Surefire Way To Get Organized For Your Floral Consult

Welcome to our very first Blog Hop for 2015!
This month we want to help you start the year off by getting organized as you’re planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas to help you reduce stress and enjoy the planning process as you move along through the blog hop.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events on Natalie’s Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.
There is one surefire way to make your first consultation less intimidating and impress your floral designer at the same time!! Read on to find out...

The design process for your wedding is one of the biggest wedding to-dos on your checklist.  You are essentially setting the tone of the entire day.  Trying to convey all of your wants and utter desires for your big day (in an hour!) can be overwhelming.  The best way to get the most out of your first consultation (because your head will be spinning by the third!) is to Define Your Style ahead of time!  
I find, the the best consultations are the ones with clients that have an idea as to what they want their design to convey.  I am not suggesting that you know the exact fold of the napkin for each place setting for this first meeting, but a general concept that you may have in mind can open the dialogue for your floral consultation and get the creative juices flowing.  Any experienced designer will be able to take even the most shell of a concept and blow your mind with ideas and suggestions.
Where do you begin?  Look at your everyday life.  What is your one "go to" outfit that never ceases to amaze?  When you walk in your home is it reminiscent of a look book at Z Gallerie or Pottery Barn?  Is your idea of a good time, an On Demand binge of the Mindy Project or hitting the swankiest, new lounge in town? Believe it or not, these little intricacies about your personal life will set the framework for an event that your guests are familiar with because it is totally you!!  Unless you are the "Sasha Fierce" bride that wants to do something totally unexpected.  In that case, look at your everyday "norm" and do the total opposite!
Need a little nudge in the right direction to define your style.  Check out examples of our past events and the client's lifestyle that helped shaped the final product!

Barrie and Rod affectionately labeled themselves "water people".  Rob is a surfer and every chance they got to vacation, water was nearby!

Laronda was high fashion in every sense of the word.  Her first email to us was a picture of her wedding ensemble, a couture wedding dress and Louboutin shoes to boot!

Christie purchased these large crystal candle holders three years before she was engaged!  She gave them to us and said make it pretty and pink!

Catlin and Forrest's favorite movie is Moonrise Kingdom.  Do you notice the yellow suitcase used for the escort card table?!

Now you see where we're heading?!  Equipped with your style in mind and basic event details, your first consult will be way better than you can ever imagine.  The next stop is Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing on Natalie’s Blog Hop! 

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next month! 
  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events 
  2. Katherine Shorter at Creating Awesomenessity
  3. Kristi Richardson at Bloomed To Last
  4. Chantal Benoit at Chantal Benoit Photographer
  5. Elizabeth Batte at plainjane designs 
  6. Andie Freeman  at Andie Freeman Photography 
  7. Brenna Fields Taylor at An Elegant Affair LLC
  8. Irene Tyndale at Irene Tyndale Events 
  9. Tessa Marie at Tessa Marie Weddings
  10. Peter Merkle at Chicago Wedding DJs
  11. Anshwa Lewis at SwaLaRue Events
  12. Deborah Ashe at Rev. Deborah Ashe
  13. Angela Christoforo at Elite Wedding and Event Planning
  14. Liz Coopersmith at Silver Charm Events
  15. Amber Peterson at Cheers Wedding & Event Planning
  16. Maggie Evans at Maggie Evans Designs :: handmade bridal couture
  17. N’neka Scruggs at Images by N’neka
  18. Kelly Snyder at Southern Charm Weddings
  19. Cindy Clearwater at Something Blue Virgin Islands
  20. Kimberly Parks at KP Photography
  21. Simone R. Ross at Lil’ Tux N Tiara’s Event Sitters & Entertainment
  22. David Osborne at Sound Insight Productions
  23. Nicole Hill at Flora Bond
  24. Shaun Cox at A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events
  25. Katrina McCullum at Made of Honor Weddings
  26. Sandy Salle at Hills of Africa Travel
  27. Rachel Huntoon  at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast 
  28. Daphne Simpson at Elite Design
  29. Kishana Highgate at Kishana Highgate Photography
  30. Loraine McCall at Mojica Photography
  31. Teresa Rhodes at Nearly Nesters 
  32. Andrea Freeman at Andrea Freeman Events
  33. Nikki Michel at Ciao Bella Weddings <
  34. Kelly King at Affordable Wedding Invites by Gossett Printing
  35. Christine Ringuette at Down The Aisle Wedding Planning & Design
  36. Myiesha Antwine at Kiss and Tell Weddings
  37. Ashley Rae at Ashley Rae Events
  38. Laurie Kuerlemann at Platinum Party Events Entertainment, Inc
  39. Lydia Wells at Writer Mom
  40. Melissa Pepin at Melissa Pepin Photography


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