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Top 5 tips when organising your Isle of Wight wedding flowers

It always pays to be in the know, so we got in touch with the fabulous Nic of Flowers by Nic who kindly offered some insight for Isle of Wight brides when it comes to choosing florists and picking your posies:

Book your chosen florist in advance! Florists generally only create flower arrangements for one wedding per day, so it is best to speak to them and pay a deposit as soon as you can. This will save you from disappointment if they are booked up already.

Buy your wedding dress and Bridesmaid dresses before thinking about flower colours/varieties. The dresses can dictate a lot regarding bouquets. i.e An ornate lace dress would work best with a simple hand tied bouquet rather than a trailing bouquet that would cover up the detail on the dress.

When visiting your venue think of any areas that might need decorating or "brightening up" with flowers. If there is a blank space where people will be gathering or paying particular attention to, then perhaps it needs a flower arrangement to enhance and compliment the rest of your wedding decor.  

* Choosing seasonal flowers will keep the cost down. If you are on a budget take advice from the florist. They will know which blooms will be easily available on the date you are getting married. If you choose flowers that aren't in season then they will have to be imported from Holland, Columbia and beyond! This will be reflected in the price.

* The florist will condition every stem that they are using in your wedding bouquet, knowing that they are from a good quality supplier and have been treated, cleaned, kept in fresh water and stored cool up until a few hours before your wedding is key - this will keep them fresh throughout your day (even in an English heatwave!)  

Flowers by Nic offer a free consultation to help Brides (and Grooms!) start off the thinking process. This is just an informal meeting (generally at the shop) for which the bride is asked to bring along any information about the wedding, such as swatches of material, ribbon, invitations, pictures from magazines of everything they would want as part of their dream wedding. All of this information will help Nic understand and creatively interpret the style/theme of the wedding. Taking all these aspects on board, she will write up a firm floral brief, find some images, put together a few more ideas on suitable and available flowers, prices etc and email them over to the enquiring couple. So many brides appreciate this level of service – it’s a huge help and really enables them to visualise their wedding day as a whole.  

And most importantly....if you need a bit more advice or don't know where to start with your Isle of Wight wedding flowers....just ask! This stunning florist is ready to help!  

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