As your bridal or commitment ceremony florist, we want to be
considerate of your planning energy and utilize our time and effort
efficiently. An initial meeting of approximately one hour,
set by appointment, enables us to have uninterrupted
private time. Please call or email to inquire about
the availability of the wedding date. We usually schedule only one wedding on any
Designed to Order Florist does not offer Bridal Packages as it
is our belief that each wedding is
a personal expression of the personalities of the Bride and
Groom and therefore unique. We offer you
personalized service, many varieties of fresh, quality flowers
and unique, personal wedding florals.
Our wedding information form should be completed and brought to the
wedding consultation. It allows us to spend the majority of our
time planning and designing rather then compiling data that we
will use closer to the wedding.
It is also important to bring the bridal gown and attendant’s
dresses color swatches (a tiny piece of the seam fabric will do)
to properly select flowers and/or ribbon. The style of the gowns
and type of wedding guide us in choosing the design of the
personal flower arrangements.
Prior to the wedding consultation it is advisable for the
bride to look through magazines, not to copy a design, but to
find out what colors, designs and general looks evoke the
feeling and style that will define your day. Other magazines as
well as bridal will offer ideas. A folder containing some of the
most liked items should be brought to the consultation,
especially when the bride and groom are uncertain about their
preferences for the wedding. In viewing the pictures, listening
to you and seeing your choices in gowns and tuxedos we feel
confident that we will be able to guide you to a design in
flowers that will characterize the look you want for your
Occasionally a second appointment is necessary, but in most
circumstances one hour is more than sufficient to finalize
design planning. At this time only a general idea of expenses
can be estimated as flower availability and production costs
must be obtained and each floral design priced out for labor as
well as conditioning and care of the flowers.
specified time after the bridal consultation a contract with
brief floral design descriptions and the final cost of each
design is completed and given to the bride or the party who is
financially responsible. The wedding flowers will be ordered
from the wholesaler once the plans are finalized and the
contract has been signed and one half of the final cost
remitted. The remainder of the floral contract fee is due twp
weeks prior to the wedding. It is advisable to have the flowers
ordered at the minimum of three weeks before the wedding.
Hand Tied Bouquets
Flowers are arranged with stems in a criss-crossed manner with the general shape of the bouquet being
round. Often referred to as a “Martha Stewart style”. This style
works well if a traditional shape or Victorian or country
wildflower look is desired. These bouquets need to be kept in a
water source until just before they are to be held for pictures
or going down the aisle.
Bouquet Holder Arranged Bouquet
The flowers are arranged by
placing them stem by stem into a floral foam filled ball which
is fixed atop a handle. This allows more structured design, more
variation in style and even some unusual placements of certain
flowers. This type of bouquet is multi-dimensional. Common
styles are teardrop shape, curved shape and draping with ivy or
flexible flowers such as dendrobium orchids. A bouquet holder
allows the flowers to have a constant water source so they stay
Single and Triple Flowers to be Carried
A single flower or three flowers arranged with greens to rest on
the forearm and held in the hand at the binding point, where
flowers are tied together with ribbon. This looks lovely with
long graceful flowers like delphinium, calla lilies, or orchids.
It can be a great way to have expensive flowers, inexpensively.
Small basket, Nosegay, Tussie Mussie, and
Pocketbook of Flowers
All are miniature designs and can be used in any circumstance,
but are most often used for the flower girl or junior
bridesmaid. A tussie mussie is a tiny bouquet arranged in a
small holder which is usually silver plated – only 3 to 5 inches
Pin on Corsage
Worn on the woman’s left front shoulder or
can be pinned on a purse or clutch bag. It usually consists of
two sometimes three prominent flowers like roses and a small
sprig of filler flower and a sprig of greens. It may or may not
have a bow.
A Velcro form or bracelet with the flower attached
to lie on top of the wrist like the face of a watch. The flowers
used in a wristlet are usually smaller in size than flowers in a
pin on corsage – example- spray roses instead of full size roses
used in a corsage.
A single flower with minimal greenery worn pinned
to the left lapel of a gentleman.
A contemporary pin on corsage or can be a
boutonnière, which has smaller flowers and is characterized by
the use of wire and/or beads or pearls incorporated into the
design. Great design when a whimsical or funky affect is
Flower cages and box forms allow designers to fashion flowers
for wedding arches, aisle decorations, pews, and wedding cakes.
They supply a source of moisture and help keep the flowers
Large oversized vases, urns basket and branches are available
for altar or wedding site décor. Often these items are rentals.
Centerpieces for the reception can vary from round traditional
circular arrangements to exotic dishes of flowers on pedestals
to unique topiaries and tall willowy branches or tall straight