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The Best Wedding Florists For Your Big Day

From stunning floral centrepieces to beautiful bridal bouquets, these wedding florists will offer invaluable advice to get the most for your wedding flower budget. Whether you are needing a wedding florist to decorate your entire wedding venue in flowers and foliage or are simply wanting some personal flowers for the wedding party, you'll find the very best wedding florist near you on Guides for Brides.

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We create stunning floral wedding arrangements with a totally personal touch.

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Oxfordshire, Ardington

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Charlton Park Bespoke Artisan Flowers

Wedding Flower Specialists based in Wantage Oxfordshire .

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Oxfordshire, Wantage

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Buckinghamshire, High Wycombe

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Persephone Violet - Wiltshire Wedding Florist

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Wiltshire, Malmesbury

£800 - £4,000

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Fabulous Flowers

Fabulous Flowers make Fabulous Weddings

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Oxfordshire, Oxford

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Flowers & Plants Co.

Bespoke wedding flowers, delivered nationwide

West London, Kensington - LONDON

£60 - £5,000

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The Daisy Chain

Family Run High Street Florist Specialising in Wedding Flowers

78 reviews

Buckinghamshire, Princes Risborough

£300 - £6,000

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Caerphilly, Nelson

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The Art Bunch

Creative, bespoke florist celebrating the seasons

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East Sussex, Ticehurst

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A good wedding florist will look at your choice of wedding dress and discuss the style of wedding and the look you want to achieve before suggesting a suitable style of bridal bouquet for you as well as smaller bouquets for the bridesmaids, and buttonholes or corsages for the rest of the bridal party. If you are having a traditional tear-shaped bouquet the florist will wire the wedding flowers before putting them into the bouquet, a skill that requires time and patience. For a modern bridal posy the flowers can simply be tied with a thick band of coordinating ribbon.

Most brides choose fresh flowers, but there are some excellent floral designers that specialise in working with artificial flowers which could be used for key items that you might want to keep after the wedding such as the bride's bouquet and the mother of the bride's corsage. Alternatively, you could arrange to have your bouquet preserved after the wedding. Specialist companies will collect your bouquet straight after the wedding or arrange for it to be couriered to them, photograph it, dismantle it and dry out each bloom to preserve its colour and shape, before using the photos to put it carefully back together in a 3D frame or within resin.

Your budget

The cost of flowers for a wedding is underestimated by most couples. The brides bouquet alone will typically cost between £100-£250 and an overall budget of £1500 is normal. Choosing flowers naturally in season ensures that they are at their best and at their least expensive, although virtually any flower can be grown in a greenhouse, and is available all year round in almost any colour, if cost is not a concern.

If your budget isn't huge, careful use of dramatic vases and greenery by a good florist can make a few flowers go a long way and the usual advice is to choose a few really dramatic flowers rather than more cheaper ones. It is customary to use the same florist for everything from the bouquets to the reception flowers, and even flowers for the wedding cake, so that everything matches or coordinates. Your florist should supply you with a flower checklist to ensure that you have thought of, and ordered, all the flowers you will need.

Wedding flower customs

There are various customs relating to the choice of flowers used in your bouquet, with the tradition of the bridal bouquet originally starting in ancient times when a bag of strong smelling herbs was carried to ward off the evil spirits. However most brides simply choose flowers based on their colour scheme and the style and shape of the bouquet, with white lilies and ivory roses remaining a firm favourite for weddings.

Who pays for the wedding flowers?

The bride's family traditionally pays for almost everything relating to the wedding, however there is an exception when it comes to flowers. The bride's family is still responsible for the cost of the flowers for the church, ceremony and reception, such as table decorations, pew ends and pedestals, but according to custom the groom should pay for all the bouquets, buttonholes and any thank you bouquets for the mother of the bride and the groom.

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A good wedding florist will be skilled in their craft and deliver exceptional customer service. Good wedding florists will look at your choice of wedding dress or wedding outfit, discuss the style of your big day and the look you want to achieve before suggesting a suitable styles for every floral element for your wedding, from the bridal bouquet to smaller bouquets for the bridesmaids, and buttonholes or corsages for the rest of the wedding party. It is customary to use the same florist for everything from the bouquets to the reception flowers, and even flowers for the wedding cake, so that everything matches or coordinates.

Most brides and grooms choose fresh flowers for their wedding, they are the traditional choice giving a natural scent. If you are wanting to use artificial wedding flowers, these are a great choice too. There are plenty of incredible skilled floral designers that can support you in creating your vision with fake flowers. Fake flowers are also a more sustainable option, as these can often be rented and reused!

Most couples simply choose wedding flowers based on their colour scheme. There are plenty of flowers that are suitable for a wedding in almost every colour! White and blush roses remaining a firm favourite thanks to their neutral tone and pretty smell. Choosing flowers that are in season for your wedding ensures that they are at their best and least expensive, although almost every flower can be grown in a greenhouse all year round in almost any colour or can be imported in if cost is not a concern.

The cost of flowers for a wedding is underestimated by most couples. The wedding bouquet alone will typically cost between £100-£250. An overall wedding flower budget of £1500 is normal and should cover any wedding bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, wedding table arrangements and possibly one key floral feature. We recommend couples dedicate around 6% of their wedding budget to the wedding flowers and decor. Bear in mind that several factors can affect the cost of wedding flowers, including whether the flowers are being imported, the experience of your wedding florist, how many floral arrangements you plan to have at your wedding and the kind of arrangements you have ordered.

As with most wedding services, it is best to book your wedding florist as far in advance as possible. The best wedding florists will get booked up quickly, with some fully booked up to 2 years in advance. We would recommend booking your florist at least 8-9 months before the wedding, if not sooner, to ensure you get your first choice wedding florist.

The bride carrying a bouquet of flowers is an ancient tradition that spans many cultures and time periods. Historians believe that medieval brides would carry strong smelling herbs and spices to ward off evil spirits as well as for practical reasons, such as covering body odour! By Victorian times, the giving of flowers represented romance and lovers would often send bouquets to show their affection for the person they were courting. The modern bridal bouquet is said to be traced back to Queen Victoria herself!

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