DESIGNING THE PERFECT FLORALS FOR YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING

Nov 29, 2023 | Uncategorized

Destination weddings offer a dreamy backdrop for your special day, but planning one can be a whirlwind of details. From the venue to the menu, there are a lot of factors to consider. When it comes to your wedding florals, you want them to be nothing short of perfection. That’s where Abby Garden comes in! We’ve designed wedding florals for couples both across the country and internationally, gaining valuable insight into the process. In this blog, we share our top tips to help you plan the perfect florals for your destination wedding.

HIRE AN EXPERIENCED DESTINATION WEDDING FLORIST

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Planning a destination wedding can get expensive between flights, accommodations, venue, and vendor costs. There are many ways to keep your day more budget-friendly, however, you do not want to skimp on hiring an experienced florist. You want a floral designer who can roll with the punches, take care of the details, troubleshoot when needed, and deliver excellent florals on your wedding day.

Beware of designers who promise to process, design, and set up everything in just one day or night. Typically, an experienced florist will need at least two to three days after they arrive to process and design florals. Rushing through these crucial steps can lead to subpar results, and on your wedding day, subpar florals are the last thing you want to worry about.

FIND INSPIRATION

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Before meeting with your floral designer, it’s a good idea to have some inspiration on hand. Whether it’s a Pinterest board, photos of your favorite things, or other visuals, bringing them along will help convey your vision. Florists love to collaborate and help you bring your dream florals to life. They’ll gladly assist you in brainstorming ideas and can even offer suggestions for unique floral installations that will set your wedding apart.

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

It’s important to ask your floral designer some important questions before booking them for your destination wedding:

1. How do you plan to get the flowers? Will they be shipped or sourced locally? Are you confident in the quality of local blooms?

2. What if the flowers are delayed or if the local market doesn’t have what we want? Do you have backup options?

3. Are you legally allowed to work at the wedding destination? Do you need a visa?

4. How will you prepare for the wedding location? Will you consider the seasonal availability of flowers locally?

SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, not perfection. It’s important to understand that your floral designer may face challenges in sourcing the exact type of flower you’ve seen on Pinterest in the precise color and shade you wanted, especially in another country. Maybe the flower wasn’t in great condition, or wasn’t available altogether. That’s why choosing an experienced floral designer who you trust is so important! Their expertise allows them to problem-solve and make decisions that enhance the overall design and outcome, even if it means substituting when needed.

COLLABORATE ON BACKUP OPTIONS

It’s possible some plans may change, so flexibility is key. Work with your floral designer to create a backup design plan featuring alternative blooms you like. This way, if your initial choices are unavailable, your designer can easily select substitutes that match your tastes and preferences. Pinterest can be a great tool for this!

CONSIDER LOCATION AND VENUE

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Destination weddings are a unique opportunity to break away from tradition and embrace the charm of your chosen location. Once you’ve chosen a florist, here’s how to make sure your wedding florals harmonize with the destination:

INCORPORATE LOCAL BLOOMS

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Don’t miss the chance to incorporate local florals into your arrangements! This will add authenticity and connect your wedding to the natural beauty of the region.

CULTURAL INSPIRATION

Draw inspiration from the local culture and traditions and infuse them into your florals, whether through specific flowers, color schemes, or arrangements with cultural significance.

MATCH FLORALS WITH VENUE AND THEME

Work with your florist to make sure your florals complement the venue’s style and ambiance.

CONSIDER CLIMATE

Consider the climate of your destination. Choose flowers that can endure the local weather conditions, especially if your wedding will be outdoors. Your floral designer can guide you in selecting blooms that will thrive in the location’s climate and look stunning throughout the celebration.

DESIGN YOUR DREAM DESTINATION WEDDING FLORALS WITH ABBY GARDEN

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At Abby Garden, we specialize in creating lush and abundant floralscapes that reflect your unique love story. Our award-winning, New England event studio is known for adding an authentic touch to fine art weddings. We take a personalized approach, limiting the number of events we take on each season to provide you with a dedicated, tailored experience.

At Abby Garden, we specialize in creating lush and abundant floralscapes that reflect your unique love story. Our award-winning, New England event studio is known for adding an authentic touch to fine art weddings. We take a personalized approach, limiting the number of events we take on each season to provide you with a dedicated, tailored experience.

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