Getting Started

Planning an event or wedding can be an overwhelming task. Flower Child hopes to make the floral design element of your big day easier. Below is a brief guide to getting started with your floral and decor plan. 

Choose a colour palette/theme

A colour palette and/or theme will help you focus your planning. You can begin to compile inspirational photos, research what types of flowers you like that grow in your colour palette, and see how other aspects of your event can be tied into the florals (i.e.: bridesmaid dresses, cake, invitations, etc.).

Consult with

your venue

Be sure to talk to, or preferably do a decor focused site visit, with your event venue to determine what decor will work in the space. Some venues have restrictions on where and how you can attach florals, when the florist can arrive on site for set up, and what types of flower varieties you can use. Flower Child is happy to accompany clients on site visits to take measurements and get a feel for your venue. 

Determine your budget

Please consider what you would like to spend on the florals for your event - Flower Child can then provide examples of how your budget can work with the florals you've envisioned. Flower Child often will suggest similar flower varieties for clients to create a similar look at a lower cost. 

Decide on the quantity of flowers

Now comes the fun part!

It's time to decide on what types of florals you want for your event and the number of designs you need. For your reference, please scroll further down this page for an example order of the common florals requested for a wedding. Flower Child will make suggestions to ensure you remember everything, and note the traditions surrounding florals at special events.

Consider the time

of year

The time of year of your event will impact your florals. Some flower varieties are only available at certain times each year or are very expensive when they are out of season. Certain flowers are much heartier in cold weather. Flower Child will help guide you to choose the best flowers for the season.

Submit an inquiry to Flower Child

Finally, follow the link to the Request a Quote page. Submit as many of the details requested as possible to Flower Child for a comprehensive quote. Please also check out the Services page to get a complete picture of Flower Child's abilities. If you still have questions and are not ready to submit a request for a quote, send an inquiry to info@floraldesignsbyallison.com

or call 705-394-4581.

Sample wedding order

  • bridal bouquet

  • bridesmaid bouquets (one for each bridesmaid)

  • groom's boutonniere

  • boutonnieres for the groomsmen and fathers/important family members of the bride/groom

  • corsages or flower bracelets for the mothers/important family members of the bride/groom

  • flower crown for the flower girl

  • rose petals to be scattered down the aisle

  • ceremony aisle/altar decor 

  • florals to decorate wedding signage 

  • reception centerpieces or garlands

  • cake flowers

  • bride's toss bouquet