Flowers – 2014 trends and tips for choosing your florist


Flowers – 2014 trends and tips for choosing your florist


The Perfect Wedding Company spoke to flower supplier, Ruari at Pinstripes and Peonies, to find out what the upcoming trends are for 2014 and to provide top tips for our brides when selecting their florist and wedding flowers.

Ruari talked through some of the growing trends that will be seen everywhere next year – In general for the year it will be about natural, chic and understated glamour, Stewart Parvin gowns, smaller weddings with one long table and alert archways. For spring weddings there will be a lot of runners or bulbs and miniature plants (like daffodils, hyacinths and muscari). The Summer will see an explosion of English grown dahlias and Withpitts. Always a favourite we expect lots of low but large table centres with lots of candles, because who doesn’t look good in candle light? For Christmas 2014 it will be all cooper, lichen and a much more natural look.              

Top tips for choosing your florist:

·        Tell us what your budget is – our job is to make your budget work for what you want, if you give us the facts we would be delighted to help you

·        Focus on table decorations, this is where guests spend most of their time and it will make the biggest impact

·        Ask your florist to move your church flowers so they can be used elsewhere – your florist should do this for you

·        Seasonal flowers will always give you the best value for money, however, if there is something that you love, let us know and we will be able to find it and incorporate it

·        Keep a photo / picture log of things that you see in florists and magazines – an inspirational mood board as this will help find the right flowers and designs

·        Pick a florist that works regularly with the caterer you have selected so they can work together to decorate your canapé trays and any other additional floral decorations you need for any of the catering dishes or tables

·        For Christmas weddings go with seasonal colours reds and whites

·        Don’t be afraid to mix in some bulbs or foliage with your table centres and floral decorations

·        Book your florist six months from your wedding, however, do not expect to be able to talk in absolutes until two months prior because this is when the flowers that you would like will be coming into season

·        Ask your florist whether you can visit the flower market with them or if not ask them to provide samples.