The Educated Bride Mini Series: WHY YOU NEED US

Knowledge is POWER ladies! So let's get down with some { FLOWER POWER }! In this "mini series" of the LSFDetails Blog, we hope to give you a little glimpse into the REALITIES of WEDDING PLANNING. As a bride-to-be i'm sure your head is spinning with SO MUCH INFORMATION & swimming in ALL OF THE PRETTY LITTLE DETAILS that must be planned for (and paid for). With wedding blogs, magazines, TV Shows, Apps, & Pinterst {OH MY!!} ~ there is no shortage of tips, tricks, pics, inspiration & PRESSURE! We are here to HELP!!  


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We recently came across a very interesting (and somewhat controversial) survey conducted by the exciting new online wedding registry, ZolaThis survey, shared in Brides Magazine, asked 750 newly-married couples their insight on what elements they found to be the most important {& worthy of the dollars spent} in planning their BIG DAY.

While WE agreed WITH the majority of the results in the survey, we were also dismayed to see the conflicting sentiments surrounding flowers and decor. As experts in this field, with 20+ years experience working with couples to plan & execute their vision, we felt it important to highlight the importance of hiring a professional floral designer for your big day!

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Flowers + Decor made the top 5 list for "Truly Unforgettable" details, as well as the list of items they wish they had spent MORE money on. At the same time, Flowers + Decor ALSO made the list of "what couples wish they had spent LESS money on". Of course, we understand that every couple,regardless of budget,will need to make CUTS here and there. As Jennifer Spector, Zola's Director of Brand and Newlywed-at-Large says, "Even people with unlimited budgets don't get everything they want,"

That being said ~ we can't help but feel that {REALLY & TRULYflowers + decor are key to the overall success of a wedding~ from pre-ceremony through to the reception - every detail counts!

Venue and photographer claimed the top two spots on what makes a wedding unforgettable. We completely agree! However, not all venues are "naturally beautiful", and those most important wedding photos can look empty & generic without gorgeous flowers to adorn them. 

to illustrate our point, we had a friend photo shop a few images from some of our past weddings to see what those special moments would look like without the LSFD touch.

The results speak for themselves:

Ceremony at The  PEna PEck House  in St Augustine 

Ceremony at The PEna PEck House in St Augustine 

REception at Walkers Landing in Amelia Island 2017

REception at Walkers Landing in Amelia Island 2017

Wedding cake provided by  Alleycakes Bakery  

Wedding cake provided by Alleycakes Bakery 

Another very important element to consider when seeking out your PROFESSIONAL VENDORS is the relationship and overall "vibe" you have with them. Keep in mind that this can be a year long relationship you are entering into! We agree with Spector's advice, "the best vendors aren't necessarily the most/Least expensive; they're the ones with whom you have the most chemistry." 

YOU NEED US because we CARE about YOU & the relationship we build with you and your family. We do not take it lightly that YOU are entrusting US with your MOST special day! With each & every wedding we create, we feel {honored} to be a little part of something so big, beautiful and important! From our very first meeting, we want to know all about you & your vision for the perfect wedding day! Your likes/ dislikes, color preferences, favorite flowers, any sentimental aspects we can incorporate~ and just as important, We love to hear all about your love story {we also REALLY love seeing pics of your animals!!}  ALL of these Elements go into our recipe for knocking your socks off when the highly anticipated day finally arrives!

YOU NEED US because we are a one-stop-shop for ALL of your Floral, decor & design needs! Of course we specialize in flowers~ but we are also a resource for specialty linens, lighting, soft seating, fabric treatments, table numbers, you name it we can do it! All of these elements contribute to the ambiance of a successful event and our expertise in event design allows for a STRESS-FREE, perfectly executed Event every time in any venue!

You Need Us because arranging flowers is an art form! Each one of our Designers is specially trained in horticulture & the aesthetics of design. Although it may appear to be something that you can DIY, take it from us, it is NOT! Brides your bouquet will likely appear in ninety percent of your wedding photos - hiring a professional will ensure your flowers are as beautiful as you that day! 

Finally, We LOVE what we do and Love YOU for making that possible for us! That said: whether or not you hire us or another floral designer, It is all about enjoying the process ~ you are in the midst of a super special, once in a lifetime experience ~ Soak up every last little lovely bit of it ~ and let the professionals take care of the rest!  

We truly hope you enjoyed LSFDetail’s blog Post and second part of our Educated Bride Mini-series. Feel free to comment below on any of our ideas or post questions that you may have. The ladies of Liz Stewart Floral Design are always available for quotes or questions regarding your special events. Contact us and let's talk flowers!

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