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Wedding Planning Tips

Jacobsen’s Flowers has been proud to do gorgeous wedding floral arrangements since 1920, and we look forward to making your wedding dreams come true. Follow these simple tips and you will be on your way to perfect flowers to enhance your own wedding.

Tip #1: Baby its cold outside…
Are you planning a winter wedding or bearing the heat of the long summer days? Weather is one of the main factors that come into play when choosing flowers for you wedding. Envision a color scheme rather than a specific flower and then allow the qualified staff at Jacobsen’s Flowers to show you a variety of flowers in your colors that will do well in the weather of the season.

Tip #2: Eliminate the worry
Things will get hectic leading up to the wedding, but don’t let stress about your flowers be one of your worries. Plan ahead so that you know what time pictures will be taken and how long the flowers will be sitting for; this will allow a timely delivery and ensure that you have only the freshest flowers throughout the entire wedding day.

Tip #3: I think this would match…
With so much on your flower will compliment the tablecloths the best. Instead of guessing, make sure to bring a mind it is hard to recall the exact shade of the bridesmaid dresses and to envision which swatch of any fabric that will play into your choice of flowers. That way you will be certain everything looks good together and won’t have to rely on memory alone.

Tip #4: Above and Beyond
At Jacobsen’s Flowers we know that a wedding is a lot more than just the actual ceremony. We encourage each bride to think beyond just the ceremony and extend their floral ideas to reach other important areas of their wedding such as the bachelorette party, the bride’s parent’s and groom’s parent’s houses and the brunch the morning after the wedding. We also offer arrangements that can be immediately sent as thank-you gifts to all those important people who were so crucial in making your big day spectacular. Another idea offered to the parents of the newlyweds is to send an arrangement to the honeymoon suite as a wedding gift to the new couple.

Tip #5: Avoid "Oops!"
As tempting as it may be to have each bridesmaid holding a big, beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers it is important to think of the possible consequences. Big bouquets can often be heavy and you could end up with breaking apart or toppling out of the bridesmaids’ hands. Instead, stick with a smaller bouquet of equal beauty. Make sure that when you are handing the flowers to the bridesmaids that the flowers look fresh but aren’t still wet and dripping down the fronts of their dresses!

Tip #6: Don’t wait!
It is important to make sure to be diligent about focusing on the floral arrangements for your wedding, in fact it is never to soon to start planning. To be able to come into a consultation with our design team and build off your ideas makes sure that your personality and vision are incorporated from the beginning of the planning process. Acting early also gives plenty of time to develop a color scheme and to really put thought into what you want your wedding to look like.

Tip #7: The times they are a’changin
With new trends constantly coming and going, it is important to inquire about the options you have as a bride. Sometimes what was unconventional before is traditional now, and the choices are endless. Our team of designers is constantly updating their knowledge on wedding trends and is eager to show you the latest in bouquets, arrangements, and boutonnières.

Tip #8: Keep it together
Weddings call for a number of different venues, from the florist to the band to the location. Dealing with all of these different people can be tough and confusing and at Jacobsen’s Flowers we try to make you life a little simpler by fulfilling your floral needs as well as the rentals. We offer vases, settings and more so that you are not looking around to find the extra pieces that you need and are able to eliminate one step of the crazy planning process.

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