The dos and don’ts of ordering your wedding flowers

We asked PinkyMiki Flowers how to make the most of meeting your florist


Do feel a connection, trust and honesty with the person who will design your arrangements. It’s essential to know the hands that are creating your perfect vision. A tea, coffee and a friendly chat is a great opportunity to get to know each other.


Don’t be afraid to send pictures or preferred elements to your florist. It will help give them a better visualisation of your requirements.

Do let your florist know as many details about your day as you can; describe your style, favourite colours, how you’ll wear your hair and make-up, and your dress.

Don’t be afraid to ask for samples or even suggest they create something in front of you. Here you can be certain about his/her real skills and unique vision.

Do let your florist help you. All venues are different, therefore it’s very difficult to decide which style of arrangements will show it off to its best. It’s beneficial to know how high the ceilings are and which colours are dominant. Let your florist advise you on the best option to complement your venue.

Don’t miss the opportunity to book your perfect florist – talk to him or her about availability as soon as possible. 

Do make your flowers unique. Whenever you download a picture from the internet, consider it as inspiration rather than trying to imitate it. Take your favourite elements from it and ask your florist to use it to create something even better.

Don’t forget to order your thank-you flowers. Ecuadorian Infinity roses have the capability to keep their colour and freshness for years. The mother-of-the-bride or your maids will love receiving a living memory after the big day.


PinkyMiki Flowers will be at The UK Wedding Shows, starting at the London ExCeL Wedding Show 11-12 January 2014. For more information visit theukweddingshows.co.uk