Tips From Your Wedding Florist

There are a few things you need to know before making the floral decisions for your wedding. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind before your big day!

Research blooms in season

The season matters when it comes to flowers. Ordering blooms out of season will drive your costs through the roof and oftentimes out of season flowers aren’t the best quality. Your florist will more than likely already have an idea in mind of what flowers to order for your wedding, but it’s always good to have your expectations set straight beforehand. It’s always hard when a bride wants Peonies for her autumn wedding. Do you research beforehand to know that will most likely not be a possibility. Embrace the season you are getting married in an use in-season flowers for your arrangements.

Consider the environment

We are proud of our commitment to staying as eco-friendly as possible. We use chicken wire and floral frogs for all of our centerpiece designs, thus eliminating the use for floral foam. Floral foam is a one time use mechanic that takes years to decompose. It is one of the biggest waste factors in the floral industry and is terrible for the environment. Chicken wire and frogs on the other hand can be reused year after year. Not only does this help the environment, but it helps our client’s costs as well since we don’t need to order foam on a weekly basis. We hope to eventually become a complete floral foam free company in the future (we still use foam for some of our installations).

Think big picture

When it comes to choosing your floral color palette, think big picture. What color will your bridesmaid dresses be? Is your venue neutral or bright in color? It’s a tough balance trying to please our clients preferred color palette while also wanting to be cohesive with the rest of the wedding day elements. Come to your florist with an general color palette and allow them to fill in the accent colors. Not only will your color palette be unique to you as a couple, but it will compliment the rest of your wedding day designs. If you have a wedding planner, make sure they meet with your florist to ensure cohesion.

Get creative

With millions of weddings being planned around the world, why not do something different? This is the fun part! Work alongside your florist to come up with unique table designs and installations that will truly make your wedding day memorable. Create Pinterest boards, sketch out ideas, and do venue walkthroughs. Your florist has the creative mindset to really come up with something amazing if you allow them!

Trust your florist

Last of all, trust your florist. This is what they do for their career! It is not their first rodeo and they know what works and what doesn’t. Questions and concerns are common and welcomed, bring them on! But also know that floral designer knows what they are doing and will help make your dream wedding day come to life.


Getting married in Lexington or Louisville Kentucky? Tying the knot in Ohio? Reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Flowers can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!

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"Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful! I can’t say enough good things about Kaytee and her team. The flowers for our wedding far exceeded our expectations. They were stunning and our guests raved about how beautiful the bouquets and decor were! Kaytee understood our vision and created a beautiful setting for the wedding. Last but not least, Kaytee worked well within our budget and made good recommendations. Thanks Kaytee and team!"

-Megan, Mother of the Bride, Spring 2019 Wedding

Highly recommend Roots Floral Design - absolutely beautiful!

“Kaytee is an absolute GEM! She has so much passion and care for what she does, that you feel like she's a friend more than a vendor. She walks you through each step of the floral process with organization, examples, cost, and detail -- all things that make my detail-oriented heart happy. The end result far exceeded anything we could have hoped for or imagined. ALL. THE. GREENERY. Future brides, run, don't walk to Roots for your wedding. From start to finish, she took care of every single floral need to make our day positively beautiful.”

-Laura, Summer 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee became so much more than a vendor for us. The first time I met her I felt as though I met a long lost friend. She was the very first vendor I chose for the wedding (even before the venue) and she lived up to all my expectations and went above and beyond.  Each time I met with her I felt confident that she completely comprehended my wants and would fashion them into something that looks put together, yet natural. The day-of she silently transformed a bland rustic space into an enchanting, romantic barn. I couldn't have asked for anything more beautiful or unique."

-Grace, Spring 2019 Wedding


"Kaytee was so great to work with!!! I provided her with some floral inspirations from Pinterest and Instagram but gave her a lot of free rein coming up with the flowers for our wedding and she went above and beyond expectations. Our photographer was obsessed with all the bouquets and we got so many great pictures of them! She did such a good job making my smaller budget work to make high impact arrangements. She's also the sweetest person to be around!"

-Bo, Spring 2019 Wedding