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When I am throwing a party, where do I start with planning the flowers?

Deciding on a theme is a good starting point. Determine how many guests you plan to have and how, or if, they will be seated. Look at your space and decide where you think flowers could be displayed for maximum impact. Set a budget, communicate your ideas to your florist and ask for suggestions on flower varieties and styles of arrangements. Clip pictures from magazines for ideas.

Most importantly, get your florist involved from the very beginning. You might want to ask him or her to come and look at where you plan to have your party - he or she can give expert advice and creative ideas on how to make the most of your budget and your decorations.

Can I decorate for a party on a budget?

Absolutely! Your florist can make suggestions to maximize your budget. Let him or her offer suggestions about where your floral dollars can make the most impact. Ask about seasonal flowers that might be in abundance and available at a good price (for example, roses are a great bargain in the summer). Find out if your florist has props or linens to rent - this will cut down on the expense of you having to buy them.

If I am organizing party flower decorations the day before a party, are there certain tips that will help them to last longer? Are some flowers better choices than others?

Many people decorate the day before a party to avoid last minute rushes and to give attention to details that may be overlooked in a hurry. If you put the party flowers in place the day before the event, be sure to water every arrangement until the water reaches the top of the container. To keep your flowers moist, mist the flowers with a spray bottle and cover them very loosely with a single layer of thin plastic (i.e. a dry cleaner bag). Ask your florist if any of the flowers in your arrangements need special care. Never place flowers in the sun or a hot place the day before your party.


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