Carol Rosen (Professional Wedding Coordinator) gives expert video advice on: Does it matter how I hold my bouquet at my wedding? and more...
Is one boutonniere enough for each of my groomsmen?
You would like to have at least one extra boutonniere, possibly two, for the groomsmen. Flowers are very fragile, especially boutonnieres because they're so little. They very often break, so you need to have a replacement. The groom should always have a replacement boutonniere. He's the guy that gets hugged the most at the wedding, and his boutonniere is just going to get mashed. We like to have an extra one for him right before the grand entrance, so he can look fresh and beautiful to come into the room.
Does it matter how I hold my bouquet at my wedding?
It does matter how you hold your wedding bouquet, because if you hold it up too high, it's going to be up under your chin and it's not going to look good in the pictures. We always tell the bride and the bridesmaids to hold that bouquet down at bellybutton level.
Should I ask my florist for a sample wedding centerpiece?
You're paying a lot of money for this wedding. I'm guessing you're probably having eight, ten, or twenty tables. You should absolutely see what the sample floral centerpiece looks like. You want to see the colors, how the flowers go together, the height, the arrangement, the styling, etc. You want to be sure it's exactly the way you want it to be. Your wedding florist also wants you to have it the way you want it.
Should I take a sample centerpiece to my wedding reception location?
The floral centerpiece doesn't always matter. I think if you're doing a tall centerpiece for your wedding and you're in a room with a very low ceiling, you might want to take the floral sample down and see what the differential is there and see how that looks. Sometimes it a matter of color. You might really care about how the colors of a centerpiece mix in with the colors of the reception room. Other times it's not so important. I think that's something maybe you can discuss with the florist, and ask whether it would really be helpful to see the sample in the room If the florist feels it will be a great idea, they will definitely bring that centerpiece to the wedding reception location and do a sample set up for you.