year to 18 months and this gives us our first time parameter. One of my favourite analogies to wedding planning is that it’s a bit like doing a jig-saw. I share this thought with loads of my clients to save overwhelm. First of all, when you do a jig-saw you start with the outline and set your boundaries. Secondly, you gradually add the other pieces forming small groups of the image. Until finally, all of the pieces are in place and your jig-saw is complete.


floral jigsaw puzzle


Initial Research for your Hampshire Wedding Flowers

It’s useful to begin your research as early on as you are able to.You will then find that it will be really helpful to your florist and for your initial conversation if you start to consider:

* The styles of flowers that you like.
* Colours that you like.
* Key floral areas that you are keen to explore


Floral mood board


Get The Ball Rolling.

Now, with your basic research done give your wedding florist a quick call. I can’t emphasise how important and valuable to you a quick call at this stage will be.This also acts as part of your research, at the next level.Here you can ask them to advise you on their planning procedures and if you like the sound of them, go ahead and book a wedding flowers consultation. Remember florists love to talk about flowers and will be more than happy to offer you a little guidance to start off with. I offer a complimentary wedding flower consultation to all of my couples which is usually a full hour. It is completely without obligation and to follow-up I’ll prepare a personalised estimate.


wedding table candelabraflower decoration with Mr & Mrs wall sign

Book Your Hampshire Wedding Flowers.

So almost there now and how exciting. You’re nearly ready to book your wedding flowers! All you need to do next is decide if you get on well with your florist. Do you like their ideas and approach? Can you work together on an approximate budget? And if YES is the answer to those questions, quickly move on to make your booking fee, return an acceptance form and SECURE YOUR DATE.


Louise Avery presenting bride with her bouquet Cain Manor Hampshire wedding flowers


Wedding Flowers Booked. Another tick in the box and a glass of bubbly to celebrate.

Congratulations you have now booked your wedding flowers and secured your favourite florist for your wedding date. There naturally will be more work to do as the booking is just the outline stage for the wedding flowers. You and your florist throughout the wedding planning timeline will need to continue your flower planning together. This is where I suggest meeting my couples for a venue site meeting if required. Another part of my wedding flower planning includes a request for dress fabric samples, dress photos, sketches or links. When I work for a wedding couple, update calls and emails go without saying and a final consultation before the wedding is the time to confirm all requirements and quantities. Everything for your wedding flowers is now in place and the jigsaw is now complete!


celebration bottle of champagne


I really hope that I have given you some inspiration and answered your initial question as I believe you are now in the sound knowledge of when to book your wedding flowers. You see booking wedding flowers isn’t just about a wedding prep countdown check-off  list. Instead it is much more personal to your unique set of circumstances. Rather, I believe it’s more to do with using your time wisely and MOST importantly in collaboration with your wedding florist.


Louise Avery spraying Hampshire wedding flowers with water in the flower studio


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