The holidays in Florida are a little bit different. We may go to the beach, or take a bike ride along palm tree lined streets and stop at a friend’s house for a barbecue. And planning a winter wedding is different than in most parts of the country as well – while they worry about snowstorms and keeping warm, we have no such concerns. Still, planning a holiday wedding has its set of challenges in Florida. For instance, travel from other parts of the country is very expensive over the holidays; and rentals and hotels for guests are also scarce – and pricey – during high season.
Like any place in the country, planning should begin at least six months in advance. Just because our Christmas isn’t white, doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate – so venues book up quickly, and entertainers, caterers, and florists also get exceptionally busy. By the time the summer is over, each of these key elements should be reserved and finalized. At Al’s Florist, our professional team invites you to set up a consultation to discuss how we can help with your wedding celebration. Unlike other parts of the country, we may not have to worry as much about the seasonality of our flowers, although that may come into play; so if you have a specific flower you want to use, let us know right up front.
We have such a range of creativity in Florida when it comes to a holiday wedding color palette – red and white is still very popular, but shades of these colors, such as magenta or burgundy, can be used to create dramatic seasonal bouquets with a contemporary flair. You can design a subtle element of “winter” into your arrangements as well – crystals, silver and gold metallics, and natural branches drenched in icicle lights can all simulate a white winter wonderland, even if the night is balmy.
Whether you are drawing your influence from Currier and Ives or a tropical island, the creative team at Al’s Florist has the expertise you require to make your holiday wedding stunning.