If you are planning for a holiday wedding this year, your plans should be in full swing. And to help you along, we are writing this “Christmas in July” post – because the holidays will be here before you know it, and now is the time to begin to finalize your plans. By now you have likely chosen a venue, as well as the bridesmaid’s dress color palette. With these two crucial pieces in place, you are perfectly poised to find the perfect wedding florist.
Are florists all the same? Not by a long shot. You’ll want to choose a florist that has experience staging weddings, as well as one who is capable of providing florals for your wedding at one of the busiest times of the year. That is why we recommend that you make an appointment with an Ah Sam wedding consultant as soon as possible. As experts, we will discuss many important points with you, including:
* Be sure to contact the church/ceremony location as well as the reception venue to determine if they will already have holiday decor in place. You do not want your chosen theme to clash with the venue, nor duplicate efforts- the decorations that will already be in place may be perfect!
* Consider working within a chosen color scheme, not necessarily a specific set of flowers. During the winter, some flowers may not be available locally. We will discuss options, including alternate blooms or even filling in your natural bouquet with some silk blooms.
* The most popular holiday wedding palettes are red, white or a combination of both. But to make a truly beautiful seasonal statement, also consider evergreens, white branches or pine cones as additional natural elements. And how about a little mistletoe? It is, after all, a very romantic occasion!
* The use of metallic accents is a great way to bring holiday sparkle to your decor; from vases to silverware. Crystal baubles and flickering candles are also lovely holiday touches.
The talented wedding planners at Ah Sam have many more options, ideas, and suggestions that are sure to make your holiday wedding truly memorable. But with most industry experts advising that you select wedding flowers at least 4-6 months in advance, now is the time to give us a call.