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Planning for your wedding

Once a bride has chosen a wedding gown, her next important decision is her wedding flowers. Whether the bride chooses a simple bouquet, or a reception awash in a sea of flowers, the criteria for choosing a florist is the same.

When deciding on a flower shop and wedding consultant, ask about previous experience in creating and designing wedding flowers. How many years have they been in business? Where did the designers receive their training? Visit the flower shop and see the product they have on display. This will give you a good idea of the selection and quality of their work. Find a flower consultant that listens to you and if you want suggestions, feel confident in asking for ideas. Flower designers are very creative people, but its always nice to add your personal touch. 

West Van Florist buys large quantities of flowers year-round from local growers and countries throughout the world, so we guarantee the freshest flowers possible. If you want tulips in September, we can import them for you. 

Being prepared for your complimentary wedding consultation is very important. Bring in photographs clipped from magazines, select books from the library, and not just recent ones, but look in the history department too. Gather swatches of fabrics from the bridal parties dresses and outfits and know the colour scheme you want. Know how many people are in the wedding party and how many family members and honoured guests will be wearing flowers. Also how many guests will be attending, and the number of people at each table. 

Set a budget so that you know what you would like to spend on your wedding flowers. If you have no idea how much wedding flowers cost, the wedding consultant will be glad to help you establish a price . Wedding flowers can be anywhere from hundreds of dollars to many thousands of dollars, from avantgarde, high-style bouquets to classic hand-tied bouquets. Remember the most expensive part of wedding flowers is the time it takes to make them. Your wedding party’s bouquets can be used as centrepieces on the head table which is a wonderful way to have your flowers on display for your guests to enjoy.

Depending on the size of the wedding, you may wish to include set-up of the flowers at the church and reception and for the photography session. There are often three locations that flowers have to be delivered throughout the wedding day. West Van Florist has an experienced team to set-up a venue and get everything just right on your special day. 

West Van Florist offers a “bridal check” the day before the wedding, during which time the bride comes into the shop and makes sure all the flowers are exactly how she envisioned they would be. Everyone wants their wedding day to be perfect and West Van Florist wants to ensure it will be.

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