The following excerpted from Mindy Weiss’ Wedding Book: An Expert’s Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day — Your Way. It’s illustrative of the frank, practical and down-to-earth wedding planning information and advice you’ll get throughout the entire book.
1. Be Flexible About Your Flowers
Heavy rains can wipe out crops, and an early heat wave can shift a season. Transportation problems, labor strikes and customs officials can delay them. Realize that you won’t always be able to get exactly the flowers you want. Instead of being overly specific with the florist, focus on the quality that’s most important to you– a particular hue, texture or style — and allow your florist to choose the best available flowers.
2. Choose In Season Blooms
You can get the most flowers at any time of year from somewhere in the world, but flowers that are in-season are heartier, more robust, more abundant, and far less expensive. Even better are locally grown flowers, which save you a bundle on transportation costs. Cosmos trucked in from a local farm can cost as much as 40% less than those flown in from Holland.Continue Reading