Everything You Need To Know About Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

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The topic of tipping can be confusing for brides, their partners, and their families. Which wedding vendors do you tip? How much? When? To make it more confusing, you’ll find lots of conflicting information online, hear different strategies from friends, and you might get into some heated debates about tipping and gratuities on wedding forums. In a nutshell: Tipping is … Read More

How To Understand Wedding Flower Prices

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How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost? So you’re getting married!? That’s exciting (and overwhelming), but luckily for you there are a ton of great resources to help you with every stage of your planning, including my blog and my Free Wedding Timeline and Checklist! If you’ve taken my advice right from the beginning, you’ve likely just got engaged, and it’s … Read More

5 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Wedding Florist

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As a bride to be, there is a long list of things to plan, prepare for a decide on—wedding flowers being one of them. Here is a shortlist of 5 things to do when choosing a wedding florist. Start Planning Early As a florist with almost 20 years of wedding flower experience, I can assure you that one of the … Read More

Caring for Lilacs in a Vase

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One of my favourite things about flowers are the vivid memories that they spur with their different scents. Of all the flowers I’ve smelt in my life, none present a stronger, more clear memory than lilacs. When I was young we had a lilac tree in our backyard, and my mother would take me out there in spring to collect … Read More

What To Do After Getting Engaged

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Congratulations! This is a momentous occasion whether you’ve been planning your wedding since you were a little girl, or you never really thought you would get married. Either way, you and your partner are in love, and want to share your lives together. Perfect! So, what do you do after getting engaged? Take a minute Before you let your excitement … Read More

The Waterless Plant: Waxed Amaryllis Bulbs

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How To Display a Waxed Amaryllis Bulb When you think of flowers and gardening, most people think of 2 things; dirt and water. However, a new invention to burst on the floral design scene this year is a modified take on a classic bloom: The Amaryllis. Anyone that has cared for an amaryllis knows the frustrations associated with it, including … Read More

5 Minute Florals: Christmas Arrangement

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Hi everyone, and Happy Holidays! I know it’s early, but at Floral Buds we just love Christmas! We decorate the store and begin creating Holiday inspired arrangements right after Thanksgiving (the Canadian one, of course), because it’s a happy time of year and the possibilities and inspiration are endless. Today’s 5 Minute Florals was inspired by the scent of the … Read More

5 Minute Florals: Hydrangea Arrangement

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This weeks 5 Minute Florals went a little long (6:24) but includes a ton of great information about the materials we use. Did you know: Hydrangeas, Roses and Protea all thrive in warm climates like South America I decided to class things up a bit and focus todays arrangment around the Hydrangea because a lot of flower lovers believe that … Read More

5 Minute Florals: Carnation Arrangement

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I’d like to share a story about carnations from my friend, Jamie. As a child, carnations were one of the very first flowers I was introduced to. My father would bring my mother flowers every week, and as I got older I wondered where the money came from, as we weren’t well off and I knew from trips to the … Read More