Ask the Expert

How to Choose Your Wedding Floral

Lush Couture Floral’s Deitra Butler gives us her floral recommendations.

How early in the process should a bride choose a florist?
Six months to a year before the wedding day. If she is choosing to marry in a popular wedding month like June, it is best to book your florist as early as possible.

What is a good question a bride should ask?
What flowers are in season for my wedding date?

What are some of your favorite trends at the moment?
Lately, I have had more and more brides requesting more of a garden-style bouquet. I love this look! It’s very earthy and romantic.

What are some things to consider when doing an outdoor wedding?
Weather and the time of year. Always have a backup plan in case of rain or bad weather. I have found the Farmers’ Almanac to be pretty accurate in predicting the weather.

How much does the climate affect the flowers?
It’s really mainly the heat that affects the flowers.  So if the bride chooses to have an outdoor ceremony or reception in the dead of summer, I would suggest not using flowers like hydrangeas.

How long have you been in the business?
Almost five years.

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