Tips For Dressing Your Venue And Choosing Flowers With Exhibitors At Bride: The Wedding Show At Knebworth

17 Dec 2015

If you need a little advice and inspiration on how to dress your wedding and choose the flowers for your big day, help is at hand with exhibitors at Bride: The Wedding Show at Knebworth House on 9-10 January, 2016.

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1. Finding Inspiration
A good way to get inspiration for decorating your venue and gathering your ideas together is to create a mood board. This can be a collection of your favourite photos, colours, themes and products. Mood boards help you to pick out a key look or style for your wedding, and enable you to see everything you like displayed together. They are also a good way to show suppliers what you are envisaging.
Pinterest is a great tool for creating mood boards, allowing you to pin photos and share your ideas with friends.

Dress it Yourself, based in Hertford, specialises in wedding and event hire, providing a wide range of different items for hire, from flower walls to lighting. Dress it Yourself has a Pinterest account that is full of ideas on how to use its products: uk.pinterest.com/DressItYourSelf. Find Dress it yourself on stand 55.

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2. Colours and themes
Choosing a colour scheme for your wedding is an important task. The colours you decide on will depend on your venue and the season. It is important to pick your colours early on, so you can plan how to match the church decorations, bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s accessories, cake theme and stationery. Try not to choose too many different colours. You want the theme to be obvious and effective.

The Flowerpot floristry has been in business for 28 years and has had many celebrity customers from Elstree Studios, The Landmark and Dorchester Hotel. There is a range of wedding packages available to cover all budgets, styles and colour themes. The Flowerpot is on stand 135.

3. Match the dress
Don’t forget your dress. Your wedding bouquet will be your biggest accessory, so make sure it complements rather than overpowers. A good rule for choosing flowers is the bigger the dress the bigger the flowers. And when deciding colours work closely with your florist to find out what would best suit your dress.

Linda Masters Wedding Florist is a wedding flower and venue dressing specialist. The family business is run by Linda and her two daughters. Linda Masters Wedding Florist is on stand 127.

4. Personalise your bouquet
Get personal. Think about choosing flowers that mean something to you. For example daisies symbolise innocence and purity, whereas carnations stand for pride and beauty. You could personalise your bouquet with accessories. Tokens such as ribbons, lockets or brooches add detail and if you have a loved one who is no longer with you, tie a small photo to your wedding bouquet in a locket.

Wild Ivy specialises in flowers for all events – weddings, parties, gifts, sympathy and corporate contracts. Wild Ivy uses beautiful English flower varieties, bound and arranged naturally and with style and aims to create unique and original flowers for your special day. Meet the team from Wild Ivy on stand 5.

5. The right choice for the season
Remember to choose flowers that will be in season on your wedding day. This is much more economical, and saves extra costs for shipping in your favourite flowers from overseas. Your chosen florist should have a good knowledge of the costs and when flowers are in season, so don’t forget to ask plenty of questions.

Betty & Bear Flowers is a bespoke wedding florist in Hertfordshire working with brides nationwide to help create their dream wedding flowers. The professionals at Betty & Bear believe flowers are an extremely important part of a wedding and should create the most magical feeling in any room. Schedule your free consolation with Betty and Bear on stand 31.

Bride: The Wedding Show is at Knebworth Barns, Hertfordshire, on January 9 and 10, 2016, from 10am-4pm. There will be spectacular choreographed fashion shows at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm, live music, a wedding dress boutique, Champagne bar and free copies of Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire Bride magazine. The first 100 brides through the doors each day receive a goody bag.
Tickets cost £4 each or £12 for a group of four adults in advance here. Tickets cost £5 each on the day.

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