Country and Lace Florist Tips

Tip #1. When having an outdoor event you have to consider the wind factor, especially near the water. Make sure all large plants and flower arrangements are secured in heavy pots or urns. Be sure that all arches and tents are tied down and aisle cloths are pinned down just before the wedding begins.

Tip #2 Select a bouquet style that flatters your figure as well as your gown and personality. Your bouquet should be proportioned to complement your size. Be sure to carry something you love, as the flowers you carry as you walk down the aisle will be one of your fondest memories of the day. Bouquets held in front should be low enough to reveal the beautiful details of your gown. Hold your bouquet with both hands as though your arms are resting on the hips.

Tip #3 Instead of renting an everyday Unity Candelabra, let Country and Lace create one for you using two tapered candles and a column candle nestled in a beautiful arrangement which can be displyed on any small table within your decor or centered on our elegant white columns.

Tip #4 We can use fresh flowers on the rehearsal dinner tables and reuse them for reception decor in non-focal areas like mantels, powder rooms, cocktail tables, climbing stairs or along bars. Additional flowers can be added to give them a fuller and different look to reuse for reception guest tables.

Tip #5 If your wedding date falls near a holiday like Christmas or Valentine's Day, avoid using red roses or flowers. They are often more then twice the price, for us and you! Go for seasonal flowers, which are both beautiful and price effective. We love using fall's available bold colors and berries and plentiful English garden styles in the spring.

Tip #6 Bouquet trends change as frequently as fashion. While hand tied nosegays are still the most popular, we are seeing a slight trend back to cascading style bouquets. We stock silver tussy mussy holders that work beautifully with these. Ask us about our new ideas or bring us yours. We may just start a new trend together.