Flowers & Décor for Small Weddings: 5 Top Tips

2021 is looking brighter by the day, and we're even starting to see weddings on the rise... woohoo! Did you have to postpone your wedding last year? Perhaps a lockdown romance has blossomed and you're tying the knot this summer? Well good news, wedding season is well and truly on the cards and we've got some top tips for making it the perfect intimate celebration.

1. Choose a theme or style

It's always a good idea to get your Pinterest board popping and let your creative juices flow as you prepare the perfect day. A great place to start is to just decide on a theme - don't worry, it doesn't have to be something specific or even set in stone, just a rough guide on what inspirational elements tick your boxes will definitely help bring it to life. Will you go Vintage Classic? Shabby Chic? Elegant White Party? Beach Theme? Your wedding day is supposed to be special, so let it be a true reflection of you and your partner. 

2. Décor and special touches

Once you've got some idea on a theme, adding the little extras will really enhance your venue (and the Insta pics of course). From candles and vases to sweets and name cards, every little detail makes all the difference. So get a checklist going and start to tick off the items once you've got them sorted. With small ceremonies set to be a trend for summer 2021, décor and little sprinkles of magic have never been more important to make that intimate ceremony a unique experience.

3. Flowers, flowers and more flowers... and plants too!

Top class floristry is an essential for all weddings. Simple. But how that floristry is created is critical for bringing out the best of the blooms on your day. Bridal bouquets, buttonholes, table centrepieces, flower décor... there's so much to think about! A truly good wedding florist will be able to suggest appropriate flowers for every element of the ceremony, and should also create a unique proposal to bring your theme to life using the power of flower. Giraffe Flowers are proud to be your personal experts for delivering an amazing experience.

4. Choosing the right venue 

You might be completely set on your venue, or not even know where to start. Don't worry, there's the perfect place out there for everyone. With smaller ceremonies being so popular right now, a whole range of unique and quirky venues have popped up as the ideal ceremony location. There's a lot to consider, from your style and preference, right up to location convenience and budget of course. We work with some of the North West's leading wedding venues and hotels, so our bespoke proposals will have an array of suitable suggestions. 

5. Hire a wedding planner

Take the stress away and let us do the work (you will still have to do the marriage part though, we can't help with that 😉). We're on hand to help with any part of the process, small or large. The team at Giraffe Flowers (all of whom come from hotel and events backgrounds) have years of experience when it comes to wedding planning, so trust us when we say you're in good hands. With our sharp attention to detail and creative ideas, we can create the most beautiful ceremony across all things flowers, décor, design... everything or even just one thing! 

If you'd like to know more about our amazing wedding service, or just want to get some prices for small touches and floristry, contact us and we can tell you a little more about us and what we offer.