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4 Things to tell your Floral Designer when ordering your Holiday Flowers November 16, 2011

You are creating your shopping list for the scrumptious foods for the holidays, confirming family and friends who will attend, selecting the look of your table and entertaining area. Next on your list? Ordering the flowers to complete the setting! Flowers make people smile, bring a feeling of satisfaction and enhance creativity and conversation. Here are three things to consider and discuss as you are selecting the flowers for your special gathering:

Elegant Centerpiece featuring spray roses and striking Cobra Lilies

Elegant Centerpiece for a smaller or narrow table, featuring spray roses and striking Cobra Lilies

  1. The overall style and feel of the event – are you going for a trendy/modern look? Or do you want a more home-spun look with whimsical elements? Or an upscale/elegant feel that is still warm and inviting.
  2. The context for the flowers: the decor of the room(s) where people will be gathering, the size and shape of the table(s) where the flowers will be displayed (centerpiece or buffet, coffee table or kitchen bar), and the predominant colors in the space. Are you bringing in special decor accents or metallic items that should be considered?
  3. Your color scheme for the event – are you wanted more neutral tones, such as taupes, ivories, and soft peaches? Or are more bold colors such as pomegranate, cranberry and pumpkin more your style?
  4. Are you giving the flowers away? Or would you like to use your own vase or tureen for the container? Or would you like to select a special hand-blown vase or high-end footed bowl that would be rented for the event and then returned?

For help thinking through your holiday party, and the perfect floral arrangements, post your question for Lisa or Karin on our Facebook Page, or order a custom floral arrangement and we will call and consult with you before creating it. We are Floral Artists offering Concierge-Level services, such as color consultation, full-service delivery and setup, rental vases and containers for events and parties, and customization for an amazing ‘Wow!’ factor.

Check out our blog post giving the inside scoop on how fashion trends can lead you to discover distinctive floral combinations.

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