Flowers are a very important part of a wedding and when to order them is an important consideration in your wedding planning.
While there is no absolute rule about this, it is important to speak with your chosen florist/supplier as early as possible to make sure they are available and can cater for your wedding flower requirements.
We recommend making contact with your chosen florist/supplier 6-12 months before your wedding. This may seem like a long time in advance but it will allow you enough time to book your preferred wedding date, to help you plan your wedding flower requirements and allow sufficient time to source your chosen flowers.
In this post, we'll outline the different factors that need to be considered when ordering your wedding flowers, as well as recommending how far in advanced you should contact your chosen florist/supplier.
Without further ado, let's get started!
Peak Wedding Times
While weddings occur at all times of the year, every location has peak times/dates for weddings so if your wedding date is during a busy time for your area the earlier you can order your flowers the better.
Peak times for weddings include the summer season and the warmer months. Florists are also busy at certain times of the year including Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day which need to be factored in to your wedding planning.
Popular florists/suppliers can book out a long time ahead. If you have your heart set on a particular florist/supplier, it is important to contact them early to make sure you don’t miss out. This step is particularly important if you are hoping to choose flowers that many be out of season or difficult to source as this will allow your florist enough time to get them in.
If you are choosing fresh flowers for your wedding, using a local florist is a good idea as bouquets and arrangements will need to be made up and picked up close to/on the wedding day. If you are ordering flowers from further away or interstate, you will need to allow extra time for your flowers to be delivered.
Type Of Flowers
Fresh flowers are seasonal which means they may not be locally available all year round. If any of your fresh wedding flowers need to be sourced from interstate (or overseas), this takes time and will need to be factored into your ordering time.
While it is important to order early to ensure supply, fresh flowers need water and will need to be made up into bouquets and arrangements close to the wedding and picked up on the wedding day so they are in optimal condition.
Artificial flowers can be ordered, made into bouquets and arrangements and delivered months ahead of your wedding day as they are made from natural and synthetic fabrics, fibres and materials and will last indefinitely with minimal care.
Dried/Preserved Flowers can also be made into bouquets and arrangements and delivered months ahead of your wedding day as they are long lasting with a little care.
Flowers are a very important part of a wedding and when to order them is an important consideration in your wedding planning. It is important to speak with your chosen florist/supplier as early as possible to make sure they are available and can help you plan and cater for your wedding flower requirements.
We wish you all the best with your wedding planning! We hope that this post has given you some help with when to order flowers for your wedding.
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