[HOW TO] Plan your Wedding Flowers, a Step by Step guide - Part 1

The following is part 1 of 3 in a Wedding Floral Planning blog series by the Flower Maven, Dina Sanchez of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean, a 17 year Breckenridge flower shop owner.  Dina has created custom bridal bouquets for over 1,000 weddings in her professional career as a florist.

I believe that planning your flowers is one of the most exciting aspects of your wedding.  Follow these simple steps to ensure that you are organized, informed and can enjoy the process.

The Flower Maven of Breckenridge, Colorado.  Dina Sanchez of Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean.  |  photo[robinjohnsonphoto.com]

Step 1 - Learn what flowers are in season when you're getting married.

Considering which flowers are in season you are getting married can be an important factor in deciding the overall color scheme.

For example, let's say you love pink and you're planning an autumn wedding.  I would then suggest a combination of pink Roses with Autumn Joy Sedum, burgundy Kangaroo Paw or Cockscomb Celeosia, a few berries and the right touch of garden leaves could add just the right touch of texture and color.

Step 2 - Determine what your color palette will be.

What is your favorite color?  What colors does he look good in?  Ask yourself if you want to incorporate them into the theme of your floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres?  Your wedding should reflect your personalities!

Step 3 - Create an collection of images that inspire you.

Start a folder of just images of bouqets and florals from magazines or the web,  and you will begin to see a distinct pattern as to what you like or prefer.

P.S. - Look online for sites that feature inspiration boards. It's a great way to see your wedding vision come together.  Perhaps we'll create some of our own along the way to show you some examples.

If you have any questions, comment below, or start a discussion on our forum.  Happy planning!